Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Sandi!

We have had 46 Christmases together so far. You have made them all so special for so many people. I love you.
I hope the next year is the best yet. I Love You so much.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It Was One Year Ago

One year ago, Sandi was on her way to Seattle.  2 days earlier than she had planned.  We got the call on Christmas night.  Jenns water had broken and our grandson was coming.  Soon.  Sandi found a flight out on the 26th, and this was going down.
   She arrived that evening and took a cab straight to the Hospital. And was there the next day when Aidan was born. Lucky girl

And he was cute.

And he came to Florida in July.

And I got to meet him.

Then in October, we went to Seattle and got to see him again

And now he had his first Christmas

And the really good news is he is coming to visit with his Dad and Mom for 2 weeks in 10 days. And he will be 1 year old.  Great job Jenn and Andy! We can't wait.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Foolishness for Sunday Night Cookoff with @Guapowitz

What is your favorite part of Sunday Night Cookoff? free polls 

Guapo, Happy Birthday!

Todays Music is
Rufus Wainwright..Hallelujah

I sure enjoy your tweets and posts. Thanks for being so nice to us. And for the saliva stains on my shirt on Sunday nights. Drool. Have a wonderful birthday. They come faster and faster.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Simply the Best

We just finished watching Anna Deveare Smith in "Let Me Down Easy." on PBS's Great Performances.  It is by far the best one-woman show I have ever seen. Maybe the best show period, bar none. This is a link to it.

This is their description of the show

Smith, through her chameleon-like virtuosity, creates an indelible gallery of portraits, from a rodeo bull rider to a prizefighter to a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina, as well as boldface names like former Texas Governor Ann Richards, legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong, network film critic Joel Siegel, and supermodel Lauren Hutton. She performs 19 characters in the course of an hour and thirty five minutes. Their stories are alternately humorous and heart-wrenching, and often a blend of both. Building upon each other with hypnotic force, her subjects recount personal encounters with the frailty of the human body, ranging from a mere brush with mortality, coping with an uncertain future in today’s medical establishment, to confronting an end of life transition. The testimony of health care professionals adds further texture to a vivid portrayal of the cultural and societal attitudes to matters of health.

I don' know how to convey how moving this is. It is 1 1/2 hours but can be watched in segments....she changes characters quite often. If you can, just start it and watch a few minutes. You will be amazed. Promise.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gray Peas

Michele at olddognewtits and Mel at According to Mags are hosting their bi-monthly link up again.  
They have asked us to share a favorite holiday recipe. Uh? I don't have one exactly, but....

I don't remember when it started. And we still do it and still get grief. And it probably is appropriate. "You havin' those delicious gray peas again?  Yuck!" But you said favorite so here is the recipe. Try to follow along.

Can(s) of Le Sueur Very Young Small Early Peas
Milk or Half and Half

 Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan. Heat on stove top until hot. They will turn slightly a pale gray.

Amy has added the next steps for last few years.

Forget you turned burner to High until it boils over on Hot Stove.
Open windows to air out kitchen.
Burn yourself trying to wipe up scalded milk before stove is cool enough.
Shatter serving bowl when filling with hot peas.
Clean up new mess.

Ok, I guess it used to be a favorite. They are easy to chew. But probably not a favorite anymore. Just too complicated. They were never really that popular anyhow. And there is so much other good food. Maybe we'll move on to Drunken Cranberries.  Amy......?