Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas - it goes by in a blur! We had roast turkey on the grill and Mark used the "turkey cannon" that I had ordered after hearing about it from George (my brother). It is a little scary looking (see below) but does the same kind of job as the beer can chicken concept. Hopefully you know about that, if not, it's all over the internet, and makes great chicken. Anyway, it was a hit and we'll use it in the future. Somebody was clever - hope they have a patent...
So isn't it great the days are getting longer again? I'm always excited when the solstice happens, granted it's only added seconds - but still. In Naples it's 16 seconds today and at Star Mt. it's 28. They're an hour shorter in daylight right now - they're working to catch up. It does make a difference where you're located.
Finished book #63 A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny. It's the second in a series and the second one I've read of hers - fun read. She's the Canadian author who writes homey (if that's possible) murder mysteries set in Canada. Even though it's fiction, there are true facts sprinkled throughout.I'm learning all kinds of Canadian facts I didn't know. Did you know that they celebrate Thanksgiving (I didn't) and it's on the second Monday in October.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Book update: #61 Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith (part of a series set in Scotland) really enjoy them all and #62 Must You Go by Antonia Fraser. Her memoirs of life with her famous playwright & screenwriter husband Harold Pinter (he died two years ago and she's a prolific historical writer) Very engrossing... And people are asking - one was hardback and one was on the Kindle. I jump from one to other - common behavior? don't know...
Merry Christmas everyone. Be safe, be happy!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Finished book #60. A memoir from a member of an infamous British family in the early 20th century - maybe you've heard of - the Mitford family. Crazy, wild, and fascinating. I will read more. This was Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford. This is not the sister who was friends with Hitler, although it is the sister who spent her life regretting that she had the chance to shoot Hitler and didn't arrange it. (she was a young teenager - I don't really think it was possible).
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The battle continues to get our small repairs done. Hammering is going on as I write in the other room, from the bathroom tile guy. It took many days for someone to show up, but hurray progress! Of course the job has turned into a slightly bigger (and more expensive) one than first thought. When ripping apart things the rule is you will find more damage to be repaired always.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
|spider waiting for breakfast|
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
|Tiffany and Chris's Elmo|
|Baker par excellence Tiffany at work|
Happy December to all! How, how did it get to be the last month of the year? I would say it must be my age that makes it seem as if times flies by ever faster, but I hear this from all ages. A hidden plot?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Lastly went to Stir Crazy - a fun place that stirfrys (hence the clever name) your choices of vegies, meat, served with noodles or rice. I don't know if this is a chain or not, only one we've seen. Good food!