Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cold Feet

Christmas has come and gone for another year.  We don't celebrate the holiday in the traditional consumerist way, but we do love to eat, drink and be merry. 

Christmas eve found us enjoying free enchiladas with the other misfit toys at our local watering hole.  It was Adam's birthday, so we had two reasons to celebrate!  

Christmas day, we enjoyed a delicious, home-cooked Christmas dinner with Ben's Aunt Patty & Uncle Jim and family.  What a treat for us!  Although we acquired an oven a few months ago, we've yet to hook up a propane system so planning and cooking dinner remains a tactical feat with one butane burner and a moody grill that is one punt away from meeting its final resting place in Davy Jones' locker.  It was nice to spend Christmas with good people and good food. 

The Christmas Tree pictured above graces the end of Newport Avenue in our favorite stomping ground, Ocean Beach.  This year's tree has to be my favorite yet. We even had a chance to watch the raising of it a few weeks back!

As often happens in winter, the temperatures have been cool... even here in sunny San Diego. Each morning, we awaken to steamy breath and a thermostat that reads our interior temperature in the low to mid 40's. "You're from New England," you might say. And I reiterate: our interior temperature is in the low to mid 40's. Luckily, the cabin heats up rather quickly once the sun starts blasting through the windows. We are constantly rearranging our neverending To Do list, bumping the propane system up higher and higher on that list with each day that passes.  Before we know it, it will be summer again and the propane will take second place to a new fully-functioning grill with electric igniter. 

Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday! Looking forward to the New Year!

To see how Lola celebrated, check out The Little Salty Dog's Blog.

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