|Apple, Cinnamon, Pecan Tea Cake|
This week has been 'different'. I cut off my long ponytail that I've had for the last few years and had a friend's hair dresser put in highlights and lowlights into my almost completely white hair. And it's not that I didn't like the white hair, but its the 'washed out' look that bothered me. Now it certainly is different. Guess it was time for a change. Can't say I love it... but I don't hate it either. Every time I look in the mirror these last few days, I have to do a double-take and say to myself, "who is that?" But to be honest, the last few years I've said that a lot anyway. Aging is a strange process. One of my sons says he likes the change and that I don't look like a 'tree-hugger' anymore. I told him that I kind of liked looking like a tree-hugger (since I was one).
At the moment I'm baking an Apple, Cinnamon, and Pecan Tea Cake. The recipe sounded wonderful, so I decided to give it a try. If it comes out looking good, I'll post a picture (it did, and I did). If it tastes wonderful, I'll post the recipe (haven't tasted it yet).
We have family coming to visit in a few weeks, so I've been dusting areas that we don't use much (like the front room with the fireplace in summer). This morning I took down all the little knick-knacks and china, crystal, etc. that sits on our old hutch/china cabinet and dusted it. I love going through these things as they all have a history or a story (something that had once belonged to a close relative, or was given by a dear friend, or brought back from a trip, etc.) As I said, I don't do this often, but when I do, all the memories come rushing back. Used to have 2 China cabinets full of this type of thing... but gave one away... too much to take care of. But I've kept this one. Guess one day I'll have to give it away too... but not yet.
|Cats laying around while I dust room...|