Monday, January 25, 2016

Snow, Concerts, and Dessert

As the snowstorm of the season approached and approached and approached.  Then it snowed and snowed and snowed.  Not the worst we've ever had, but so far the worst this season.  
Everything closed.  Saturday we shoveled and shoveled and shoveled.  Our afternoon plans were cancelled.  But what about our evening plans?  We have concert tickets.  We've had these concert tickets since November!
A quick phone call ensured the show would go on. Pizza was a well deserved reward for dinner after a day of shoveling.
The show was excellent.  It's one of our favorites.  I wouldn't call it a tribute band. Definitely not a cover band.  Not imitators or impersonators either. They play the music *exactly* like the album.  Exactly like the original. Wow.  Impressive.

And for dessert, a forgotten fundraiser.  WAY before Christmas, the neighbor girl sold chocolate covered pretzels and apples.  We had so many other goodies that it got pushed to the back of the fridge.  That was over a month ago. Maybe a month and a half by now. 

I know that apples last a long time in the fridge, but Walt Kowalski was concerned because of the stick.

No worries.

It was perfect and delicious. A tart, green apple covered in caramel, chocolate, chocolate pieces and drizzled in more chocolate.  Yum. Delicious.  Too much for one.  Glad I shared.

PS. I have a video of me sled riding with the neighbor's daughter.  I'll post that soon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Lazy Saturday

A couple of Saturdays we weren't feeling it.  It was cold.  We were tired.  the list of things to do was long, but we just didn't have the motivation. 

The biggest thing we felt like doing was taking a nap. 

We were hungry, but didn't want anything to eat.  We were bored, but didn't want to do anything. 

We were just over everything.  Even the cats were tired. 

Yes, that's 3 cats in a basket.  Fudge was taking up the majority.  Oreo climbed in with him and Pepper Mama laid right on top. It was the sunny spot in the kitchen.  

A day a home was just what everyone needed. 

I found a movie on TV, put on the tea kettle, Walt Kowalski made a fire and we just hang out.  

The day wasn't a complete waste.  A huge sewing mending pile has accumulated. (I hate mending. Am I the last person on Earth that still mends?)

Walt Kowalski stumbled across it when he was cleaning out the back room.  Some things just went in the garbage; they were past repairs.  OK, they were past desire to repair. Others were fixable.  They are the hand-sewing fixes that take time.  Things like missing buttons.  I also had 3 hoodies that had ripped pocket seams.  We've all done it.  Get your pocket caught on the door knob.  You can still wear the hoodie, but now the pocket is flapping and makes it even easier to catch.

So I got out my cookie tin of sewing supplies and did some mending.  

FYI, I still haven't got my sewing machine fixed.  {bows head in shame.} Yes, Miss Wendy, I know.  

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It was a beautiful sunrise this morning.

It is going to be a great year.  Life is grand.