New Years Eve we spent across the road at the Kendall’s rig. It was our turn but our Star Choice satellite didn’t have the right selection of Bowl Games so we moved. It was important that we get the “Nobody Knows YOUR In It But Your MAMA” Bowl. There seems to be a bowl for every team that plays college football and it plays pretty near 24 hours a day at this time of year. But along with that football we managed to sneak in a little eating too. Here is Rod’s plate, a balanced diet if I ever saw one.
From the ten o’clock position in a clockwise direction that is Pineapple, Strawberry, Broccoli, and Cauliflower and of course each and every morsel is covered in Chocolate. Like Rod says “well I like broccoli, and I like chocolate so why wouldn’t I like them together”, and I am sure your cardio guy will be glad to see that vegetables form such an important part of your diet Rod. Here are the Kendall’s and the Meacham’s settled in for an evening of good fellowship, eating and a little football.
And the picture below is the ladies in our lives.
Last night after we got home we popped onto Skype and got a phone call from our son Paul and our grandson Lucas, with Mom in the background. Not sure where Annika was but she was probably in bed already or maybe out partying somewhere. Then this morning we got a call from our daughter Rebecca and her husband Ved, to wish us a Happy New Year. It will be a great one I am thinking.
And not long after we heard from My Dad and brother Brent celebrating New Years Day at their cabin on Lac des Arcs.
We are sure enjoying this Skype thing as it is great to see the folks we have left behind on our quest for warmer winters. And speaking with them and seeing them sure helps with the homesickness. Now hearing about the –20 degree weather does a lot for that also….lol. Sorry Paul and Luc I hadn’t figured out this snapshot thing when we were talking, as for you guys John and Gina you missed the publishing deadline I guess….lol.
Now I don’t want you to get the idea that all we do is eat around here. We actually do other things that are equally as entertaining, we shop for food (Costco and Sam’s on free sample days being perennial favourites), we swap recipes, and we talk about great food we have eaten in the past as well as things we anticipate eating in the future. As well Meg and I have a daily walking routine that takes us on a tour of the neighbourhood each morning and cover approximately 4 and 1/2 miles. We see a lot of birds on that walk and the other day we even ran into a bunch of wild hogs along the way. Which reminds me that tonight we are heading over to the Meacham’s for a feed of Ham, Black-eyed Peas, Collard Greens, Cornbread, Brenda’s own Cheesy Potatoes, as well as one of Jim’s special desserts, Georgia Peach Cake, a dish I am sure Uncle Bubba in Savannah would like to call his own. Deb and Rod’s son John and his wife Erica joined us for todays feast.
Even Jasmine and Mr. Bo Jangles got in the act tonight
Tomorrow we will pull in the slides and lift the jacks and head out into the West Texas wilderness on our way over to see Mickey in Queen Creek, Arizona. Our friends here in San Antonio have decided to send a couple of Canadian scouts ahead to judge the temperature difference from here to Arizona and send back a report and the all clear when the cool weather leaves AZ.