we lost a little time this Christmas vacation. we were out of power for a couple of days and that had us scrambling ... trying to save food, keep warm, figure out where/how long/what we were doing. but we recovered with grace and elegance.
and had a magnificent Christmas.
the highlight was Paul's dinner. I don't like lamb. I try ... like bell peppers but I just don't like it. (I know, I think not liking bell peppers is akin to treason but really I have tried and gah - can't stand them). but we have this lamb in the basement and we tried a dish earlier in the year and WOW. it's fabulous.
we call it lamb balls. say that without laughing. really, say, "I love lamb balls" out loud without chuckling just a bit. you can't. we can't either so we spend all kinds of time laughing at our meal.
and there was wine. and some really good wine!
and the lamb balls were - delicious!
served with Paul's homemade bread.
and we had this little visitor join us.
the snow continues to fall. as I listen to the wind and the ice crackling on the branches, I ponder. it's a really white Christmas - 8-10 inches all around me, plummeting temperatures, grey skies. today involves a fireplace and a really good book. we look forward to the rest of this glorious vacation.