Monday, January 24, 2011

What A Lovely Way To Start A Week

Well the visit was short but honey, it was sweet.

Lis got in around nine-thirty and believe it or not- we drank martinis and yes, that is an ungodly time to drink martinis- nine thirty on a Sunday might but oh hell. Whatever.

No blood, no foul, as Mr. Moon would say.

Lis and I immediately became our unit, the way we do, like two pieces of an interlocking puzzle, click, all one piece, here we are, we must have sounded like twittering birds, catching up on this and catching up on that and oh wait- did I tell you?- NO, you did not! and Mr. Moon, after making the drinks, settled in his chair and let us go on about our Lis-Mary business and all of a sudden it was midnight and I kept resetting the coffee brew-time as we changed our mind about what time we had to get up, over and over and when I went to bed, Lis was practicing the song she has to sing this morning and how she does it, I do not know.
But she does.
She is already on her way to the church (and who has a funeral on a Monday morning at ten?) showered and coiffed and lipsticked and petticoated and here I sit, another cup of coffee, waiting for Owen and oh yes, I am going to be glad to get my grandmother hands on that boy.

Like the brownies I made last night. I wish it wasn't so easy for me to throw baked goods together. Really. It's a curse.

And no, we did not eat them for breakfast. Those are the ones I sent with Lis to take home to Lon.
Sweets to the sweet, carried by the sweet, made by the old, sent with so much love.

It IS a bright, shining day. Here's a picture of the bottle tree for Ms. Lisa Page Rosenberg.

And oh look! There's my shadow.

I am saying good-morning, I am saluting this fine, sweet day.


  1. Good morning! Sounds like a good day in Lloyd. I'm at work, getting nervous - tonight is my first night running bar trivia!

  2. Good morning to you! I want a brownie.

  3. Good morning to you Ms. Moon. You and Lis look like you had a wonderful time. It must be great to slip right back into that comfort zone with someone no matter how long you've been apart...and martinis at 9:30? Perfect!

    Your brownies look fab and so does your yard. I'm missing my yard and all the colors of the garden. Just gotta hang on a couple more months.

  4. Yay! Bottle Tree!
    Thank you.
    Linking those brownies and those friends too...

  5. The fucking brownies look wonderful.

    I love the bottle tree, too! It keeps the haints away.

  6. mmmm - brownies.

    My neighbors would have a shit fit if I hung bottles.
    They had a shit fit when I hung wind chimes.

  7. Oh god, Mary, your brownies look so gooooooooooooooooooood! Damn!

    I just read a beautiful little poem.

    "You do not have to be good.
    You do not have to walk on your knees
    For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body
    love what it loves."
    ...~~Mary Oliver

  8. The bottle tree is photogenic. Love it.

  9. DTG- You're going to be GREAT! Have so much fun. And thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for helping me with my computer. You are the best and I love you.

    Lois- I have given almost all of them away, which is a very good thing.
    But I would love to give you one too.

    Mel's Way- Oh, my yard is so brown and stick-y. But I see buds. I see signs...
    And you're right about Lis. And martinis.

    Lisa- I did it for you, dear!

    Ms. Bastard-Beloved- So far the bottle tree has worked. No haints around here that I know of. Now if it only worked as well for mice...

    Jeannie- Your neighbors obviously SUCK!

    Jo- That poem is perfect. As perfect as my brownies tasted, which the small animal in me loved. Thank-you.

    Syd- You need one too, man.

  10. Your brownies look so fantastic! I linked to them. The icing, the perfect shape. I must learn.

    I love the light in that last picture.

  11. Mwa- The brownies are so easy. The icing is nothing but cocoa and a little butter and few drops of milk and powdered sugar. A little vanilla. I put it on when the brownies are still hot in the pan and it spreads and then congeals again and it is very nice. BUT, just plain chocolate chips on the top of brownies when they come out of the oven will melt and make a beautiful icing.

  12. I love shadow photos, and this one with the bottle tree is perfect.

  13. It's my Ms. Moon catch up love fest..
    thank you .
    for every word and photo, big or small,
    light dark rainy or sun washed.

    it's all song and prayer exactly.

  14. Every single time I see that bottle tree I think "I really must create my own" Tell me Ms. Moon, is there a secret to it?
    Ahh, and isn't it wonderful to catch up with friends!

  15. Mmmm thanks for that. I have processed it, now will try to forget it, and then improvise it next time in your honour!


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