i just got around to photographing our favorite seasonal light display . . . i wouldn’t let you down!
next to them we are completely boring
we console ourselves by telling each other that we’re letting them have the limelight, plus, we’re saving energy. we are content to have our house be a reflector of second-hand glow. and, now it turns out we can enter a contest with it.
and we have plenty of sparkle inside.
tonight was our traditional feast of fishes, a large dinner of many courses, each containing fish in one form or another.
we had calamari
smelts of course
and beckie’s favorite, salade of oranges, olives, and anchovy with black pepper
and she’s right; it is SO good—david got the best oranges ever. the ingredients don’t sound very compatible but the combination of salty, sweet, citrus, and pepper is amazing . . especially with the smelts.
beckie and mark joined us, along with their daughter and grandson.
baby’s first internet moment of fame.
he’s actually even cuter than this, but because he insists on being a ham for the camera, all the shots were blurry.
i know you’re all interested somewhat in all the the food information, but i also know what you REALLY want to know . . .
YES. i finished the sweater. i got it done last night (the 23rd) and even washed it. i have to confess i was sweating it when the power went out for three hours last evening . . . . but all was well; i decided to nap while the lights were out and—waddaya know—the lights went back on right about 7 pm, while i was still waking up.
i put the last stitches in around 9pm; it’s been drying all day today and it just needs the buttons added, which i will do tonight.
and it fits. we will have a little modeling session on christmas day, hopefully.
thanks a MILLION to my buddy chris for her inspired contribution of yarn . . it was a complete pleasure to knit with and david loves the color.
and guess what? he did not know about the sweater . . he guessed that he might be getting one based on the fact that i almost always knit him a sweater for christmas, but he was very surprised when it seemed to materialize out of nowhere.
usually, i put it under the tree and wait patiently for him to open it, but i was so concerned it wouldn’t fit, that i had him try it on as soon as it was done.
you know what that means don’t you? i will need another gift by morning . . . .
(baby loved the tree, BTW)