Saturday, December 24, 2011
Got the roof cleaned off yesterday. We've had 2 snows of over 18" and several smaller snows. At the mid point on the roof there was over 2 feet of accumulation even with the settling that happens. I got started a bit after noon and finished after dark. It was COLD out there :D This job would be more fun if you didn't have to shovel off the deck after you clean the snow off the roof :D . I'm really glad it's done though. I was starting to worry a bit about all the weight up there and now we can go through a couple good, big snows without stressing.
MASSIVE wood chopping
Saturday, December 17, 2011
It was Saturday and we've shopped around the internet and online but hadn't gone shopping together yet, so (After Crystal opened her TOK Christmas with her gang of online knitting nutsos) we took off for Salida. Yes, it's in Colorado. :D Takes us about an hour and a quarter to get there, nice mountain town, good shopping lots of local art and such. Great place to go rafting in the summers.
But I digress......
We wandered around town a bit, Crys* got some "goodies" to savor later on and we picked up stocking stuffers and such. Then it was time for dinner and we went to Amica's. It's a pizza micro brew in downtown. Crys* had the Strong Scotch Ale and I had a Raspberry Porter. I always like to try new things if they sound odd. It was odd, good too. We each had a lovely veggie calzone and enjoyed our beers while listening to Texan's munch nearby and discuss their skiing holidays. :D Texans are very cute sometimes, when we don't want to kill them. Dessert, we splurged a bit, was tiramasu for me and chocolate cannoli for her. Both delish.
You really should hand with us. It's always fun.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Holiday Left-Over Sweet Potato Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Absolutely delicious. I'm not a fan of thanksgiving sweet potatoes with baked and melted marshmallows at all! When we ended up with left-overs, I had to find an alternative to just letting them rot. This cake is great. I brought it to the office to share and everybody loves it. It would be even better with frosting, but with the number of pieces I've enjoyed, it's probably a good thing I didn't frost it.
18" of snow over a day and a half. LOTS of shoveling, thank goodness we have a friend who popped through and plowed the driveway for us. :D
BTW, it's day later and snowed again last night. :D We are going to have such a fabulous spring!!!!!