Friday, January 6, 2012

I'm Back! Happy Friday!

I am back and lucky for me it is Friday!

I am feeling much better today, nothing that a few days of bed rest, at least 4 boxes of Kleenex, copious amounts of vitamin C and numerous cups of cocoa cannot cure or at least make being sick a little easier.  

Do you have plans for the weekend? I am waiting to watch Downtown Abby on Sunday and probably going to go to a library book sale on Saturday.  Can one ever have enough books?

I am also going to do a little baking, as I have lots of ingredients from Christmas to use up. I think I will make a Chocolate Bread pudding with 3 kinds of chocolate and a panettone.
It sounds good  but I think I will reserve judgement until I try it out. I will let you know!

What are your plans for the weekend? The weather in many parts of the country, mine included, it frightful, and freezing! Be safe, and keep warm if you are in one of those places, if you are somewhere warm and sunny, enjoy and think of us!

One last thing! Today is my younger sisters birthday! Happy Birthday Arlene!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!

I hope that this year brings you everything that you wish for! I love you!



  1. Happy Birthday Arlene and stay away from your sister she's a carrier right Glad to hear you're feeling a little better Elizabeth!


  2. Elizabeth, well I will still be laying low this weekend; after surgery I seem to have befallen the same stuff going around ( plus my immune system is already down!

    Feel Better and Please Do come and join my Giveaway from Serena & Lily!


    Art by Karena

  3. Happy B-day to Arlene
    and Happy Well-day to
    you, Elizabeth! I'm sooo
    excited about DA starting
    up on PBS, again. I usually
    wait and watch it when I
    have the house to myself
    and can savor every little

    Enjoy your weekend!

    xx Suzanne

  4. Elizabeth, dear friend, I'm so glad to know you are feeling better!!! Enjoy a restful weekend. I have Downtown Abbey on my DVR, and I have yet to watch. Can't wait!
    Happy Birthday to your dear sister...I love that list of "wishes". Hope her birthday is just grand!!
    I'm sorry the weather is freezing chez toi. It is unseasonably warm here, but as Suzanne knows, the incredible sunrises and sunsets have been the glorious pink and lavender of winter!
    Be well, beautiful friend!
    (Enjoying all of your goodies SO much!) ;))
    - Irina

  5. So glad you are feeling better! I love your plan for the weekend, "Downton Abbey" and some baking using ingredients left over from Christmas. Sounds very cozy. Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!


    I wore your blue cashmere scarf yesterday although it was rather WARM here! I will always think of you. AND I AM THRILLED to know that you are on the mend! Doesn't that cold just take the wind out of your sails?

    GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK !!!! You are home...ahhhhhhh! And chocolate bread pudding???? HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to make a splendid RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING years ago...gotta find that recipe!

    Much love, Anita

  7. So glad you are feeling better. Go on, dance on the table! :-)

    I must taste one of your cakes one of these days - worth travelling for methinks!

    Enjoy Downton - we're waiting for series 3 over here!

  8. Hello Elizabeth
    I am so sorry you have been unwell, but am glad you are starting to feel better.
    I really enjoyed the Downton Abbey Christmas special that was shown here over the holidays.
    I know you will love watching it too.
    I hope Arlene has a very Happy Birthday!
    Love, Abby xx

  9. I'm glad you are feeling better. I hope your sister had a great birthday, we are just finishing my younger son's birthday cake, he was 23 on the 5th! Happy New Year :-) Jude x

  10. i bet your siste is a happy girl...january 6th is my birthday too....and the epiphany as is also said to be the birthday of joan of lucky can we get? happy birthday to us...the cake looks yummy...let us know how the chocolate bread pudding is....and i love the words from rascal flatt from pinterest....i saw that on pinterest and tagged it for my own iphoto library too. i think it is so sweet.....happy new year to all !

  11. So so happy you are feeling better....isn't it amazing how we have a new lease on life when we are up and around again? Wishing your sis a very happy birthday. Low key weekend here, hubby and I were in CT. all day and just came back, I am wiped out....were supposed to go to dinner tonight think we are going to take a raincheck (yippee) tomorrow going over to house to take stock of whats left to get done!!
    Hope you are having a good weekend, happy baking!


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