Tuesday, December 15, 2009

French Christmas Dinner

Recovering from a wonderful five course/five wine French Christmas dinner held at Chloe's Bistro, our favorite local restaurant (http://www.chloebistro.com/). It started with seafood, then foie gras, roast goose, beef tenderloin, a wonderful array of cheeses, and ended with the traditional buche noel (Yule log cake). Now I feel like I should be trussed and put in an oven.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Busy Week

Last week of class, finishing up work on final presentation in Marketing Comm class, to be given Thursday night. Friday morning have 6:00 am flight to Florida. Will spend a few days in Charleston and Savannah, then Christmas in St. Augustine.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ah, the lovely snow

While not the first snow of the season, it was beautiful (especially on a Sunday morning, when there is no rush to get out). I took the dogs out (Savannah, the younger poodle) went berserk running around. The moon was still visible, even though the sun was up, and the sky had pink and yellow, creating the effect of a Maxfield Parrish painting.

Will probably be melted by tomorrow.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Back on course

I can understand why only about 2 percent of people who start blogs keep them up. Fall has been very busy (and I wish I found the time to post, because I could go back and see what was keeping me so occupied). But with Fall, closing up house in Maine, back in school, etc., these things just get pushed to the back burner.

Now I don't know if I should just continue on, or try and catch up (probably a combination of both).

One of the best things for my fall tasks has been getting a chain saw. We have lots of trees, and the forestation has gotten out of control in the past 20 years or so. I bought a 14" Poulan, and it did the job for a few trees, so while I got my money's worth, it was disappointing when it died so soon. My new one is a Stihl, with "Easy Start", and it is wonderful for people like me who are not managing a woodlot, but just want to clean up the landscape.

The pictures here are of a stray sapling that became a large tree while we weren't looking. Now it's firewood.