Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can!

Maybe it's just me, but I think Corrie's smile at the Lincoln Obama rally last February made today possible. I'm so glad we can finally move on and try a new path and not have to hear about the internets any longer.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This can't be right

While I'm happy to see some green in my yard, I'm a little concerned that the tulips are already popping up! Hopefully they know something that we don't, that winter is almost over? I know I've seen the tulips in February, but I can't remember finding them in January before.

Good Eats

Starting this weekend, Duggan's Pub is offering breakfast from 9 am-1 pm every Saturday and Sunday. This morning, Corrie and I took the paper, and to Corrie's dismay I took the camera, and we had ourselves some Sunday breakfast.

The breakfast menu is simple-I think there were 5 main dishes you could order, with a la carte items also available. Corrie had the chicken friend steak and gravy, which comes with eggs, hash browns and toast, and I had the "classic": 2 eggs, your choice of bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast.

I really liked the hash browns-I think you need a seasoned restaurant griddle to pull those off. It was very affordable, I thought-my breakfast was $5.50 and Corrie's was $7.95. Other menu items included biscuits and gravy and something they called the "stacker" which was several breakfast goodies piled up with an egg on top.

If you are still getting over the fact that Kuhl's restaurant is closed and you're interested in a new breakfast spot, check it out! You won't have to clean your kitchen up afterwards.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Just checking in

No, I didn't vow to stop blogging in 2009. I just haven't been too bloggy lately. What's there to blog about when you're doing the same thing everyone else around here is doing-trying to cope with the cold, trying to eat just a little more moderately after the holiday indiscretions, trying to get through the 31 long days of January.

These past cold days, I've been challenging myself not to open the doors to go outside any more times than necessary. (novel idea, I know.) Itty Bittiest has made that challenge easier since she caught the cold that the rest of the cats had last week. I made the mistake of letting her back outside into her natural habitat last Saturday afternoon, thinking she'd be back in her bed on the back porch in plenty of time for me to snatch her up and bring her back in the house for the night. Itty Bittiest had other plans, evidently-it became dark and she still wasn't around. This cat has spent every night over the last 6+ months on the back porch-it's not like her to not be around. After several checks throughout the night and one trip around the block Sunday morning, there was no sign of her. After coming back in the house and feeling like something was not right, who comes up to the back porch but Itty Bittiest. Since then, she's been under house arrest, so I haven't had too many reasons to be opening and closing doors and checking on kitties.

Otherwise, I've been crocheting and knitting a few non-holiday items. I knitted a hat with nice-looking cables, but I didn't end up liking the hat very much. Not warm enough, and it felt like it was going to pop off my head. I've been throwing the idea around of starting a mini-mini craft business via etsy, too. I thought I'd start with offering a few knitted cat toys stuffed with organic catnip and see where that gets me. I definitely don't plan to pay the bills with this idea, just maybe cover some of the costs of my craft habit.