Y'know, good (applewood smoked!) bacon and a fried egg will go a long way towards making a person feel human -- but adding hot coffee and "Swedish" or non-rising pancakes,* stacked up with a pat of butter and a sprinkling of sugar between each layer makes me feel nearly superhumanly good. I'd've taken pictures -- they do turn out pretty -- but given the choice between delaying for photos and digging right in? No contest! (On bacon: I eat the stuff sparingly and thus feel no guilt about buying the best. It's all about equally bad for you, so why scrimp?)
Meanwhile outside, the squirrels are commencing to melt. This little imp was well aware he was being watched and started mugging for the camera. He's used to it -- he teases and lectures Huck (The Mighty Hunter) through the windows just about daily.
* Simplest hotcake recipe evar: a cup of milk, a cup (on the generous side) of flour and a couple or three eggs; beat half to death, add a little cold water if it seems too thick. You can throw in a little sugar if you want to, or cinnamon, but they're not necessary. The original sort is et with lingonberry jam between each layer -- they'd be zoomin' with sweet orange marmelade.
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