Brrrrr it's been a cold month! But of course it is January in New England so I guess that's to be expected. At least we haven't had any major snowstorms (yet....knock wood), unlike last year when we were having one blizzard a week for what felt like months on end.
So I've been making lots and lots of homemade soups. It's getting to the point where I can no longer eat canned soup because it tastes so gross and doesn't have hardly any veggies in it! We've been really into homemade chicken soup lately, made with a grocery store roasted chicken that I boil till it falls apart. That's when my sweetie pie steps in and removes all the bones and skin for me. Here he is in action, with our very
pesty helpful Sagan offering to assist dad with the meat. "Ai can haz some pwease daddy??"
Peeps was in the kitchen too, of course, giving me the super cute look in the hopes of getting some chicken dropped her way. "Ai can haz?"
"Can we hep? We can hep! Pweeeeeeease????"
The Seahawks were in the first round of playoffs on January 10, so I couldn't resist making a small batch of blue & green cupcakes!
And grabbing a bottle of Seattle's Jone's Pure Cane Soda, green apple flavour.
My friends were asking me if I was going to make another batch of cupcakes for the January 18th playoff, so I did. If you are a superstitious sports fan, you will understand why they asked and why I did it. They played like chumps the entire day till the final three minutes when they managed to not only pull ahead, but then win in overtime. Guess I'll be making cupcakes again for the Superbowl.
And I got my no sew blanket done and it came out so great! It took way longer than the hour the instructions said. It was a lot of measuring and pinning, not to mention all the cutting and tying. I don't think I'll do another one but at least I can cross this off the 'crafts to do' bucket list. It's sooo soft and warm.
Snowing while the sun is out!
But later that day it clouded up and and kept snowing. The big fluffy flakes were pretty to watch.
Oh this was funny. One Thursday night after hubs got home, he got a text from his youngest son with a picture. He hands his phone to me and says, 'I can't see it...it looks like a truck?' (we have very basic phones with tiny screens). I laughed and said, 'I think it's you!' Then it got posted to my Facebook timeline by my stepson's girlfriend. She snapped it that afternoon as she was on her way home from college classes and happened upon Russell on the same highway. Such a good boy, staying in the far right lane.
And finally, a beautiful early morning waning crescent moon on the 16th.