Monday, January 27, 2014

Hope for the Winter

As I finished my morning snack I was transported to warmer summer days.  I chose to eat a piece of grilled chicken for my protein, and the taste was incredible!  It's hard to think those days will come again when the temp is well below zero, but grilled meat will do that to you.

Paul braved the frigid weather on Saturday evening to grill for us.  I was surprised he wanted to, but when your grill master has the urge to get out there, you have to accommodate him.  

Paul grilled for us when we visited my mom last July.
I forgot to chill a beer for him, but I thawed out plenty of meat:  a package of ribs, 4 rib steaks, and 2 packages of chicken.  I barely seasoned any of it because just the taste of the charcoal was all we really wanted.

He dressed for the weather, shoveled a little path through the snow, cleaned off his grill, and found the lump charcoal.  He stood there fanning the coals into flame using the snow shovel!  He's such a die-hard. I wish I had taken a picture of him.  He looked like an eskimo without the fur-lined hood!   

It's a sad little grill, but it does the job!
Well, the taste of that chicken gave me hope that summer will come again.  Warm sunny days, time on the hot deck, playing in the pool, and walks around the park will all return.  They always do.  For today, I have to enjoy the sunshine from inside as I wear my wool socks, layers of clothing, and drink tea.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Just a Quick Check In....

We had a great Christmas, a fun New Year, have become new football fans, have frozen our tails off with the bitterly cold weather....and here's a pic of our little.....


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