April 29, 2011

In Honor Of The Newlyweds, I Gained Ten Pounds

When I was a Judy Blume loving, piano playing, art class excelling seven-year old, my mother roused me at 4:00am. I fumbled for my glasses and padded downstairs to our small color television, where I sat-immobile and stunned-for the next 5 hours. It was 1981 and Princess Diana got married. It was profound. Indelible. And joyous.

In honor of today's newlyweds, I baked.
What's more British than a scone?
I started putting these together filled with a kicky happiness, but my mind kept turning to Princess Diana and my throat began to feel heavy. Her loss feels profound and indelible too.
Luckily, I had someone to cheer me up. "I CAN NO HAZ A SCOON?"
"SCOON NIBBLE?"

18 comments:

  1. Awwwww he's such a cutie. I dont know if i could say no to that face!

    And I feel the same way about Diana... but she would be glowing with pride today.

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  2. I've never had a scone, but I did see Diana's wedding...from beginning to end! I'm watching the festivities right now of William and Kate. And Diana has been on my mind the whole time. She would be so happy to know that William married for love. :-]

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  3. oh morgan, i would share my scone with you anyday.
    as for the royal wedding . . . i am so very done with it. meh, meh, meh.

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  4. The scones look yummy! It is so sad to think about Diana and all that she went through. I really hope that Kate has an easier time being princess.

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  5. What's more British than a scone? A crumpet. Said in a British accent.

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  6. Those scones look awesome! I'm still laughing at your poor, sad doggie....I remember watching Diana and I think she would have been so pleased to see her son marry someone he obviously is totally in love with.

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  7. Dear Maggie-
    It was nice to meet you yesterday. I love your blog (I already told you that)! By the way, I have a dog that makes me laugh every day. You have a dog that makes me laugh any time you post a picture of him. (That's a complement).

    While I missed the last royal wedding, and oops! this one too, scones have always been a favorite.

    Cheerio!

    Stacey

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  8. Dear Stylesviolin! Thank you SO MUCH for leaving a comment! It means a lot to me that you introduced yourself yesterday! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  9. I ate Cheerios. But I said "Cheerio! Pip! Pip!" out loud a lot while I ate. It was the best I could do without a kitchen.

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  10. Bwa hahahaha!! I heart Morgan. And Kate Middleton.

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  11. Your dog sorta resembles a scone. The little patches on her/his tummy...

    (I ALWAYS laugh out loud when a dog pic comes up.)

    I was leaving England the day Diana died. Heathrow employees walked as if the air had been let out of them.

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  13. Ooh, yummy! I love to bake and I really want to try making scones sometime. Someone at my office brought in scones (I'm sure they weren't homemade) on Friday in honor of the royal wedding, too! They were butterscotch - quite tasty.

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  14. How funny! Like you, I made current scones with the help of my Joy of Cooking book and in honor of the occasion. They were delicious with lemon curd and tea for an early morning breakfast during the ceremony.

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  15. I love scones and I love Morgan.

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  16. That photo made me laugh out loud. Were you holding up a scone to make him think he was getting one?

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  17. DarcC - I was not holding up a scone. He just looks like that when he's hopeful!

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