Tuesday, January 06, 2015

An extended vacation

I typically work tuesdays and some saturdays.  But this week, I got pretty lucky and get an extended break.  So happy about this because it is like 10 degrees out and feels like -6 degrees.  Tomorrow it is in the single digit and really in the negatives.  It is suppose to be cold like this until friday, then next week it'll be in the 20s.  We've gone into the deep of winter.  Wuah!  So I am glad to be able to hibernate at home and watch the coldness from inside.

Today is a day of chores.  Not too excited about this, but I figure I should get it all done today. Bathrooms, kitchen, baseboard, dust, and etc.  Tomorrow, I'll do the laundry and iron.  Probably bake and cook up something here and there.  This is what I do when I am not working.

I get to chill a bit more here on my couch where the sun is nice and bright during a day like today.  I am digesting my breakfast then I shall work out and begin my chores.  But for now, it's time to bask in this sunshine.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Hello 2015!

It's the first day of the year and we got a late start. A rather lazy beginning!

I made crepes for brunch. Three different kinds: sugar, Nutella and banana, and blackberry cream. 
Crepes are really simple to make. You just need a good recipe and the right pan. With the leftover crepes, I made a Mille Crepe Cake. 
This was our brunch; eggs and bacon on the sides. 
I can't wait to dig into this tomorrow. It's going to be my sweet treat!

I also made an apple pie because I promised Frank that I would make him one for New Year's. He wanted a pie for his birthday, but I thought a cake was better suited for that occasion. So we got to indulge with some apple pie, YUM!
I really like the lattice top. It just makes it look so pretty. I make this about 2-3 times a year and we are so sad when the apple pie season ends.

For dinner, we made Paella. 
This is one of my favorite things to eat. I bought a special pan just so we can make this dish. It's great to make for a group of people. We'll probably make this for friends and family in the future.

2014 gave me a lot of time to reflect, learn new things, and meet new people. I am really grateful for those opportunities and for what lies ahead in 2015.

Cheers to 2014 and Hello 2015!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve

2015 is but an hour away.  Farewell 2014.  It's been swell.
A lot happened this year.
I went back to Cali several time.
I started working again.
I can see 20/15.
I got to visit Praha and etc.
I am thankful for all my blessings!

Here's 2014 in a minute.