Take a Seat or Select a Saddle

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My windows are open, a nice breeze is blowing through the kitchen, and I have cowboy cookies in the oven.

(At the request of a reader, I have included the recipe at the bottom of this post.)

If you were here tonight, I would invite you to sit at my kitchen table and tell me what you are learning. There is little that excites me more than hearing that my friends are experiencing personal growth.

Isn’t that what friendship is all about?–Iron sharpons iron, after all.

This weekend, a friend of mine said something that has stayed with me. It was a particularly poignant thought as it came at precisely the moment I needed to hear it.

The lovely Gina Holmes (whose novels you absolutely need to read!) said the following:

“Some days the old me wants to say, it’s on! But the new me gently whispers, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Such a simple thought, yet oh so challenging.
Cowboy Cookies:
2¼ C butter Crisco
2¼ C sugar
2¼ C brown sugar
5 eggs 2 tsp vanilla
4½ C flour
2¼ tsp baking soda
1⅛ tsp salt
1½ tsp baking powder
4½ C oatmeal
1 package chocolate chips

Mix 1st 9 ingredients with mixer.
Add oatmeal and chocolate chips, a little at a time.
350 degrees: 12 minutes
Share with friends. (There will be lots to share!)


  1. hmmm…think i just might have to try these tomorrow. =)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I made these and they turned out YUMMY. Thank you for the recipe. I always love getting recipes from friends. And I consider you one now that I come to your blog almost daily.

    Janine Elaway

  3. Nic, please let me know if you tried the cookies! They are generally a winner with the wee ones.

    Janine, I am glad you enjoyed the cookies. (And I am equally glad that you verified the accuracy of the recipe!) Yes, let's be friends. There is always room for one more.

    Keep it simple!

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