Friday, October 12, 2012

.cozy Oregon morning.

After the sunniest, driest August-September-October in seventy-one years, the rain has returned. In a few months I suppose I'll miss the sun, but this morning when I woke to the familiar chill calling for a hot mug and a blanket, I felt joy.

I lit candles, hung out with my cutest neighbor while his mom went for a run, and baked maple muffins. It was a good morning.

Rain feels like Oregon to me, and Oregon has been a place of joy and rest.
Welcome back, rain.

Maple crunch muffins from here. I did:

3 cups flour
1/2 c plain granola
1 heaping T baking powder
1 t salt
1 c milk
1 c maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 c canola oil
2ish T  applesauce

& 1/2 a can of cream cheese frosting mixed with maple syrup
with granola on top.


Kari said...

The rain came back to Seattle today, too! :)
As I read this blog, I miss you so incredibly much. I am so thankful for your many gifts- especially your gift of delighting in the simple things. I am inspired.

With SO much love and gratitude for you(and sadness at missing you),

Sara said...

Oooooh, going to have to try those muffins. Thanks for sharing!

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