Happy (almost) New Year!

Hi gang!  Happy New Year to those of you in different parts of the planet.

I had a really relaxing weekend, finally.  Mark and I bought a new vacuum and we deep cleaned our furniture.  Really exciting, eh?

My area got hit with a ton of snow this week, totally making up for virtually snow free winter we had last year.  I vowed to not leave my house after I got home from work on Saturday and that’s exactly what I did.

I did a little thrift shopping Saturday morning before I came home.  I bought a few things, but the thing I love the most is a fuzzy, deep red bathrobe from the 1970s.  I have to take a photo soon and when I do, I will share it on the blog.

Sunday was super lazy.  The cupboard is pretty bare, but I still managed to whip up a tasty meal for our brunch.

What you see here is sun dried tomato polenta mush (nothing fancy, just  a little oil, some mushed up tube polenta, minced garlic, dried basil, and a little water), sweet and smoky tempeh (sliced tempeh fried down with liquid smoke and Pickapeppa sauce), and some carmalized onions.

I had mine with a Scotch toddy.

I mentioned snow earlier in this post.  In my area, we got about 15 inches from one storm and then about four more a few days later.  Here’s the view on my deck/backyard from my sliding glass door.  The deck is covered!:

I stepped outside to snap another photo at a different angle:

Here’s a bonus outfit photo from earlier in the week.  I was channeling my inner Oscar the Grouch.

Outfit details: Oscar the Grouch hat-Christmas gift from my sister, black dress-retail, scarf-outlet sale, green (much more green in person) tights-yard sale, stripey socks-retail, drink – Chambord and Godiva liqueur (also a Christmas gift from friends).

So what are you doing/what did you do on New Year’s Eve?  I got a fondue pot for Christmas so tonight I will be making a traditional fondue and Mark and I will have fondue and champagne.  I hope to manage to stay awake to see the ball drop.  Tomorrow, I have to work for a bit, then we have a party to go to around the corner from our place. I am hoping to sneak in a little time with my new snowshoes sometime too.

Well, whatever you decide to do, I hope you are safe and sound.  Here’s to 2013 being a great year!

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