TRI to keep it WILD - Raising funds for Nature Conservancy of Canada

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pasta Night

What to do with all this free time over Christmas break? Bust out Christmas gifts of yore. The dough only has to go through the rollers 11 times. Please pay no attention to the watermelons we STILL have lying around from this summer. I've just been waiting for the right moment to haul them out to the compost pile. Or maybe they're still edible!?!?!?

When I grow up, I want to have a pull-out cutting board in my kitchen like this one. It's really handy. Do you dig the retro tilework in our kitchen?

Fresh and tasty noodles ready to boil! Only two ingredients! It's fun to make a little mess once in a while. It's worth it.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Finally made it to the end of the semester so now I can enjoy Christmas shopping and hanging out with friends. I do have a few more finals to grade but I think I can knock them off in one day.

We've been drinking various holiday brews at get-togethers with friends and eating cookies, getting fun cards with pictures and lettters, and making lots of trips to the post office. The only thing we're missing is snow, which I hear we'll get plenty of when we get to D.C. on Thursday. Instead we still have to water our plants out on the patio as the drought and warm weather persist. The natives only know icicles of the plastic and electrified variety. The neighbors don't rake snow, but fallen palm fronds from their roofs. California, ha ha ha!

Merry Christmas!

(These pictures are from our Memorial Day 2008 backpacking trip in King's Canyon N.P.)