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Monday, September 14, 2015

Oatmeal for Breakfast


A good friend in Milwaukee eats oatmeal for breakfast seven days a week.  When I lived there and we went out for breakfast she invariably ordered oatmeal.  When she comes to visit us, she has oatmeal for breakfast.  She is particularly fond of the pottery bowls we use for cereal and soup.

She has a special day approaching.  We no longer call them birthdays.  So I decided that something from my favorite pottery (Mud Dabbers) would make a nice gift.  So this is what I sent:


Here is her new oatmeal bowl.




 And a coffee cup featuring our famous white squirrels




 A nice set for morning coffee and oatmeal for breakfast
Or tea and soup for lunch




 And just in case you haven't heard enough about her in the "news"
A billboard placed in her hometown
(Photograph from the Internet)
(You may need to click and enlarge)

Special thoughts go out to our Jewish friends as they celebrate the New Year.

And to those affected by the incredible wildfires in the West,

And to the refugees seeking asylum from terrorism in the Middle East,

Would that they receive at least as much mention in the "news" as the Kentucky Clerk of Court or the loud-mouthed candidate who acts more like a sixth-grade bully than Presidential material.


11 comments:

robin andrea said...

That is such a lovely gift! Your friend is really going to enjoy her morning oatmeal and coffee in those works of art.

Thank you for your "new year" wish. Much appreciated!

Barbara Rogers said...

Those are beautiful pots, coming from another person who appreciates pottery and makes some herself. The Mud Daubers do make great looking pots.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oatmeal is good for the body. She is smart. You have found the perfect gifts and she will love them.
Love the billboard. I heard one was up but hadn't seen it yet. Thanks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh that is such a lovely gift ...

Have a lovely week

All the best Jan

KB Bear said...

What beautiful pottery. I feel sure that your friend will like it!!!!

I do love the billboard, and I can't wait for the loud-mouth bully to disappear.

Ms. A said...

Lovely gift, sure to bring a smile and pleasant thoughts while she's using it.

The Bug said...

Love that set! It's so much more fun to eat & drink out of something lovely... I used to eat oatmeal a lot, but our new microwave is more powerful than the old one. No matter what I do it bubbles over. I know I know - I could cook it on the stove... :)

NanaNor's said...

What a special friend you are to give your friend such beautiful pottery! I eat oatmeal a lot in the winter and my brother eats it every day.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Noreen

Vicki Lane said...

What a thoughtful gift! I may have to fix some oatmeal soon -- now that the weather is cooler. Of course, I put so much butter on it that it's no longer exactly health food.

Hoping Mrs. Davis sinks back into oblivion soon, after resigning, of course.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Your friend will surely appreciate these gifts and think of you every time she enjoys her morning oatmeal.
Amen to the views expressed in the last paragraoh as the GOP candidates are debating tonight.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. I wish Ms. Davis would go away but I fear she is enjoying her very long fifteen minutes of fame.

Barbara - One of these days I'm popping over to Black Mountain to see your lovely pottery in person and maybe bring some home with me.