27 Feb

Time seems to be jumping all over me these days.

Snow, Reflection

I start each day fully intending to finish every last thing on my list. And then, by the time I get home, if I’ve got one thing crossed off that list, I’m satisfied. I’m sure every one of you out there is nodding your heads, thinking to yourself, “Yep, Ann, that sounds like life!”

Snow, Shadows

So I hope you’ll all sympathize with me when I admit two things; that a. I never found the time to get a “real” post together this week, and b. I completely and utterly missed the fact that The Granny Cart is now two years old. How did that happen? I have no idea. Time, she’s gotten the better of me.


It’s kind of embarrassing to follow-up what has to be my favorite post ever (and someone very special feels the same) with such a cop out, but, I just haven’t been able to find the time or intelligence to come up with anything exciting, funny or even resembling English to share with you this week.


So, until I find a moment of stillness in which to cogitate and write, go enjoy this post on My New York chock full of pretty pictures from our recent snowfall.

Sometimes it’s best to let images do the talking.


16 Responses to “Time”

  1. Drink, Memory February 27, 2008 at 11:47 am #


    I know how you feel about time. I had a hard time getting together a post myslef for this week. and it won’t be the first or the last time.
    Coincidentally, I also have pictures of our snow on my latest post! And they were definitely taken in the same place, at Owl’s Head Park….from the looks of the snow and sunshine, it seems we might have taken our photos on the same day!(sunday) Were you in the park when I was, and we crossed paths unknowingly?

  2. Julie February 27, 2008 at 12:51 pm #

    That’s a pretty great mention! Congratulations.

    And congratulations on your two year anniversary too.

  3. Cartoon Robot February 27, 2008 at 3:25 pm #

    Those images go great with what you’re writing about. They’re so cold and aimless, as if perhaps the photographer really needed a few days off. I understand completely.

    Love the blog, I’m reading through the archives starting… now!

  4. Terry B February 27, 2008 at 6:12 pm #

    Ann—You are putting that new camera to some fine, fine use! Congrats on the New York Times mention! And on the second ANNiversary of the Cart! Okay, I’ve just strung three exclamation points together. I work in advertising and even there, I don’t do that. Ever. But what the heck, you deserve it.

  5. Christina February 27, 2008 at 9:26 pm #

    C’mon, Terry B. You know you only have a matchbox worth of exclamation points to use in your life (at least that is what my 3rd grade teacher told me, when I ended every sentence with an exclamation point, especially if it was about horses: “This essay is about horses! Horses are beautiful! There are many different kinds of horses!”), and you just wasted three right there (and so did I, in my example). Darnit! (Ooops, there goes another one.)

    Ann: These pictures are lovely. Take the time you need to not post–feeling guilty about it doesn’t actually spark creativity. Your loving readership will be here whether you post once a week or once a month. Yes, you are that good.

  6. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) February 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    Congratulations on your two-year blog anniversary AND on the mention in the NY Times! Never feel guilty about not posting, or not cooking — both should be fun, or they’re not worth doing.

  7. ann February 28, 2008 at 7:45 am #

    Memory — That is so weird that we were in the park on the same day. Although I suspect it’s not actually that weird, it was so nice out on Sunday.

    Julie — Thanks and thank! I know it’s super-dorky, but it actually made me skip around my apartment. :-)

    Cartoon Robot — I was in a really strange mood when I was taking those photos. Guilty, sad, aimless… I guess it shows! Go figure! Thanks for stopping by. Your cartoon about Florida is pretty fabulous.

    Terry — LOL!!! Too funny. I have such a love/hate relationship with exclamation points. Personally, I love them! But professionally, they are the bane of my existence. The editors at work are always trying to get my/our attention by using as many exclamation points as possible to try and get their! fabulous! story! on the the front page of the site I work for. It’s pretty funny! But personally, as you can see, I love them! So thanks for the good wishes and the chance to use soooo many exclamation marks!

    Christina — Oooooh! Horses!! I used to get scolded for that all the time in grade school too. The librarian even became worried because I wouldn’t read any book if it didn’t have horses in it. Thanks to you too for the kind words and well wishes. The feelings are mutual :-)

    Lydia — Thanks!! I know, its not so much guilt as, oh, who am I kidding, it’s guilt. Thanks for the assuaging. (is that even a word?)

  8. Terry B February 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    I just want to add that Christina’s 3rd grade teacher was brilliant. I will have to use that matchbox line with account execs here at work.

  9. Toni February 29, 2008 at 1:52 pm #

    Ann – Sometimes it just has to be about photos and not necessarily about food. Life goes on, and I don’t personally know anyone whose life isn’t full to the max. Besides, I love your photos! (You KNOW I love the one with the reflection!)

  10. Marusya March 1, 2008 at 10:05 am #

    Happy blog-a-versary!

    True confession: sometimes I ONLY look at the photos in your blog.
    (ok and the recipes)

    Most times I read it all.

    But don’t worry about being a different sort of food blogger, in fact, welcome to the club.

  11. Will B March 1, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    It’s called cabin fever…go for a walk in the cold fresh air, enjoy the snow, make onion soup and fresh bread (kneaded, of course!) and find that book you got for your last birthday and were going to read right away! Failing all that, two words: single malt.

  12. ann March 3, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    Terry — Ditto! I know some editors that could do with using a few less matches.

    Toni — Thanks! What is it about reflections that we find so fascinating? It’s a mystery (a very pretty one).

    Marusya — I knew it! Thanks for letting me in the club. I’m always happy to join my clubs. Must have something to do with never making it very far in Girl Scouts. Badge envy ;-)

    WillB — That is some seriously sound advice! I decided to take it over the weekend and I felt instantly better. Thanks so much!

  13. K March 3, 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    Ann, you’re not a machine, and therefore not expected to auto-output on demand or on a schedule. Don’t fret. ;)

    And congratulations on the badass link shout-out that the Times gave you! That. Is. Awesome. :) :) :)

  14. shelley March 5, 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    Hooray for you! ACIEGC is my must-have blog reading!

  15. ann March 6, 2008 at 7:43 am #

    K — Thanks! It made me skip through the apartment, which must have looked so funny, but I was so excited! yay!

    Shelley — I’m still getting used to you know being s’kat anymore! Everytime I see Shelley, I’m like, whooooo? lol!

  16. Robin March 9, 2008 at 2:46 pm #

    It’s that damn blah-blog bug going around!

    Happy Two-Year Anniversary!

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