Dec 27, 2011
A Quiet Christmas
Although we were sad to not be traveling home to Minnesota this year, there is always this to be thankful for...
At least we weren't part of the throng of cars trying to leave the Beach last week!
Instead, I used up a lot of my home canned tomatoes and sauce, peppers and onions to make a big batch of chili. Low stress, and we ate off it all weekend! The kids were very happy to see that Santa could still find them even here in Virginia LOL.
Yesterday we had a great day out riding on some of the nearby trails.
The weather was a fantastic 48º, perfect for riding. I'm hoping those higher temps will stay away for awhile now, I don't care for warm winters at all - it was 76º last Thursday!
It's raining and windy today so I'm using the time to catch up on the extra helping of laundry Santa seems to have left me, but am hoping to get sewing or reading this week, and to go out and check to see if the greens I planted are going to do anything. The past couple plantings didn't work out at all, with either rain washing the seeds away, or having them sprout in nice 55 degree temps only to have them yell "uncle" when the next few days rose to almost 80. I'm giving up for the remainder of the season out there and will be planning for springtime instead very soon! Hope you all had a great holiday!