Tuesday, December 30, 2014


"I'll find time to compose a post tomorrow" has stretched out into two weeks of tomorrows and no new posts so I think it's time to admit I'm taking a break over the holidays. I'm also going to take this time to give some though to where I want to go with this blog. One change I have decided on is to start using my husband's and son's real names. 

We're having a lovely time. Sam (the Sprog) is on winter break and we've taken advantage of the time to do an assortment of projects in the kitchen. He's becoming quite adept at making caramel. Here's his latest creation which we've dubbed "All wheel drive caramel."  (Because it's like rocky road.)  It has mini marshmallows and pecans in it and a layer of chocolate one top.  It's a bit sticky but very yummy! 

We're currently in California with Steve's (Hubby) family celebrating a late Christmas overlapped with New Years.  The drive down yesterday was nicely uneventful and we're settling in nicely with his parents, brother, and sister-in-law.  The third brother and his fiancĂ© arrive later today. That will make nine of us in a house with two bathrooms. I'm thinking a sign-up sheet might be necessary! 

Angus thought he was coming too. 

I intend to enjoy the next few days lazing around, reading, knitting, socializing, and generally slacking off.  Have a lovely New Year and I'll "see" you all in 2015!  


  1. Happy New Year to you, Steve and Sam. Poor little Angus, he looks most dejected. xxx

  2. Of course Angus thought he was coming with you!! If I get a case out just to put things away in it, as if by magic, there's Rene, more than likely sitting in it!
    That dish of sweet treats looks delish...yummy!
    Have a great 2015!

  3. It sounds like a fun New Years coming up! Best wishes to you and your family, see you next year! xxx

  4. Hello Sam and Steve! and oh my goodness, look at poor Angus' face! cats are so expressive - I hope you have had a wonderful break and I wish you all the best for 2015, see you next year too! x x x