Friday, December 29, 2017

Hinge of the year

Go out in style
All righty 2017, I've read almost all of Tom and Lorenzo's Best and Worst fashion of the year posts. And then I'll be done with you. You can shuffle off, shoo, be gone.

If you want a laugh take a look at Topeka's forecast for the new year. Hideous! Here's the National Weather Service's icon for what's coming:
Sunday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. North wind around 10 mph.

And yet we don't have 54 inches of snow so there's always someone who has it worse. I'm feeling quite pleased to be headed to Albuquerque on the first for a week of 50 degree highs.

Feast day
Our tree was more surrounded with boxes and bags on xmas morning than I had expected. We had a good time opening and it was the Sweatshirt Noel for three out of the five of us. MIL flew up for the holiday and was sweet and easy to please as usual. She is the most Pollyanna person I've ever known. I did have to hide my eye roll when I asked her to help peel potatoes for the holiday meal. She picked up the first one and examined it gently, "This is a lovely potato." I realize now that I should have asked her what features she noticed that made it exceptionally lovely. That one particular brown, lumpy potato. But at the time I just wanted to gnash my teeth. 

The rib roast cost $27 dollars before tax and was worth it. I did the slow roast technique from J.O.C. and got it done to a beautiful medium rare.

Look ahead
Amend is my one word resolution. Let's make something better out of this mess. I will try.

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