Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007/2008 Getting Ready for New Year's Food

There is a little over a day left in 2007. Our Hilton House was finished in December 2004. That means we've lived here in Saranap 3 years. It feels longer than that. Probably it is because we have settled down comfortably.

I promised to teach Daughter-in-law Betty how to prepare our traditional Japanese (Kikuchi Family) New Year's food. We eat rice cakes, roots, fish, roe and other delicacies on New Years Day brunch. I started gathering supplies yesterday. Tomorrow we will get some perishable supplies and start cooking in Betty's kitchen. Meanwhile husband George and Morris are guarding the supply.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Chrstmas from Saranap

This is such a glorious Christmas morning. The sun is shining and the sky is blue (as you can see).

Morris has been out already checking on our patio fountain. Yes, it is not frozen. Some of the roses are still blooming in the front. Our family had a lovely Christmas eve dinner last night, and lo and behold, we did not fight.

Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth, everyone!