Wednesday, December 31, 2014
This will be it for the year - won't be online tonight. So, A happy safe new years eve/day to all the k+b readers. Thanks for coming on the ride with me - see you in 2015.
Gathering our greens and peas for tomorrow - a fun trip to the Buford Highway Farmers Mkt -
for some reason a black and white pic of some pig spleens
SO MUCH South Asian items - I was very good at not buying things
A huge selection of very fresh fish- which a lot of folks were buying, I guess its a NYE thing...
all sorts of pastries and pies.
Got everything I needed for our big meal tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
From a sadly empty Charlotte football stadium, UGA beat the Louisville Cardinals 37 -14.
Chubb had a great night, giving some hope to the fall.
Watched at Dana and Steve's lovely Gweat Gwinnet home with Angela - she put out some yummy snacks and had some bang up chicken chili .
Yes, we are on a holiday binge
Very good film, I knew the over all story, but this fills in out nicely. Then ending is devastating - much more powerful than I was expecting. A back up, fuck you to the world - " my people " did this sort of thing... but more than that just deep deep sadness for everyone that had to lie to live.
Praising how far and fast we have come hoping against all hope that people will not forget the lives that were left in the dust.
Kodak very much enjoys being here, they have a great big fenced in back yard that backs up to a park where all sorts of dire things happen, people, children ,other dogs - squirrels.
Monday, December 29, 2014
So, I watched this video this morning and was craving fish cakes all day long, when we all got home tonight and were figuring out what to do for dinner, I said I wanted fish cakes and Susan pulled out a couple cans of salmon.... not exactly the above but darn close enough.
and as for the new normal , bad or no photos....
JUST as I was telling you all how I was going to do better about taking pics and getting things on here comes yet another big time fail today. Neil and I went VaHi to meet B. Day for our annual George's burger , and these are the pics I took:
My Pimento Cheese Burger '14
Today was the 5th day of Christmas ....
Was great to spend a tiny bit of time with Beth, who is not having the Jan 1 extravaganza this year but is off on a west coast New Years Adventure, good for her.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Same problem that we were having in Mendon just turned up to 11. Those days when its me and Koda on the trail getting the time and space to write here is easy - very active post Christmas real life - the blogging comes in drips and drabs. Which is bad for all of us - y'all enjoy reading this ( just as I enjoy writing it ) AND it serves as my diary - " Hey, what all did we do last Christmas ? " . If I had taken more photos and then came here with them we would all have it , forever . I need to get better at this - I mean Ive only been doing this for what, eight years or something....
I am at last getting rid of my pre holiday creeping crud of a cold, starting to feel much better. I was just out and out sick on the 23rd - slept most all day and night, been getting better every day since. We came back to Susan and Paul's on.... Saturday. That is another thing, I have NO IDEA what day of the week it is, the Holidays PLUS there being no cable tv here in Dunwoody.
So everything is fine and happy, and as always I will TRY and be a better blogger to me - and as always really, thank you all that do read this for doing so - makes me feel connected to folks that I am not actually near.
Good news for the movie though :
|THIS PHOTO : if only for the all out fan griling of Meryl hugging Stephen|
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Our debate Saturday night was whether to expose the Spencer teenagers ( 17 & 13 ) to FAST TIMES AT RIDGMONT HIGH or ANIMAL HOUSE. We went with the later . Susan had a few mid film reservations but they have to be exposed to high culture at some point.
The funny thing is , I realized later on, that I was exactly Logan's age when I first saw this movie - I know where and when and who I was with ( a date - with a girl - and a double date at that ! ) Pretty sure it did not have the same effect on them that it did on me
Boxing Day, Winder Ga : Still fighting my cold and my Mother had come down with something similar - Neil and Koda the only healthy two in the house. Lots of left overs but this day called for some of my magic chicken soup - exactly what the doctor and every Jewish mother on the planet called for. I am on my way to the store to get a chicken, load of ginger and garlic, some chilies - everything we needed when my mother told me that she " had a fantastic chicken soup recipe and had every thing there, no need to go out to the store " . OK.
I forgot to write down or take a photo of the recipe, so this is from memory, I will get the real thing and pass on to you later.
Take 2 boneless chicken skinless chicken breasts and boil in some water with a few stalks of celery - cook well, then just turn off and let sit for a good long while, then take chicken out, shred with forks and strain liquid.
- In cooking pot, sweat in a little oil one med onion and one largish carrot chopped
- 2 quarts chicken broth ( I just used the strained cooking liquid, nothing else )
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 box instant wild rice mix ( remove the season packet, you don't need that , cook as directed, just leave out spices )
- 2t salt
- 2T ground sage
- 1 T curry powder
- 4 oz velveeta cheese
- 2 cups half and half
Just add everything to the veggies and heat through. No, it was not the healthy brew that I tend to make but it was VERY good and I do think it made me feel better!
I was just caught up in the whole day ( plus still not feeling great aka : sober ) and just did not take a bunch of pics. It is sort of a whiz bang night - there is the calm of just Kyle, Neil and Freta then BOOM! The house fills up all at once with the 5 under 5 and all the parents and grands that come with them. You have to work just to make sure that you talk to everyone.
We started off the day over at my brothers house and his grand kiddies opening presents
( Young girls REALLY like Frozen....)
Koda was very happy to be there
Neil and Hawkins had some snuggle time
Getting ready for our photo.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Number 1, this stuff is just adult sunny D - not even close to orange juice, and I have drank like a gallon of it the last couple of days. It's Christmas, we are in Atlanta - and therefor I AM SICK. Panic over the flu bug which is just rampant down here led me to the shot before I came down and BOOM - got a major nasty drippy achy painy regular old cold, bah - humbug to the cold!
Started feeling a little off driving down, then real bad yesterday, slept , fitfully, almost all day long, then today came on to Winder a day early, just to relive Susan of a giant hulking phlegm machine rolling around in her guest bedroom. Also did not want her mother who is visiting to catch what could have been something worse .
I just really look forward to my Christmas Eve traditions all year - A pimento cheese burger at Georges, Midnight mass with Chip and Rick and then the Waffle House there in Brookhaven - did nothing today other than be sick and drive to Winder.
The upside is I really am feeling a little better, guess I needed all that sleep, so hopefully by the time we are back in Atlanta I will be close to my old self again.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
It's that time of the year : the k+b from the ATL !
Saturday, December 20, 2014
AND WE WERE THE BAND!
( I was a roadie )
A bunch of doctors - I think these were brain doctors , but I never was clear - I always thought it was David's lady doctor pals, but that was last night. It is a massive party at the Genesee Vally Club all fancy and proper , and " we " are the Carolers!
There is a Santa as well as clowns and magicians and crafts for the kids, There were 2 photographers - you got your photo instantly , A DJ and dance floor, 5 or 6 fully open bars, really good food, and a massive dessert bar - it is a nice party. We have been before.
Then the carving stations
The cake and cookie part of the dessert bar
Full Bar with like top shelf bottles..
My first go round
Neil was eating
Dahn, David and Alan
There are lots and lots of people, its a great big building and this party has the entire place. There is another whole food line and a few bars upstairs, along with private dining rooms.
Singing for our supper.
no idea , it was just to show the walls and stairs
the fully loaded , many many toppings ice cream bar
IN a solid chunk of ice!
a sad and lonely Santa
This blond was wearing a tiara ! There were some very questionable fashion choices here tonight. Go up a size ladies - sausage dress does not make you look thinner. And really all over the place, from simple day dress or pants with christmas sweaters to this lady in an evening gown and tiara.
got simi busted taking a pic of a guy that I thought was really cute
Even the men's rooms are really nice. Neil loved him some barbicide soaked combs.