Friday, January 29, 2010

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Galumpkis)

Best cabbage rolls I have ever made.  All the more special because I made them with my own two hands.  Simple recipe, and they are beautiful--especially if one uses Savoy cabbage.  Here's what dinner looked like on this pleasant evening:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Phyllis, will she or won't she?

I feared that Phyllis the Amaryllis was a-goner, but I noticed a teeny, tiny little green nib revealing itself yesterday, and today it had 1/2" of new growth!  Hoping that she delights us as she has these past couple of years.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holidays Are Over

The Christmas tree and outdoor lights came down today.  It seems not so long ago that we were decorating the house, filled with anticipation about seeing family, enjoying nice foods and indulging in holiday cheer.  It's over now, and I'm hoping for another year of good health for family and friends, and looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Storm Windows

Two more new, wooden storm windows hung today.  Filled the gaps on a couple of windows with pile weather strips.  Those windows that we took delivery of when the weather was warm and balmy have taken months to finish.  Six of seven windows completed.  Not so long ago it seemed that I'd be working on these things for a hundred years.  Isn't that how large projects always go?  One keeps plugging away, and suddenly you're...done.  Or nearly so.  It was worth it.  Sweat the small stuff.