Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I'm Guessing This Will Be..

the closest to a Chinese New Year environment as I'll be getting, what with living in Abilene and all.
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The folks at Sunrise are very warm and friendly, and we have known them for a number of years. A bunch of years ago, when the building was still Ecko's, we had contemplated having our rehearsal dinner here. I had only eaten here a couple of times when it was under the old management. 
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Ever since Ray and his family took over, we have dined here on a regular basis. They have a separate "Chinese" menu, especially for Chinese students who attend the local universities, and whenever I am feeling particularly homesick, I would order from That menu. I have to be honest and say that I would sooo much rather have South East Asian food, and wish that George's Asian/Cambodian was still open, but I still love what they offer at Sunrise.
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Plus, just check out the decor. :) Simple but Fabulous.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Yup, it's the Weather Again

Sounds cliche and like a broken record, but really, if you don't like the weather ( especially this winter ), just wait a few days and you'll get something totally different.

A few days ago, it was freezing, and then we had lovely warm ( albeit horrific for our planet ) days, and yesterday morning, we have Cold Dense Fog.

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We had thought that by the time Church was over, that the fog would have somewhat gotten less dense/burned off, but No. It seemed to be thicker than before!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It doesn't snow much here in Abilene,

but we do get Frost.
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And it can be very pretty.
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Christmas Cactus Update

There's a few more buds on the cactus, and those that were there already have grown a little bit more :)
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It was a Dark and Stormy Night.

... except it wasn't.

We were on our way out to the grocery store, when the little boy asked me to look up, claiming he could see the moon very clearly.
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It certainly was quite a sight and I was glad he pointed it out to me :)

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Throw Back Saturday.

It's been a frigid couple of days, with a dusting of snow on Friday. I'll post more on that later, but firstly, I have to post the fine dusting that we received in early December...
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LOVED those flakes.
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And how about that little boy smile :)

Mr. Western Cowboy Santa

I'm not ready to put this little guy away yet.
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Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's Lunch

We had Cindy and Lin over for New Year Day Lunch today.
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Church was an hour later than usual ( perhaps to accomodate the people who stayed up late the night before to ring in the New Year? ), but that still didn't leave me much time to prepare food, so I got a bunch of things done yesterday night.
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The menu itself was extremely humble and simple.  Nothing fancy.  We had Mushroom Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Black Eyed Peas, Cabbage with Turkey Bacon & Rolls.
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Cindy helped me cut up some Apple Slices, and I made some Pumpkin Bars.
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It was a good thing we had these little tray plates because the boys got their food and went into the living room for some Sunday Football Time. The Dallas Cowboys were playing, of course.
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We were glad to have them, and the little boy tried to get Cindy to stay for as long as he could.  I think his Dad's attorney genes are starting to manifest themselves....
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I think he even climbed into the back of her truck as a ploy to keep her here longer. :)
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Happy New Year 2017 !

The little boy and I made our traditional New Year Masks to be worn for our yearly New Year photo as crafts today in school.

He was sooo excited and made us promise to wake him up close to midnight so he could count down to 2017.

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So, now we have 2016 and 2017 photos this year :)

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