I Want It Every Morning.

Hi,

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This is for those of you who are like myself…Toast Lovers!

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I now….I know….it is pig-headed of me to keep consuming wheat…but I love toast.

And anyway, I am sure that the wheat intolerance is slowly improving, I think I look pregnant much less often nowadays.

Anyway, my wintry clothes are so layered and so baggy at the moment, that no-one can see my intermittent big pot anyway!

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So, back to Toast.

Because of the empty shelves in our local Spar, due to the shelves being cleared by the canny hoarders, I have discovered a gem…the last loaf of bread remaining…all alone.

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It was meant for me.

It was a revelation.

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Kingsmill bakers have brought out a new product…. a large loaf of ‘Doorstep’ sized slices.

They are almost an inch thick and make fabulous toast, just like we had when I was a child.

Big H is crazy for them too.

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Of course you would not want to make your sandwiches with them, but if you just pop them in the freezer, you can get a couple out for toast every morning and pop them straight in the toaster….they just fit into mine!

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They are amazing with lashings of butter and Marmite.

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Big H likes his butter melty,, but I let my slice cool a while, so that my toast has the butter visible in pieces on the top.

Mmmmm Mmmmmm.

Heaven.

.J,x.

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7 Responses to “I Want It Every Morning.”

  1. nelly says:

    your talk of food is making me want bacon. good old smoked maple laden bacon. yum.. i will have to wait till tomorrow -> saturday mornings are usually “evil breakfast” days…
    I did something huge today, I left my job for another one. here’s hoping that the new one will provide more time to pursue my own projects 🙂
    have a grand weekend Jackie.
    nelly.

    • Jaksie says:

      WOW!
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      That is a big change….well done that girl!
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      I also hope that it will be a move enabling you to enjoy life more, and that it will allow you to invest more time in your art.
      If work is not frustrating, and the people are pleasant, then it makes it that much easier to do so.
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      Hopefully, you will have a stupendous Saturday breakfast to celebrate the occasion.
      I am having doorsteps of course.
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      Congratulations,
      Jaksie.
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  2. nelly says:

    Thanks Jaksie 😉
    The move is definitely going to be good. The location is better, the work itself is regular and allows for some free creative time, and the team itself seems well adjusted and within grasp of work-life balance scenarios.
    I’m a bit sad to leave my current job, I do love the challenges and the international affairs nature of it, but this new post will surely be most useful for personal and career development 🙂

    I did have a huge breakfast, on sunday. Bacon and eggs were present 🙂 It’s good to have comforting breakfast like that when the view outside is scary. We had snowfall on saturday night, followed by freezing rain, then some more snow (so now the ice is covered) and finally by rain which froze in subzero degrees. We woke up to people sliding and falling left right and sideways. Awful.

    My best friend from uni visited, I think if she would ever visit England, I have no doubt she would serendipitously run into you. I can’t quite point out why, but it feels like you two are very very similar in what you write, how you write and I’m guessing how you speak / act/ dress. She’s got joie de vivre up the yinyang, and I expect the same could be said about you 😉

    I dont see her very often after we both left uni, we have yearly meets sometimes but it’s interesting to note how both of us, completely different in upbringing and of various cultural backgrounds have come to the same spiritual convictions as one another. What’s more interesting – she worked in native reserved in northern canada for 2 years, and found her spirituality there. and I found mine in cubicles and busy buildings in the downtown part of the nation’s capital. It makes me think most of us know exactly who we are and what we are from the onset, and the environment is really quite insignificant when it comes to the manifestation of our own identities 😉 A bit philosophical on a Monday afternoon, but I think you of all people are in a better position to understand what i’m saying ~

    have a good one.
    nelly.

    • Jaksie says:

      Hey Nelly,
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      Always excellent to hear from you….I enjoy you!
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      I think that change always has a scary aspect, however good it might be.
      That is probably why so many people always end up rejecting changes, only to end up full of might-have-beens.
      Probably like the trite old, but very true saying, that when it comes to regrets…. most people regret what they did not do much more than what they did do.
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      Any aspects of the old job, that you may miss, should all be compensated for by the future hopes you should have, that your art will eventually supply you with artistic standing, international travel and as many challenges as you wish to present yourself with.
      You are good enough!
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      Life is still quiet here.
      Although we have a slightly warmer period of weather right now, and the snow and ice are mostly gone, we have been promised a second round of arctic temperatures,plus all the rest of it, at the end of this week.
      Urghhhh.
      I shall probably also be sliding and falling left, right and sideways again too, but at least that stops any suspicions that a person is actually just blind drunk!!!!
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      Your friend sounds like fun.
      Perhaps she too may have a similar passion for huge biker boots, black velvet, leopardskin, and sandy beaches…..along with excessive amounts of rattling jewellery….same as me.
      No wonder i never caught my children doing anything very naughty when they were young, they could probably hear me coming a mile off.
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      I think that many of us are born with a strong need for spirituality and we all find our way to the same place through many different doors, and experiences, if we are lucky.
      We all seem to be born with the free choice, but there may well be many people who become diverted or delayed from their path, as they move through life.
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      It is also quite strange how, in certain societies, there is a total belief that a person passes through many diferent lives on such a search.
      Some children being born with full memories of their previous lives, and this being accepted by their families.
      Some years ago I watched an interesting programme where a little boy was taken by his parents on a long journey to visit his previous wife and family, and him greeting them quite naturally and knowing them all intimately, along with their pet names and histories etc.
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      Life continues to be a total wonderment!
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      Enjoy your new life and totally grab it by the throat to squeeze everything that you want from it.
      There could be marvellous things moving towards you at this very moment.
      J,x.
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  3. nelly says:

    O_o ** sorry for the long comment~! **

  4. nelly says:

    change is always good, and i’m a believer in the fact that all change is for the good. sometimes the opportunities aren’t seen immediately, but if you accept and move on, bigger better things happen 🙂
    I know myself and this is change-time 🙂 Year of the tiger.. you make it or break it.
    You’re quite right. working in the equiv of the foreign affairs ministry has been interesting, but it has significantly decreased my chances at travel 🙂 I’m not convinced any cool travel jobs are ones you undertake yourself and make your own. if you wait to be handed perks and chances.. things may never happen!

    lol @ attire notes. My friend *shauna* does like biker boots, harleys, velvet and the occasional animal print. having done her masters in australia, i’m pretty sure she’s fond of sandy beaches, and you can hear her a mile away with her native american accessories rattling and chiming here and there. and like you, she’s opinionated, is constantly bewildered by the joys of life and the tragedies that befall us, and is a healer of sorts. You two likely have been friends in a past life.

    thanks for the encouragement and the kind words Jackie 🙂
    nelly.

    • Jaksie says:

      My Oh My,
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      Your friend does sound like a fun person, but then again I sometimes think that we attract the people we deserve.
      I am a firm believer that our frame of mind affects those around us….and vis-a-vis if we are not careful to guard against it
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      I constantly monitor my thoughts and try to stop the whole thing if I find myself getting into a negative frame of mind….why is it always easier for people to be ‘down’ rather than ‘up?
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      Take care.
      J,x.
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