Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday's Story on Sunday

As the days grow short, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It's time to start making soup again. ~Leslie Newman

Yesterday was a long day. I woke up and started cooking -- I made eggnog muffins for breakfast (our eggnog had expired, and at $4.99/half gallon, I wasn't throwing any away! LOL), then got to work on lunch because I knew we'd be working on the deer all day. So, cornbread went in the oven as soon as the muffins came out (I tried something new with the cornbread -- added some sour cream to it, and it was yummy. Next time, I'm going to throw in some creamed corn) and I started a crock pot full of chili (again, tried something new -- added about 1/2 cup of ranch dressing ... it was GOOD).

So, we worked all day until about 4:00, but the deer is butchered and in my freezer. We did have one problem come up: my vacuum sealer stopped sealing. So, I have about 25 lbs of meat unsealed this a.m. I'm hoping it just got tired, so I let it rest overnight. Fingers crossed that it works this morning. I really don't want to buy a new one.

Today is supposed to be a pretty nice day (sunny and 50 degrees), so I'm hoping to get out a little. I've discovered that if I don't get in a good walk every day, I ache in my hips at night. I could barely sleep last night for hurting. So, if the weather is decent today, I'm taking as long a walk as I can. It'll be good for me, for the dog and for Dd as we were all cooped up yesterday.

DH is ready to start snowmobiling, but the weather has been too nice! However, they're calling for snow north of us in a week or so, so he's getting set to go. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint him.

I got the shock of my life yesterday... my FIL (and you need to understand that my MIL/FIL are NOT animal people) came in and patted Dakota and then said, "She's really turned out to be a nice dog. If I had a dog, I'd want one like her." -- could have knocked me over with a feather. Seriously. So, KUDOS to Dakota for being a successful dog ambassador.

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Tori Lennox said...

That's great about Dakota's doggie ambassador status! :)

Brandy said...

Hope your sealer just needed a rest. *g* That was so nice of your In-laws to say. Mine aren't animal people either, so I know what you mean.
I hope you had a good day and was able to get in a walk!

Anonymous said...

Hope the sealer decided to work again.

Yay for Dakota!