Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Good things come in sets of twelve. Here are my top-rated "Dozen Delights."

#4 Roses

Here in America, we like our thorny friends in neat bundles of a dozen (or a half, but that's only half as good). I appreciate the scent of a bunch of these fragrant blossoms. While one smells good, twelve smell so much better!

#3 Donuts

I might enjoy a Boston Creme from my old pal, Dunkin', every now and again. They go down really easily, if you know what I mean. And in my family of six, getting donuts by the dozen just makes sense.

#2 Eggs
Now, I'm not a huge lover of eggs for the sake of eggs. Once in a while I'll get a good hankerin' for scrambled eggs, but by and large I leave eggs alone. Except when I'm baking. Then, the three dozen eggs in my fridge and I are BFFs. How could I make brownies without them? Or cookie dough? My kitchen without eggs? Perish the thought!

But the Number One thing I adore that has, thus far, come into by life by the dozen, is...

#1 Years of Marriage to My Michael

Last year for Christmas/my birthday he booked us a little getaway at at charming Bed and Breakfast in Hershey, PA. And he arranged for the childcare! While we were in Hershey we went to "The Hershey Story," a new museum and learned all about Milton S. Hershey's life and more about the chocolate making process. We even got to participate in a class at "The Chocolate Lab." Now, I'm not trying to brag, but not just anyone can wear a plastic apron and a hair net and rock the look quite as well as my love and I can.

Quotation of the Month

There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.

-Jill Churchill