Daily Archives: February 14, 2010

Happy New Year! It’s time to build an igloo.

My friend ~P~ hosted a Chinese New Year party last night.

~P~, her father, and the feast!

Year of the Tiger

She and her father made all this delicious food and shared it with a houseful of friends and family. I was blessed to be among the guests.  ~P~ and her niece made 200 dumplings completely from scratch (I would have cheated and used store-bought wrappers, but ~P~ is an excellent cook). EVERYTHING was incredibly delicious!  Normally I would have stayed late to drink sake tea, but the teens had a youth coffeehouse over at the church, so we had to leave before the festivities were far from over.

SuperDad builds an igloo

click to enlarge photo -- tools of the trade are showcased!

SuperDad and SnakeMaster were a bit late to the party because they were working on the igloo. SD told me that while New Year comes but once a year, he’s never before had enough snow to build an igloo.

Does anyone doubt our snowfall?

A friend of mine took this screen-shot picture off a co-worker’s computer (thanks to the magic of facebook, I can share it with you):

We live under that bubble.

And HEY!! We could get another 4-8 inches tomorrow night… because what’s another half-foot of snow when you’ve already had 3.5 feet of the stuff in the past 10 days?  The kids have only been to school 2 days this month, and Tuesday is beginning to look “iffy.”

But enough about snow…

My husband performed at last night’s coffeehouse by singing Marty Robbins’ song “El Paso” and having 4 volunteers act it out while he sang. None of the “actors” had ever heard the song before, so it was pretty funny. I’m not sure that the guy who actually runs the coffeehouse cared for it, but at least some of the audience thought it was hysterical.  I’m still kicking myself for forgetting my camera because I would have definitely put that video up on youtube.

So how was your weekend? 🙂

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