HAPPY 2017, EVERYONE!
It’s been difficult getting back into the swing of things post-holidays, so I’m keeping it simple, to start. This is a short list of raves and rants, originally published last year, with a couple of new embellishments. Naturally, it’s in alphabetical order: (pedantic! 😉 ) Click on the red links for more info.
What’s not to love?
A fabulous taste sensation we first experienced on New Year’s Eve, 2015,
with pan-seared scallops and fettuccine. Delizioso!
Traditional German holiday bread.
Delicious, economical Italian alternative to French champagne.
Makes a great Mimosa (mix with orange juice) for a holiday breakfast.
New Year’s Eve 2016 taste sensation, served with balsamic glazed salmon
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
Especially during the Winter Festival of Lights.
Haha! Obviously still in a holiday mood here, no doubt because of our stringent January diet plan. We don’t count calories for the month of December (it would spoil the fun) and of course, are paying for that now (see Rants).
…who don’t scoop their dogs’ poop – especially in the winter! DO THEY THINK IT’S GOING TO MELT IN THE SPRING, JUST LIKE THE SNOW?!! Please excuse the caps. MAJOR pet peeve. Gives the rest of us a bad name, as well.
As someone who works at home (with dogs), it can be bedlam when there’s an unexpected knock at the door. (We have a gate to contain the dogs, otherwise.) In an attempt to avoid these scenes, there are two signs in the front window, visible to anyone coming up the front steps. One says, “NO SOLICITING” and the other, “BEWARE OF DOG”. Do you think these work? Not a chance! My response to these people: “You can read can’t you?”, while pointing at the sign and slamming the door in their faces. GET OFF MY PORCH! Added a new sign in 2016 (see below), but it still doesn’t work!
Hubby and I are a couple of “foodies” and also enjoy fine restaurant dining. We refuse to count calories during the holidays and there’s an over-abundance of goodies around, which means we have to make up for it. Time to pay that proverbial piper. UGH!
For those of us with asthma and arthritis, working out can be difficult and painful, but I found this one doable, sitting on a chair and using an exercise band:
Now, to find the self-discipline to keep at it! (AGAIN!)
“ONLY” 69 more days until Spring. Can’t come too soon for me!
What are some of your raves and rants?
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