Wednesday, December 30, 2009

let it snow. let it snow. let it snow.

Dec. 29th, 2009
Last night we had our only snow of the year.
It lasted only for the night so we were happy to get out and enjoy it.

We walked up the hill to the cafe for some food, fun, and crazy car watching as people tried to make it up and down our hill on their way homes from work.After our meal, we went for an excellent walk in the neighborhood. . . made a little snow man. It was a gorgeous evening.
Happy birthday to my older bro. Looks like ol' Jack Frost remembered your birthday. *grin*

Thursday, December 24, 2009

c is for : clear & cold, cappuccino, chocolate, & cookies

It's a clear cold 34F outside today. I'm delighted it's not raining! Great opportunity for a homemade cappuccino & bowl of oatmeal to kick start the day. To follow up with breakfast our renter (yes, we rented the spare room so we can try to keep our place a little longer since my DH will be returning to school to finish up his degree and we'd like to stay close to the campus) and I armed with aprons got busy in the kitchen melting white chocolate and covered an entire bag of Snyder's pretzel rods before sprinkling them with crushed candy canes. Mmm... the dining room table is covered in wax paper so they can dry. A delicious treat to take along with us to family time tomorrow. Then we baked at least 5 dozen cookies. Nothing too fancy, just a nice variety of chocolate chip, mint chip, and butterscotch chip cookies. O yeah. *smile* And I had my share of lickin' the bowl at the end too... *sheepish grin*

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

the colors of happiness

I found this post in draft form from 9/17/09. But it's definitely one of those gray winter days today, so I think I should definitely POST it. :D

Perhaps I should save this post for some gray day this winter... but I was perrusing my flickr account, remembering the land of Texas and this one really brought a smile to my face. I think it just breathes
H A P P Y . . .

(better viewed in flickr)