Watermelon Woman

December 18, 2009, Friday,9:14 am
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Wow! Thirty-two years of marriage today. Mazel tov to me and the hubs! I don’t think we are looking more alike, although some may disagree. He was about 1/2″ shorter than me when we first married. Now, it is more like 3 inches, maybe more. A different kind of shrinkage, eh?  He is still a New Yorker and I’m a native California. Most of the time that is agreeable. Occasionally not. Why do New Yorker’s talk and eat at the same time so that you must look at the food being chewed? Is this a personal trait or what? Even after all these years I have a hard time with it. It is always the small things that get you going. Fortunately, he eats so fast that I don’t have to watch for long 😉

It is the last night of Chanukah and one son and daughter-in-law will come for dinner. Sunday, we will have a brunch out with another son who is coming this weekend. I just looked at the calendar for next year’s Chanukah. Yikes it starts on Dec 1st, just after Thanksgiving! Have to be ready for both then can relax!

The weather has moderated so that we aren’t in the 40’s during the day. More like 50-65 and no rain this week. We need more rain so I’m not complaining.

Received my Baker Street garden catalog and sent a wonderfully leisure evening picking out all the seeds that I want for 2010. It sure is easy to go overboard what with all the gorgeous photographs in the catalog! I’m only up to about $35 so that’s not too bad, is it?

Happy Chanukah
December 12, 2009, Saturday,9:39 am
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We had a great dinner last night with latkes and brisket. Cheesecake for dessert and I made fruit tarts from a mincemeat recipe I found. No meat. Since I cannot remember ever having mincemeat pie, I cannot compare to the traditional version, but I liked this one. It has cranberry, apple, cherry, brandy, pecans and all the lovely spices that make the whole house smell yummy. It was great to have the day off from work so I could make dinner without rushing.

After dinner with almost the whole family, we sat down to watch the latest Harry Potter movie. The sound was not right and we couldn’t hear the conversation so we stopped and worked on the various plugs. In the process we also broke the cabinet wheels that has all the components. The cabinet is about 40 years old and not that well made so it is definitely time for something new! Anyway, once the audio was tweaked, the sound was much better, the movie was so-so.

It was good to have family gathered together. Next weekend end we should have the whole gang. Yeah!