Thursday, July 29, 2010

Five Years

Today marks our five year wedding anniversary, and due to momentous events like moving back to the States, buying a house, fixing up the house, etc etc, the only trip we'll be taking to celebrate is a trip down memory lane!

We went on our honeymoon early, before getting married, and spent a week in Paris. The temperatures were unusually cold - the Eiffel Tower and Montmartre cemetery both closed due to "ice" and "snow" for a couple days, and we had to sleep in our coats and hats to stay warm. But seeing The Gates of Hell covered in snow at the Rodin Museum, having a snowball fight on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, and enjoying fantastic (yet cheap) daily meals of cheese, wine, and fresh baguettes all helped to make it a wonderful and memorable week.

So we're celebrating tonight with wee glasses of Farigoule, a thyme flavored liqueur that we enjoyed in Paris, and got a hold of recently thanks to some help from a friend. Here's to five wonderful years and many more to come!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dog Neurosis

Hana the Wonder Pup has taken her um 'unique' tendencies to a whole new level. Although she seemingly loves her new food, and eats her meals with a gusto we've never seen before, she has started to fling the dark bits of kibble out of her bowl and litters the kitchen floor with them. Finicky much? Perhaps this is karmic payback for my "I'm not eating anything if it's not a cheeseburger or grilled cheese" phase of my childhood...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Spice of Life

We have been spice-less in the kitchen since moving back from Japan. That is a long time to go without even pepper in the cupboards, but we've been too busy to cook on a consistent basis, and when we have, it has been really simple meals.

 Last night we went grocery shopping, and I finally picked up a couple spices. Which one was I talking to in the aisle of the grocery store (yes, I did get a funny look from a passerby-er) professing to it how much I had missed it? Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt. Mmmmmmmm

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Paint By Number

This is what happens when two people with very different ideas regarding color try to pick out paint. Maybe we should just stick with the mosaic effect....