So… time now for the 2013 to-do list.
I can’t keep doing the thing where I correlate the number of items on my list to the number of the year anymore. It is just going to be too unwieldy. So I think that I will go with 9. 9 seems like
Happy New Year!
I have had a pretty good thing going the past couple of years with a retrospective on the year that just came to a close via a look-see on how I did with my year-long, high-level to-do list. So I see no reason to not continue with that
… Boxing Day.
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” scans better, frankly. But I will take snow on Boxing Day instead. Frankly, a snowstorm late Christmas Day/early Boxing Day morning was probably for the best, as any earlier and it would have made my family’s drive home a little bit too
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas always goes by at a breakneck pace. This year was accompanied by a lot of actual breaking.
My (much beloved, much upgraded) desktop computer was limping along, so I replaced it with a new laptop. (Said laptop is still not quite set up optimally… but
So, 99% of our Thanksgiving dinner is made from scratch. Heck, about 95% of what we eat day-to-day on a normal basic is also home-made from scratch.
The 1% exception on thanksgiving is the cranberry sauce. You know the one. The jellied cranberry sauce. The one in the can. That comes
I took yesterday off of work, and spent the bulk of the day in the kitchen, making sure that there was as little left to do on Thanksgiving as possible.
I cubed up the bread (home-made rosemary-sage bread) for the stuffing and set it out to stale up a little bit.
John and I celebrated our floating anniversary (it is either the anniversary of our first date or first kiss… there is some dispute on actual reason for the anniversary… but there is no doubt that the day to celebrate is always the Tuesday before Thanksgiving) at Jay’s Seafood.
While we were
Yesterday morning it was snowing when I drove to work – Hurricane Sandy reaching all of the way out to Ohio from the eastern seaboard. The snow didn’t last very long, and it didn’t stick, but for a little while it felt like being back in upstate New York.
We have already passed through the nice, Indian summer portion of fall (temperatures in the upper 70s here last week) and now are firmly in the cold, rainy, and miserable portion of fall. I spent a lot of the last couple of weeks traveling for work, so I didn’t even
A while ago, the White House released their Honey Ale and Honey Porter beer recipes.
We decided to try out the Honey Porter, though we had to make a few (minor) substitutions in the ingredients, as Belmont Brewing Supply didn’t have everything on the list.
2 (3.3 lb) cans light unhopped malt