Monday, August 9, 2021

Going Grey


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Poetry Monday's once a week.
You may have guessed, it's each Monday.
I don't participate every time,
But today I've come out to play.

My friends assign each week a theme,
Cats is what they chose.
Now it's up to all of us,
to put our thoughts into prose.
Options viewed that morning but
no decision had been made.
Stopped at the salon to talk,
stylist always comes to my aid.
Sat down in Jenna's chair as she,
began to cut my hair.
Started through the options so,
my decision she could share.
"Now blond," I said, "is pretty
but standoffish, don't you think?
Of course, not ruling anything out,
I'd go there in a blink."
"Red is just so playful,
ginger's such a favorite of mine.
So that's another option 'cause
that color's so divine."
"Black is without any doubt,
dramatic, don't you think?
Although rumored to be bad luck, I
love that deep dark color of ink. "
"White is not my first choice but
I feel guilty saying so.
And admit there's so much beauty in
that first white winter snow." 
Jenna stopped my cut and said,
"let's get coffee and a snack.
I think you need to take a break.
We'll decide when we get back."

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"Wait! One more! Let's not forget,
my final choice, it's grey,
So pretty with blue eyes, I think,
perhaps I'll go that way."
The woman one chair over got
my attention with a wave.
"Sorry for interrupting but,
you should go grey, it's just so brave."
First shocked I then began to laugh,
as I turned to her to say,
"Not hair color we're deciding but
which cat to adopt today."


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Printable Recipe

3 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 TBSP baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, chopped
6 oz fresh raspberries, halved if they're large
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk, divided
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP butter
*Place parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
*Add the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and 1 stick of chopped butter into a food processor. Pulse a few times until crumbly. Move to a bowl.
*Mix in the raspberries and mini chocolate chips.
*In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, 1/3 cup of the milk and the vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir just until incorporated. Add only as much of the rest of the milk, if needed, just until the dough is moist. You don't want it wet.
*Turn the dough onto a floured counter, flour your hands and knead a few times just until the dough holds together.
*Move to the baking sheet and gently form a rectangle approximately 9 inches long by 6 inches wide. Cut the width in half and the length into 3 equal pieces. You'll have 6 rectangles, cut each into 2 triangles. Gently move the pieces apart a bit.
*Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
*Melt the remaining 2 TBSP butter. Brush onto the scones. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm.



  1. Another sneaky finish! Good one.

  2. I like your rhyming and today it made me smile. But I seldom stops to comment as reading that curly font is hard on my eyes.

    1. I'm so sorry you're having a problem with my font. Glad you read it anyway.

  3. The flavors. oh the flavors!
    Carol Cassara

    1. Chocolate and raspberry is my mom's favorite flavor pairing too.

  4. Hahahahaha! Half understood conversations are always the best!
    Great twist!

  5. I would have been that woman in the neighboring chair. ;)

  6. Sneaky ending; you had me wondering why the poem was called "cats" when you were talking hair color. I went grey years ago so I probably would have been the woman in the neighboring chair. Chocolate and raspberry is a great combination, too, but not for hair. Or cats. Alana

    1. LOL, good points, I'll try to remember that the next time I go to get my hair cut.

  7. Excellent! Love the assessments of various cats by colors. There is something to it, the ginger boys are attention hounds and torioseshell females do have "tortitude."


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