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Yeah, yeah

I haven’t posted in a month. But I don’t really have much to say. The cat’s still a trouble maker. My brother was out for a visit a couple of weeks ago. We had snow on the first (and second) day of Spring. I haven’t been cooking new things too much…

Of course!

Since the kiwi and I just shoveled show, it’s decided to start snowing harder :-( But I do like the snow.

Friday

Let’s see… Monday and Tuesday I worked ALL. DAY. LONG. Then the office manager was back and I worked a half day on Wednesday to get caught up. The cat got her stitches out yesterday and I had to shovel snow twice. It didn’t snow at all last night though. Today I will be paying bills and baking bread (or making the dough anyway). Tomorrow is the Grizzly Dip and Sunday is the SB. We’ll probably go out to my folks for that. Next week, I have a couple of doctor appointments. Then starting on Friday, I have to work seven full days! :( It really exhausts me for some reason. And yes, our office is open on President’s day so I will be working all day that day. Our friend, Phil is coming out to visit that weekend too so we’ll probably end up skiing that weekend. I’m getting tired thinking about it.

Oh, and Kit, I made your Faux Cheese Danishes with puff pastry yesterday. I’m not sure of the best way to form them, but they taste pretty good :D

Now I think you are all caught up with my schedule.

It’s been almost a week since I posted about all that snow. As it has been for a lot of places lately, it’s been bloody cold here! I got my bread baked on Friday and then on Saturday I made dinner rolls but I forgot about them and they did the second proof for about twice as long as they should have. They came out tasting good, but looking almost big enough to be hamburger buns.

On Sunday we went out for dinner at the only Indian food place between here and Spokane. They only recently added meat to their menu. I didn’t care much for it but the kiwi seemed to really enjoy his. I suspect he’s been deprived too long. The only meat available was chicken or fish. And the chicken in my dish seemed not to be cooked with the dish but added at the end. No lamb. They had no Vindaloo on the menu. No Tikka Masala, no Korma, no Tandoori. And the Naan seemed like it was done with whatever they make Papadum with only thicker and fried in a pan. The one good thing to me were the Samosas. Then we get home and find out that Green Bay lost :( Grrr.

I have been working part-time at an audiology office filing and such. On Sunday, I got a call to come in for a full day on Monday as the office manager was going to be out. So, I worked my first full day on Monday and one of the audiologists was out sick to boot. I survived and get to do it again this Monday and Tuesday. Then again for a full week in February when the office manager is on vacation.

On Monday I also took Shasta to the vet to be spayed. She was so happy to see me on Tuesday morning when I picked her up. She probably thought we had abandoned her. She’s back to running around all over the place but wants to chew on her stitches now and again. She’ll get them out maybe by the 1st.

And last night I made (New England) Clam Chowder for the first time ever. I decided I wanted to put corn in it too because I had this great crab and corn chowder somewhere that was really scrumptious. The kiwi didn’t like the corn in it and we both thought it needed to be a bit thicker but I think it came out pretty well. We pulled one of my breads from Friday out of the freezer and had that with the soup. I had way too much soup :D The recipe below is what I adapted from a recipe I found online: Read the rest of this entry »

So, I now have the driveway shoveled (for all the good that does). It’s still snowing.

Mark did surgery on the Roomba last night1 and it’s all charged up. It had a test run this morning and now seems to be working just fine. Shasta likes to follow it around. She doesn’t seem afraid at all. Casper used to hide under the bed in the other room even for the Roomba.

Now I need to get some tunes on and get organized to bake bread :D I also need to do a few household chores. Perhaps a trip somewhere to frolic in the snow is in order too!

1The Roomba has been dead for the last year and a half. It wouldn’t hold a charge. Mark finally bought a new battery only to discover that that wasn’t the problem. It needed a new mother board which he just purchased on eBay.

Yay for Good Neighbors!

The neighbor down the road has a 4-wheeler with a plow and has already plowed the sidewalks! Now I can enjoy my coffee before going out to shovel. Yes, it’s still snowing :) :)

End of 2007

Well, I haven’t posted in a few days. The websites had a small hiccup and I panicked, thinking they had been infected again. That solved itself by the end of the day – it turned out the host had a technical problem. Then I managed to re-link all the old photos that were on the genealogy site. Now I need to go through some more photos and see what I can add to the bunch.

Saturday, we went skiing – my first time in Montana! The skiing was great but I was pretty tired out. Then we came home and watched the Patriots game. Yesterday I lounged around most of the the day and then baked a bundt, pound cake to try out my new bundt pan. While I was in the midst of making cake, a friend came over bringing Chinese food and the movie Omega Man (with Charleton Heston) which Mark and I had never seen.

Oh, and before I forget, Kit is trying to raise money for the Special Olympics by jumping into freezing cold water. If you want to donate money, you can do so here, at her fundraising site. I’m hoping to be there to video the event so as to provide incentive to certain folks to donate :D .

Today, I have to work and so does Mark. There are lots of birthdays this time of year. Paul turned 71 on Thursday. Doug is 41 today and Phil, Scott and Scott have birthdays tomorrow.

2007 started out with the sale of our house in Daly City (it was a year ago at about 6:00pm that we packed up the last of things at the house) and now we’re here in Missoula. Happy New Year everyone! Let’s hope 2008 turns out better than I think it will.