Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I got a surprise gift in the mail yesterday, all the way from Lander, Wyoming. The soap smells sooo good and the earrings are handmade from glass. How perfect.
The snow is still on the ground, but it's no longer attractive. Rain is on it's way as well as above freezing temperatures, so hopefully, tomorrow the landscape will be back to what's more normal for our part of the U.S.A.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We're stopping by our neighbor's briefly before heading off to the country to be with friends tonight. I've made my yummy spread (yes, cheese and butter mixed!) and my chocolate pecan pie (which gets topped with whipped cream.) I'll be making another pie for tomorrow night's Christmas day dinner, which we'll celebrate with other friends, AFTER our niece's open house. Oh so much eating. I feel immensely grateful for such abundance. For any of you who may have tried to make my oatmeal cookies....big apologies. I forgot, YES, skipped over, two very important ingredients. Our cousin, the original cookie maker, tried the recipe and got tasty but odd cookies. Pourqoui, por que, you may ask...what I forgot was the flour and the baking soda!! In my haste to share the recipe, I never reviewed before posting. So Sorry! The recipe has been corrected so if you are game to try again, or even for the first time, you can find the recipe here.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The snow started last night, about 5 p.m. and hasn't really stopped since.
You can see in one photo how it looked when it first started, then in the other just a short time later. See by the light, the snow still falling. It's very cold. Right now it's 28°F according to the weather channel, and 1' to 2" more snow is expected. In some areas, there are up to 18" of it. I didn't measure but you can see from the photos that we had quite a bit.
My honey got stuck in NYC, as his plane was canceled. He was scheduled to leave last night but the earliest I could rescheduled for was Sunday
afternoon. Now with the storm headed up the coast, he may get cancelled again. Oh, dear!
My back porch door got blown open during the night. Snow piled up outside, then snow was blown onto the porch.
I made a batch of oatmeal cookie dough and invited my little neighbors from around the corner to come over and bake. Not only did they make cookies, but they tramped the snow down on my front steps (no shovel!) and they played in the back yard. Recipe for cookies here.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I got this brown o.p.i. nail polish on-line and it matches my new IGNATIUS hat, which I got on sale this past weekend. I was so happy to get one of their hats on sale!! yay! I love it. I call it my Lady Hat.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Candles were lit for Chanukah night #2 and LED lights were lit on my honey's new treat, which he got a World of Mirth, the best toy store in our neighborhood.
I've been busy knitting to keep up with demand (ha ha ha, making myself laugh with my being silly, again.) I got some terrific yarn from my niece last night...can't wait to try it...it makes it's own stripes! I'll post images when I can. I used some left over yarn that I'd gotten in Paris last year to make some interesting detail in this pair of mitts. More silliness! You can see what I'm knitting here.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
This sign, also, made me smile. It's around the corner from the entrance to ArtSpace Gallery. So emphatic!
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The day after T-day, I went bowling with mi hija and a couple of friends, oops, did I mention this already? I'm having deja ecrit as I write this. Anyway, here's a picture of the lanes and a picture of a bowling ball with a cute face. I did pretty good for not doing this sport for many, many years.
Today, after my Spanish class, I stopped in at The Yarn Lounge to get my one-on-one start up lesson for making socks. I'll be attending a class next week but have to miss this week's first class. This is going to be fun. I have been wanting to learn how to knit socks, planning to do it this past summer, but it never happened. So now...here's the beginning. I'm using o-wool in a color that I love to use for accent with all my black clothing. More on the development of my socks soon as I learn how to make a heel!
Monday, November 30, 2009
I’ll be putting my stuffed cabbage recipe and the recipe for the baked macaroni and cheese here, on my Vox blog.
I remembered to take photos as I made the cabbage dish. It was way better the next day so next year, I know now I have to adjust my schedule….start 2 days earlier. Because we were such a large group, we sat in the living room as well as at the dining room table (which is in the same space to the left in this photo. I hope this makes sense.) Here is a picture of the little plush turkey that we bring out each year. It is now back in it's drawer, the leftovers are mostly gone, and things are back to normal. It was a really fun evening, and we all gave thanks.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I snapped the image of Fountain Lake while driving home from my Spanish class last week. Today it was too overcast so I'm glad I caught this. The trees and sky looked so beautiful.
It's raining, misting, windy, gray and overcast for several days. The leaves are all gone from many of the trees, including the one in our back yard. C filled 12 giant (biodegradable) bags with the leaves. The little Japanese Maple in front of our house is turning a lovely red color. I really like the shape of the leaves from this tree. Soon all of the trees will be bare, creating line drawings against the sky, a winter look is coming.
Follow up on Sunday: my friend and I had such a productive time in my studio and we've set up the next "play date."