Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cold days, colder nights

 As the winter solstice approaches, we are freezing.  At school for the past two weeks, I wore so many layers every day I felt roly-poly (and still wasn’t warm enough).  At home, I wear a vest, long underwear, and a … Continue reading

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Snowed In

 Today we couldn’t go anywhere because of snow.  They’d predicted it, and when it didn’t actually materialize by yesterday afternoon, we thought they’d "misunderestimated," to quote our former president.  When relatives called us, we pooh-poohed their concerns, as the morning … Continue reading

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The new-old Chanukah gift

 It’s the sixth night of Chanukah.Please scroll down!  I don’t know why the  pictures showed up waaay at the bottom! A needed some slippers, as his were all worn out.  We could have bought him some, but instead decided to … Continue reading

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Peas on Earth!

This evening’s dinner featured the Mushy Peas (from a box) sent by Jenni Treehugger.  I followed the package directions – I thought – and soaked them with the special soaking tablet (bicarbonate of soda), then cooked them "on the hob." … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin-O-Meter says it snowed!

 ….and the pumpkin-o-meter never lies!Out the back picture window…..… and the front; of course, being Saturday, I could just look out and enjoy it all.   Taking a walk provides a good view of Ye Olde Homestead.   I think … Continue reading

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Second night of Chanukah

 ‘Twas the second night of Chanukah, and sooooo cold, with snow in the forecast.  I felt a cold coming on, and needed SOUP. But I needed it fast, because I’d gotten home late.  A pot of boiling water, some chopped … Continue reading

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First Night of Chanukah!

 Chanukah comes really, really early this year.  That’s because we follow the lunar calendar.  Anyway, tonight we lit the first candles… …and did NOT eat a traditional holiday meal.  That’ll be on the weekend.  For tonight, we had leftover pasta, … Continue reading

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