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Saturday, February 15, 2014


Happy Saturday!
The coffee is strong and hot and the wood stove has it toasty in the house.  Two dogs are splayed out on the couch, snoring and twitching their paws as they chase dream chipmunks deep into the snowy woods.
My nose picks up the lovely fragrances of my wife exiting the shower.  Sweet smells that make me want to bury my nose between her neck and shoulder and inhale deeply as if she were a warm spring day.

A few weak rays of sunshine are filtering through the blinds on the eastern side of the house.  The sun is rising and is also moving north.  Getting stronger day by day.

Life is pretty good.

There is some good news on the work front.  Something that could ultimately be a big stepping stone for my career.  I can't indulge until it is made public on Monday.

I have surrendered on the snowmobile project and removed the carburetor and am sending it out to be re-built.
A co-worker was nice enough to bring his big tractor to my house and plow out a road to my wood piles.  Now I can drive my truck up the hill to fetch the weekly quota of firewood.

Momma picked up a new frisbee for yellow dog last night.  It even lights up!  Guess who was playing frisbee at 10 pm last night in the deep snow in the back yard?

The weather has begun to break just a tad.  We have seen 30 degrees twice in the last week or so.  Forecast is showing high 30s and a couple 40s in the coming week.

Taking Momma out to dinner tonight for our Valentines Day Date because she had to work last night.

Last night I prepared a tasty dinner.  Shrimp and bacon linguine.  Very simple to make.  Fry up some bacon until crispy, remove from pan, add raw shrimp and minced garlic, saute until almost cooked, add chopped up bacon, cooked linguine noodles, heavy cream, a handful of halved cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper and finish cooking for a few minutes.  Top with some fresh chopped scallions.  15 minutes total.  Delicious!

Photo: Sautéed shrimp, bacon and garlic served with fettuccine and cherub tomatoes with a cream sauce and sprinkled with scallions. Yumm

Let's hope this weekend continues to be good!



  1. Hey there!!! Sounds like very positive and upbeat thin'gs happening in your neck of the woods! March is almost here...Spring thaw is coming. It's been pretty cool here in FL which I'm not enjoying but still thankful I don't like in CT anymore. XX

  2. Hey, dear friend - I'm all smiles (aka radiant faced) in anticipation of a particular upcoming post. Dare I say… I'm "ecstatic" for you… and I'll leave it at that!

    Oh… and I loved your line, "My nose picks up the lovely fragrances of my wife exiting the shower" - now that's truly touching. It made me smile and want to tell you how happy I am knowing you have such joy and appreciation for the little things that make your relationship special.

    Happy thoughts to both of you…

  3. It's going to be in the 50's this weekend. Imagine that. Getting all jazzed because it's going to be in the 50's. After the past couple months, I'll take it.

  4. Strong coffee, job prospects, and bacon/shrimp linguine? I'll have what you're having. No, really.


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