Tuesday, October 6, 2009

pumpkin muffins

Last night my book club had a very special guest, Carol Cassella, (author of Oxygen and an anesthesiologist at the hospital where Alexi works) join us for dinner and a discussion. I've been thinking a lot about her comments on the creative process; I hadn't fully appreciated before how many similarities there are across mediums (writing, photography, etc).

I slept restlessly last night listening for the phone to ring with news about my Grandmother. Abbott was up shortly before 6:00am, so I asked him to join me in making muffins. It helped, in my tired state, to have something to focus on, and the one on one time with Abbott was a nice, quiet start to my day. Cal woke up shortly after 7:00 and came to the kitchen with the pronouncement, "something smells yummy in here". The recipe we used yielded the best tasting pumpkin muffins I've ever had. The mixture of cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top makes all the difference.

After breakfast while brushing his teeth Abbott lost another tooth.

16 comments:

Ina in Alaska said...

I love Pumpkin Spice muffins. Sending prayers for your Grandmother... xoxo

nicola said...

i am so sorry for your restlessness. baking and eating are always good distractions. those look delicious and i love your pan!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

lakeviewer said...

I'm all for a day that starts with dessert. I read Oxygen! What synchronicity here!

Becky said...

That waiting is hard. I am sorry this is happening. Here's to some more peaceful mornings.

Dylana said...

This looks and sounds amazing! Great blog! I will def. back!

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Purple Flowers said...

Sometimes we subconsciously reach out and do something we like to do in order not to think about the "other" thing we don't want to think about for the moment. You and your Grandmother are in my prayers.

Francesca said...

The tooth faiy was here at our house last night, I guess it must be flying across the ocean to you righ now:)!

Frau said...

They sound and looking so yummy!You and your family are in my thoughts.

Jodi said...

L & A & C & A, thinking of all of you. L - I'm so glad that you got some quiet time with C and then some super excited time with A. It's things like those that get us through. Supportive thoughts are being sent across the miles. J

pve design said...

Did you see blogger "heart-of-light's" pumpkin waffles....and now this...I am going to take this as a sign to add some pumpkin to my morning.
Good to see your family is thriving through this emotional time. Oxygen to you and yours!!
Thinking of your Grandmother.
pve

montague said...

these look delicious. seriously!

Deborah said...

Good for you for making the pumpkin muffins this morning despite your restlessness. I'm sure everyone in the house is enjoying them right now! Makes me want to make some for my kids tomorrow morning!

Kwana said...

The muffins look delish. I'm so sorry you are distressed but I understand. My prayers are with your grandmother and you.

Ian said...

Do you use the pumpkin seeds for anything? In the Middle East, they are a popular snack and supposed to very good for men's health.

samiya said...

i am sorry about your grandmother.. my prayers are with you.. baking is a sure fire healer..and this delicios treat must have given alot of peace to you and taste to your family.. May patience ease these hard days for you

KPiep said...

We made pumpkin muffins this week too!