Dec 2009

Christmas

What a great time visiting with family we have had so far. I would have liked some snow on the ground, but really, it is probably for the best as it makes the driving around to visit easier and safer. I remember last year was a little dodgey with all the snow we had. A lot of “we made it!” phone calls were necessary to keep people from worrying too much.

Over the past year, I’ve read a number of cook books and cooking magazines, I’ve realized that some are more enjoyable to read than others. And some, I really just look at the recipes to decide what I want to try in the kitchen. I’ve realized that in trying to make my cook book user friendly and to the point, I’ve made it just a wee bit dry. So I’m going to add a little spice to the recipes in the way of anecdotal information, if I have it. It’s part of the whole theme exploring how food brings us together.

First photo with the new camera

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Soon Merlin will have a touch screen, so he will be able to actually use his computer on his own.

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By posting this, I’ll probably find out if Shawna reads my blog!

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Uh oh, Grandpa’s losing it too!

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A REALLY cool book!

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We were actually counting to 10!

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Winter is here

December 12, 2009

It snowed yesterday. Almost imperceptibly, but it did. We are excited by it, but Merlin was a little disappointed that he couldn’t make snow balls, and demanded more. I explained that it wasn’t something I could control. I showed him the snow dance that I developed when I was an avid snowboarder. He rolled his eyes and smiled the way everyone does when I do the snow dance.
We went and got a little “Alberta Spruce” in a pot and decorated it. We don’t have any working lights, so it doesn’t look quite as sparkly as it should. I’m hoping I can take care of it for another 12 months and use it again next year, then maybe plant it outside.
We made
Chicken Curry for dinner mmm.
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