A Day Off

The bride is at her hotel.

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My bags are packed.  (She doesn't know it, but she's not going!)

And the Scones are made. (He doesn't know it, but he's not going either!)

As I stated in one of my very first blog posts, "With This Ring, I'll Take a Day and A Cup of Tea", I would like to be away from my children to watch the royal wedding.   I love them, but prepping breakfast when the royal newlyweds take their first kiss just isn't my cup of tea.

My mother-in-law graciously invited me to come and spend the night with her and together, we'll rise at 4 am to watch the big event LIVE.  Yes, it's early, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  I was a news reporter, after all.  LIVE is in my blood even if the hour is terrible.   But, truthfully, I've awakened at 5 a.m. on my many mornings since I've started blogging just so I could communicate with you.  Otherwise, I don't have the time with two needy children so what's an extra hour when you've got great company  (I hope she is not like her son, and is more of a morning morning), and a beautiful wedding on TV in a city I adore?    I'm most excited about the processional and recessional.   My mother-in-law may actually have to nudge me during the long wedding ceremony!   As an Episcopalian, she will be all into the cermony and I am sure I will be, too, but it will be lengthy. 

In a few hours, I'm going across town, taking my scones, and will be back sometime in the morning so my husband can go into the office.   By the time, some of you may read this, I may be back on-line or at least on Facebook.  Join me there!

Before I sign off, I want to let you in on my quick scone secret.  I've got lots of recipes for homemade scones including one from the late Princess of Wale's butler, but when in a time pinch (Who am I kidding? I always go for the ease.) I buy a wonderful all natural, no preservatives scone mix from Sticky Fingers Bakeries.  I find it at my local World Market, but it can be found in gourmet specialty stores.   I like the traditional flavor, but they have 12 different scone mixes in all.   

They are so easy to make.  My son made ours yesterday.   We just added water, put them on a baking sheet, and in 15 minutes, we were eating the most delicious scones. 

I bet Diana's butler couldn't make them any better.

Until next time, enjoy your royal wedding parties and I'll see you after everyone says, "I do!"

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