A domestic wintry day (high of 3°C with gusts of very unpleasant wind) recalled and illustrated.
Made pancakes, a double recipe and we ate ’em all. I use a mix from Anita’s Organic, it’s tasty and easy.
Dotted & crossed some Clojure i’s & t’s over coffee.
Took the 3-year-old off to the Sunday morning toddler drop-in at Riley Park; a couple of bucks gets the kid decent snacks and two big rooms full of every which toy; you can scan the Net on your mobile, chat with the other parents, and intervene when the toddlers go a little too feral on each other.
Watched the last third of the remarkable Saints-Redskins game, and the first third of the promising Giants-Cowboys game. Cold pizza for lunch.
Put up Christmas lights on the front of the house. It’s tall and narrow and I like to run the lights right up to the peak, so this requires slinging a 36’ ladder around. Its brand name is Lite; hah, I ache, I ache.
Still, it was sunny albeit icy, and the ten-year-old is now capable of really helping, and all the neighbors and passers-by smile and wave when you’re putting up lights.
Cooked a beef roast and baked potatoes; an anomaly in our generally light and Asian-flavored diet. There are very few foods indeed that compare with a high-quality Russet potato, properly baked.
Washed it down with an excellent 2006 Township 7 Merlot; mmm.
Put the fireplace to work for the first time this year.
More Clojure i’s & t’s; when you think you have good results to present, you’d like them to be airtight.
Hmm, that flare at the back right looks almost like a living thing. Let’s have a look through the other shots... hey! There’s Gormley the Fire Sprite, entertaining us as we digest.
2009 hasn’t been a great year, but there are still some OK days.