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Sunday, January 1, 2012

G'mornin', Sunshine

A sight like THIS is very delightful on my breakfast table...
......extra bright and cheery for the dead of winter, I'd say.
Super market flowers can bring sunshine into your day in a twinkle of an eye.....
 ...they were just marching across the breakfast table like a little
musical band...
♫♪♪..walking in the sunshine....sing a little sunshine song....♪♫♫
ROGER MILLER....1967
 
On this fine morning, breakfast is
CHEESY EGG AND BACON
FOLD OVER BURRITO ...

It never fails that I get mine waaaay too full to be able to roll it.

Half the time, a lot of goodness falls into my plate so I always have to have a FORK....:)

Love love love having a little fresh fruit with meals....

We live only a few blocks from Rosa's Tortilla Factory so we can run get warm, fresh out of the cooker flour tortillas. Sometimes, we get a  half dozen, with honey and butter and just PIG OUT.
O, we bad !!


ON THIS MORNING, we had scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, green onion tops, extra sharp cheddar cheese and really fresh flour tortilla.






I LOVE Louisiana Hot Sauce on just about any and every thing.

We both like POTATOES in our breakfast burrito.....and chopped Anaheim peppers really takes it over the top.

Mr. Sweet sometimes likes sausage in his...
meeee, too.  Do you put anything extra special in YOUR burritos ? Tell me about it.

All these little tiny flowers......from one larger bunch.

As they begin to lose leaves and such, I like breaking them up into smaller bunches.

....gives me another way to show off my little collection of tiny ironstone pitchers.


You know, I used to find
these little cute white
pitchers a lot....all of a
sudden, tho, it seems
like they have vanished off the face of the earth.

Having my favorite coffee, DUNKIN DONUTS, always makes me smile and sigh....
...just seems I can face the day on a little happier note, having a good meal
and COFFEE in the morningtime.
I know a lot of you don't have time in the mornings for a breakfast that you love.....
getting kids off to school and you off to work doesn't leave much time.
Hope you get to enjoy a delicious, just-what-you-want kind of breakfast 
on your weekend mornings......♥♥♥
MAKE it a New Year's resolution to enjoy at least one thing each morning
for breakfast...
a great yogurt... 
a bakery doughnut 
anything that you just love....it's such a great way to start your day.
And, you SO deserve it. 
Some people don't like to use their dishes that are special...
like this little blue and white berry bowl from England.
Afraid they might break it, I guess....
I figure I'd rather break it than never use it.
Mom taught me as a child to USE and ENJOY the things you have...
otherwise, they just sit and gather dust and bring no one happiness.
Erma Bombeck urged us to use our special things...to take the time to DO our special things....she learned this after being told she didn't have long to live.
She wrote some really great things.....

Just a part of from
IF I HAD TO LIVE MY LIFE OVER
                          Erma Bombeck
“… I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace. …
I would have sat on the lawn with my kids, even if it meant grass stains.”
* * * * *
 But....
ONE of my favorites by her....♥♥
 "I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex."
Haaaahahahaaahahhaaa...don't you just LOVE that !!

                                             YA'LL........have a SASSY DAY.
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47 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty flowers dancing across your table. You always fix the best dishes. Sound so yummy. Now I need to figure out what we are eating for supper.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You are so precious! Your flowers are stunning, your breakfast delicious...but it's your humor that keeps me coming back, dear friend. I LOVED Erma Bombeck! Thanks for this delightful post!
Fondly,
Pat

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Sunny yellow was perfect for a winter day.. Love the sound of that breakfast too..
I agree about doing someone- at least one thing you love , every day.
I love visiting lots of Ya'll so thats what I'm doing...

xoxo
Sonny

Marydon said...

Adore Erma Bombeck ... & you, BJ! Your table settings are always full of brightness & energy to perk up one.

May your New Year be filled with many blessings & Joys.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Shug said...

Happy New Years! I always love Yellow flowers...so cheery!

That is one yummy looking breakfast that you served up there....as always!

Blessings BJ
Shug

Barbara F. said...

Love it! Lucky lucky you to be able to get those fresh tortillas, yum. I see you are getting off on the right foot for 2012! xo

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

We had breakfast burritos this morning, too with sausage but no fresh tortillas. I would reeeeeally be in trouble if I just had to run around the corner to get some. Happy New Year sweet BJ!

Keetha Broyles said...

Very delightful indeed!

eileeninmd said...

A great post, BJ! I love the flowers and would like some marching across my table. Your breakfast sounds delicious. I would enjoy something delicious every morning. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Leslie's Garden said...

Such a nice touch of sunshine, and I love all the little creamers. After Christmas I always start thinking of Spring and flowers, thanks for taking me there!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I LOVED Erma Bombeck....she was wonderful and funny....
You have the best meals...I don't know how you stay so slim....I would need a forklift!!
But I did have a donut this morning from Dunkin Donuts...coconut...oh, it was so delicious! Tomorrow...back on LOW CARB...boring!! But I really do want to fit in my clothes!! I have had way too much eating fun this holiday...I posted my white pitchers today....before I say yours!! What do they say...great minds????

Kathy said...

BJ...Your as HOT as that hot sauce on your table girl!!!!!
Happiness in a bottle here...Love you,
Hugs, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kelly said...

Those bright yellow flowers look so pretty on your table. I've never had a breakfast burrito like that. That looks good. I guess we tend to eat our eggs and bacon with biscuits or toast, but the flour tortilla looks like a nice alternative! I want to make a breakfast casserole some time. I'm on the lookout for a good recipe. I also agree with you about using your good dishes etc. any day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy New year sweet friend! I love the lunch time quote! And I love your pretty flowers! I'm having fun brightening my house up now! Warm hugs! ♥♥♥

Sarah said...

Yum, breakfast at Sweet Nothings is always a tasty treat. Love the happy flowers on parade!
Happy New Year, BJ ~ Sarah

Something Nice and Pretty said...

We like scrambled eggs with onion and green pepper sometimes for breakfast. Love your pretty, little flowers in those white pitchers...so cheery looking!

Vee said...

No, nor me either, Erma. BJ, yes, I'm talking to you now ;>, thank you for sharing such a yummy breakfast with us. I'm totally trying to imagine just how wonderful it would be to run down and purchase fresh tortillas.

You have a beautiful grandmother! Your grandfather was indeed quite dapper.

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE that last line of Erma's. How sad that we lost her so early on. Love your breakfast ideas. I ususally do oatmeal with fruit. xo Diana Happy New Year, Bj! You are one of my favorite places to visit~

Blondie's Journal said...

Your posts are just the best! I so look forward to popping in. Yes, I love a good breakfast on the weekend when hubs is home, but I never seem to come up with anything of the variety that you do! It always looks SO good! But I do share Dunkin Donuts coffee with you, I like the French Vanilla!

I love the little pitchers and they are great for breaking the flowers apart in. You and I need to start a quest for some PRETTY cans!!

XO,
Jane

laurie said...

thats a great beakfast, now you will find this hard to believe but I have never had a burritto, ever.
Beautiful photos, Happy New Year!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh pretty. You always set such a beautiful table. .and what yummies you come up with. You certainly inspire. Oh, not to forget I love Erma Bombeck, what great down to earth wisdom she always shared. Sad she is gone. Enjoy your breakfasts, while I scurry off to whatever it is with a piece of toast in hand. Hugs, Karie

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love your pretty little pitchers with the flowers! I always think the house looks a little bare after the glitz of Christmas-time. I may just have to look for some flowers to brighten things up!

Rettabug said...

BJ, you never fail to start my day with a smile & a giggle!

Your breakfast looks so yummy...I have eaten warm, freshly made tortillas only ONCE in my entire life! It was while visiting baby sis in AZ, & she drove us right to the back door of the Mexican lady's store. We ate some right there in the car, just for the experience!

I'm still limping along & S-L-O-W-L-Y putting away Christmas stuff, but at least my fingers are fine now, so I can visit.

Hugs,
Rett

Theresa said...

I just love stopping by to visit with you! I feel like I walk in the front door, kick off my shoes, sit down at your kitchen table and grab something delicious to eat! It is wonderful to feel so welcomed and loved! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Ohhhhhhhh sooooooo true!!! Use our things. Do the "special" thing. Don't wait!!!!!! What a wonderful view to tell us, on the beginning of a New Year!

Gentle hugs...

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God
who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect
has intended us to forgo their use."

~ Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Happy Blue Monday! Starting off the day with those beautiful flowers and yummy food would have to put a smile on your face... it did mine.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a happy and delicious post!! Wishes for a very happy and healthy New Year to you and your family!

Liz said...

Hi BJ!
I'm with you! I love me a purty dish!! I use them all the time. I mean why have them if you aren't going to love and enjoy them?! Seriously!?

Ms. Bombeck actually lived in Phoenix for many years... When I was a kid I got to meet her. I just remember her being very tall. Of course, now I appreciate her humor so much more. :)

Happy New Year!
~Liz

SmilingSally said...

I love your blue dish, and I love Erma Bombeck!

Happy New Year & Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Terri Sue said...

bj
my mother died in 1995 2 weeks after her 60th birthday from breast cancer. she was way to young. everytime i have broken or somebody else has broken something she gave me because i was using it, i would get upset. my husband has always stepped in to say, "honey, what good is it sitting on a shelf? think of all of the enjoyment you have had from useing it. you still have the memories." we use depression glass for everyday. and milk glass too. maybe my children won't get as much when leave this earth, but our grandchildren will remember eating strawberries for breakfast out of the pretty pink bowls. i love yellow daisies. they are like sunshine in the winter.

colorchic said...

So glad I stopped by! You have such a sunny disposition and I totally agree that breakfast deserves to be great! I must know... do you live in the East, we found out how big Dunkin Donuts were visiting New England. Wishing you the best this New Year!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Soooooo pretty BJ! That egg and bacon barrito looks real YUMMY too:) Have a great week! Martina

Darleen ~ Places In The Home said...

The yellow supermarket flower of Texas & Louisiana hot sauce- great combination! Good morning & Happy New Year,BJ!

Sweet Tea said...

We are blessed with sunshine today too!
I love Erma Bombeck, so nice to see her quoted. (I miss her.)

TexWisGirl said...

i have always loved erma - even did a post about her a while back. wanted to be a writer like her when i was growing up. :)

love your happy little marching band.

Mary said...

Happy New Year, BJ! Your food looks delish! Thank you for mentioning the word verify being on.......I don't know how to turn it off. Do you have any suggestions? Thank, Mary :O)

Ms. Burrito said...

Lovely!

My BLUE, happy new year!

Pondside said...

You know something? I've never, ever made a burrito. It sure looks good though!
I love your cheery flowers in the pretty jugs on the table - so sunny!

al and sha said...

I love the sunflowers and your breakfast table. I guess we should try to set a pretty table some mornings, but gosh, I only want my coffee now! lol
thanks for coming by the blog. we were in Amarillo all day and didn't get to do a post today. We have so much stuff we do that it's hard to write on our blog every day. we do try, tho.

Kathleen said...

Hey, send some of that sunshine over here!
I gave dh 4 lbs of Dunkin for Cmas. Aren't I good?

One of the things I love after working for 33 years is enjoying my morning coffee and the paper. It's the best! When you work, there's no time for it!

Kathleen Grace said...

Some sunny yellow flowers seem just the thing to brighten the dark days ahead. So pretty! Your mom was so right, what good ar beautiful things packed away so they don't get broken? Isn't the joy of owning them the fact that we can use something beautiful?

Carol said...

BJ,
The flowers are wonderful...and my favorite color!
Breakfast is always so good at your house! A good breakfast is a simple pleasure and great way to start the day.
I've been thinking how you had your Christmas decorations packed away before New Years. What a great feeling to have that accomplished!
We are scheduled to take down the Christmas decor this coming weekend...
Happy New Year!

Leah H. said...

Yum! Love those strawberries:)

Visiting fro BM! Here's my share- hope you can visit too:)

http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/12/little-artist-in-the-making.html

Mary said...

Oh what a pretty breakfast table, bj! Those bright yellow beauties are cheering me this morning, when it is VERY cold here in NJ! Wishing you and your a joyous new year! xoxo

Becolorful said...

I'll be right over. Set out a place for me if you would. :0 You had me at the flowers on the table. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
Pam

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

That settles it...a tortilla factory near you? I'm moving in! My breakfast tends to be Greek Yogurt or cereal, but on New Years Day I made gingerbread pancakes with sausage and bacon. My dad was still here and he likes to eat!

Mindy said...

What a gorgeous breakfast table! I'm hungry now! My mom also encourages me to use my pretty things. My hubby gets a little outdone when the grandkids break something, but I tell him memories of Mimi letting them use the good stuff is better than most of my good stuff any way! I'm a new follower.