Spring Is Just Around The Corner

December 31, 2010


Someone is hopeful…

Frog & Toad: The Corner

"I went back home. When I got there," said Frog, "I found another corner. It was the corner of my house."

"Did you go around it?" asked Toad.

"I went around that corner, too," said Frog.

"What did you see?" asked Toad.

"I saw the sun coming out," said Frog. "I saw birds sitting and singing in a tree. I saw my mother and father working in their garden. I saw flowers in the garden."

"You found it!" cried Toad.

"Yes," said Frog. "I was very happy. I had found the corner that Spring was just around."

                                                                                                            By: Arnold Lobel

My dad used to read me Frog & Toad books when I was little. I even have a cassette tape of me reading them out loud! I will have to try to find that and upload it…somehow!

It may be 34* outside, but the high today is 54* and it feels like spring out there! MAN do I miss warm weather simply for the outdoor photography!!


The Mix

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • Milk, water, half banana, pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • Coconut
  • Salty peanuts
  • Nutty’s Butterscotch
  • Butterscotch chips


Not sure what the day will bring. Likely a visit to the hospital, a run, soup for dinner.


And the enjoyment of this glimpse of spring before winter comes rolling back.

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1 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin December 31, 2010 at 9:44 am

Wow what gorgeous weather to welcome in 2010! High of 50 up here in DC – so awesome!!


2 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 31, 2010 at 9:45 am

I hear you about the weather! I’m in Florida and when I went out for my run this morning at 8 it was already almost 50 degrees! The high today is in the 70’s!


3 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 31, 2010 at 9:46 am

LOL — I’ve been saying spring is just around the corner for three weeks. It’s going to be 76 degrees in Little Rock today, but it will be back to normal in the forties soon.

Happy New Year!


4 Jessa December 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

Ahh your post made me laugh a little…spring is definitely not around the corner here yet! As I’m writing this, its -9F outside, with a windchill of -33C! Coldest day we ve had so far!

As always, you re meals look delicious!


5 Jessa December 31, 2010 at 9:47 am



6 Amanda (Eating Up) December 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

I loved Frog and Toad books too! I don’t think I had any, but I loved checking them out from the library!


7 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

Spring really will be just around the corner. Time is flying so fast.


8 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

It’s going to be in the 60s here today! I cannot wait. :)


9 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 31, 2010 at 9:49 am

I was shocked at how warm it was this morning. 4 degrees! Wow, isn’t this supposed to be winter?


10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 31, 2010 at 9:49 am

We went for a walk this morning and it felt amazing even if it was 39 degrees outside! I hope you have a great day Kath!


11 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

We have some nice warm weather here, too!! All the snow melted!


12 Fi December 31, 2010 at 9:57 am

Oh and Ill sit and dream of springtime for the enxt half hour or so! with the end of a season comes the possiblities of a new one, just like this new year i guess! xx


13 Lauren December 31, 2010 at 9:58 am

The Frog & Toad books used to be my favorite! I read them to my campers in the summer before bed.


14 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) December 31, 2010 at 10:02 am

im in seriously hibernation mode.. i want spring noww!


15 Heather @ Side of Sneakers December 31, 2010 at 10:02 am

Aww I bought Frog & Toad for my stepsister last Christmas!! So cute :)


16 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 31, 2010 at 10:04 am

nothing like salty peanuts for a topper…love!
cathy b. @ brightbakes


17 Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat December 31, 2010 at 10:05 am

I used to love Frog & Toad! I’ll have to see if I still have any of the books!

Your breakfast is making me hungry!! Silly me forgot to plan ahead for my breakfast, so I’ve been surviving off of pretzels on this morning flight I’m on!


18 Anna @ ciaotochow December 31, 2010 at 10:08 am

I can’t wait for spring, either. After the holidays, I wish the snow would just disappear already…though it always seems to stick around. Oh, and Frog & Toad books were the best when I was younger!


19 rebecca lustig December 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

ah, the mere mention of spring gets me excited

wishing you a happy healthy and safe new years eve!


20 [email protected] December 31, 2010 at 10:32 am

Happy new year, Kath! xoxo


21 stacey-healthylife December 31, 2010 at 10:35 am

I would love for more opportunities to be out side.


22 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter December 31, 2010 at 10:41 am

It definitely doesn’t feel like spring here! I’m in Arizona and we’re having a freak cold front right now. Its 40 degrees outside. Not cool.


23 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 31, 2010 at 10:49 am

It’s only 38 degrees in California right now! Insanity!


24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 31, 2010 at 10:53 am

It’s actually unusually warm here for this time of year as well (5 degrees C/41 degrees F – but not really ‘springy’ – I wish we had some of that C-ville sunshine!). Hope you’re having a great last day of 2010! :)


25 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 31, 2010 at 10:54 am

I just miss the sun shining through my windows, making photographing everything so much better! Even when I cook dinner now, it’s dark dark dark :( Must get a light box. It’s super warm here today too but rainy and we have a tornado watch!!

Happy new year!


26 Dorry December 31, 2010 at 11:01 am

I love Frog & Toad! I passed all of those childhood books down to my nieces and I can’t wait to read them to my children one day. I love springtime and sunshine! It comes early in Texas. :)


27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 31, 2010 at 11:06 am

Today is making me feel like it’s spring out as well. My windows are open and it’s nice to be airing out the house a bit!


28 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 31, 2010 at 11:10 am

I love Frog and Toad :-) Such wise amphibians :-)


29 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 31, 2010 at 11:12 am

i wish i could have a teeny glimpse into winter – it’s more fall-ish here though we have glimpses of spring regularly.


30 Camille December 31, 2010 at 11:15 am

Despite the fact that it is cold today (it dropped in to the low 20s overnight and is only supposed to hit 40 today) in Oregon, we have seen sunshine for 2 days now. It does look like Spring!


31 Meagan December 31, 2010 at 11:19 am

I MUST know where you got that napkin!!


32 alana (at) the food December 31, 2010 at 11:29 am

i can only dream of warm weather when i am sitting here in -34!!!!!!!!
i know, i know…you’re SUPER jealous!


33 Natalia - a side of simple December 31, 2010 at 11:34 am

Frog and Toad! I used to love them :) That was one of the one books my dad would read to me. Mom usually read to us but dad always liked reading their adventures. Happy New Year, Kath!


34 Amy December 31, 2010 at 11:41 am

It is SO nice outside today! I drove with the windows down. :) Happy new year!


35 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) December 31, 2010 at 11:43 am

I simply LOVE all your cute bowls, plates, mugs, and silverware! Do you want to do a dish swap?!? Ha ha! Happy New Years!


36 Mom December 31, 2010 at 11:45 am

I love Frog and Toad. I love the lines when Frog says, something like, “I am glad I am a frog. I am glad that I am green.”


37 Ashley December 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Man it’s been a LONG time since I’ve had anything butterscotch. It used to my be favorite pudding flavor. When was the last time you had a pudding cup?! I have no idea for me! haha Happy New Year Kath!!! xo


38 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 31, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Oh I cannot WAIT for spring. Three months- it really is “just around the corner” in the big scheme of life, though!!


39 Anne P December 31, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Awwww I LOVED Frog & Toad. My parents always read it to me :)


40 Namaste Gurl December 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I used to LOVE Frog and Toad children’s books! I read them all throughout primary school, such a milestone of my childhood :-) Do try to upload a scene from the book- that would be way fun to hear and watch!


41 Christine (The Raw Project) December 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Sounds like wonderful weather for you today and beautiful pics.


42 aubrey (italktofood) December 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm

i loved frog and toad when i was younger!!


43 Katherine: Unemployed December 31, 2010 at 1:20 pm

HOLLA about the need for spring to be back! your pic looks like fall ahah but I’m seriously waiting for the warm temps to be back


44 Erin@ Shortcut to Bliss December 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I start talking Summer up on January 1. Maybe if we wish hard enough…


45 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm

love the photos of your breakfast!!


46 Kate December 31, 2010 at 1:57 pm

trader joe’s just got miniature chocolate peanut butter cups. They’re the size of m&m’s and are perfect in oatmeal.


47 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I can’t believe how wonderful it feels outside!!! Just last week we had 3 inches of snow and the entire coast had a blizzard..and today it’s 60* and sunny!


48 tieghan December 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Spring seems a long way off for me I live in in Frisco, CO. In the heart of the mountains and today it was a high of 4 degrees but I never saw it go above -11! So COLD!


49 Hannah December 31, 2010 at 9:32 pm

It’s over 95 degrees here in Australia 😛 As a result, I’m camping out at my parents’ place where there is air-conditioning! This way, I can make hot oatmeal without sweltering…


50 kaila December 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm

we’ve had some nice weather the past few days too! a nice way to ring in the new year i think! those oats looked splendid. i am planning a pretty low key new years eve as well…..actually i am kind of looking forward to spending the night curled up by the fire with a boatload of movies! :)


51 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 1, 2011 at 10:16 am

Today the high in 53 here in the NH – craziness!


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