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Snowy Saturday and “Babies”

Posted in Deep Stuff, Fun Stuff with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

It’s just beautiful out.  We recieved a very light dusting of fresh snow on top of the TON of snow already on the ground.  The sun seems to be coming out – finally.  Of course they NWS is predicting another inch of snow tonight and a possible whopper of a storm on Wednesday (could be another foot of snow).  At this rate, the kids will be in school until the 4th of July….  I love winter.  I love snow.  But another foot????  Come on!!  Of course if it turns out to be rain we will have an all out cold, wet mess on our hands.  Lots of rain with two feet of snow on the ground?  Oy.  It is interesting if nothing else.  It reminds me of winters when I was little.  We had a lot of snow then too.  Then it seemed to really die down for a loooooong time.

Larry is off to Frostbiting in the Flying Scots.  There will be five or six boats out today.  What a day they have!!  Cold, crisp, snowy and sunny?  They’ll be in their glory.  Hopefully someone takes some pics.  Maybe I should stop down?  Nah.  I’ll be taking the kids “sledding” this afternoon.  I used quotes because this is the term my children insist I use.  Actually, it is correct.  However, when I was a child, we always called it sleigh riding.  Should be fun no matter what you call it.

The kids and I watched a documentary the other night.  It’s called “Babies” and it was wonderful!  The show follows 4 babies from birth until they begin to walk.  The babies live in San Francisco, Tokyo, Namibia and Mongolia.  It’s absolutely fascinating.  There is no real dialog other than mothers chattering.  There are no questions or answers.  Just wonderful observation.  It’s amazing to watch how differently these children grow up, yet all their learning and emotional milestones are pretty much the same.  There are wonderful moments captured such as one child falling asleep sitting up. His eyes are slowly closing, his head begins to fall back and then?  That instant where he senses he’s falling and quickly wakes up.  The most interesting thing to me was how my children never flinched seeing African women naked and breastfeeding their children but when the (except for a small bottom cloth), but when the white mom in San Francisco was naked in a hot tub with the baby (mind you, they never showed anything at all) my kids gasped and said, “Is she NAKED???”.  I highly recommend this.  It’s interesting, adorable and proves the point that all you need is love.  I’ll end on that note.  Happy weekend.

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And it snowed again! A lot!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Yummy Stuff with tags , , , , on January 27, 2011 by Nutsy Fagan

After yesterday morning’s snow we had a bit of a break.  Then it started sleeting and raining.  I had a BYC scheduling meeting last night.  I brought the kids with me since Larry was working late.  Gracie fell down the front stoop on all the ice.  Poor thing.  She’s got a big welt across her back.  Everything was covered in a sheet of ice.  Larry got home around 10pm and it hadn’t started snowing yet.  We got a phone call at 10:30pm that school would have a two hour delayed start!  Love that.  Kids get to sleep and then I still get time alone once they’ve gone.  at 5:00am we got a call that school would be closed!  Yay!  We woke up to 15 more inches of snow!  There is just a ton of it.  Compare today’s shots to the photo I posted yesterday and you’ll get a good idea of how much more snow there is now.  Holy smokes!

That’s a 4 foot fence.

A LOT of snow!!!

And Gracie and The Finnster.

The Chicken Curry Casserole I made yesterday was delish!  I have enough to freeze for another supper, which is a home run.  I’m making pulled pork today.  I made the Neely’s Barbecue Sauce yesterday.  That will serve as the sauce for the pork.  I learned an important pulled pork lesson this summer – make the pork first (rub it with spices, cook in crock pot with soda – ginger ale or root beer).  Then, DRAIN all liquid.  Pull the pork and THEN add the sauce.  What a difference. The rub:

Dry Rub:

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons coarse salt

Cook in crock pot for 6-8 hours on low with 12 oz. of root beer.  Drain completely, pull the pork and then add barbecue sauce.  I like Sweet Baby Ray’s from a bottle and today I’ll be adding homemade Neely’s Barbecue Sauce. Should be Yo-may!!!!!

Kids are happy to play and just be home.  I’m going to do the laundry and some cleaning before heading outside to finish shoveling and have some fun.  Oh, and we didn’t see Idol last night so I’ll be watching that on the DVR while folding laundry.  Poor Larry is on his way to North Carolina…..actually he is probably still in the limo.  It came at 8:30 and his flight is at 11:50….so we’ll see.  Sucks.  He won’t get home until 10:00-11:00 and then he’s got to go right back to work tomorrow.  Not fun.  Then, to top it off, I’m pretty sure Frostbiting will be cancelled again this weekend.  I think the Bay, BYC basin and canals are pretty frozen.  I’m happy to have him home, but he’ll miss being out there.  I’m pretty sure The Boys will find something that “needs to be done down at the JYC”…..something that involves beer.  The JYC is a small structure that used to serve as the main Clubhouse back in the early days.  It’s a pleasant little place and if the sun is shining, it gets nice and warm on a winters day.  Now it is the Junior Yacht Club and it serves as our Sailing Center.  Anyhoo, time to put up the pork.  Have a nice day.  Enjoy the snow if you got it!!!