Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog's Day!

For those of you who actually have winter, it looks like Punxsutawney Phil has given you an early spring!  I was explaining to my husband about the significance of this day last night, and I thought, What an odd holiday.

In Kansas and in much of the Midwest, a blizzard has come through, swept through the streets and houses, living it in a Winter Wonderland.  It looks something like this:

This photo was taken two Christmas's ago at my aunt and uncle's house when we got a massive blizzard.  It's days like this that I know I'm living in another country.  I went for a walk this morning in 80-degree weather wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  Here's a view from my side of the country:

Sunny and actually hot.  I still can't believe I live here.  

Ducks are a pretty common sight in our neighborhood, and I spotted this little guy on my walk.  Due to my last encounter with a duck who looked a little too happy to see me, I was a little apprehensive about approaching this one.  But when it comes to getting the good shot, you gotta take one for the team.

On another note, I'm pretty sure I made the best chicken of my life last night.  I wish I had taken a picture of it now... it was monumental.  I mixed some bread crumbs with garlic powder, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper and used that to coat the chicken.  I then mixed up some noodles with sesame, soy and lemongrass.  Although I'm not really supposed to eat pasta or lots of salt, I did have a small portion.  I couldn't resist.  


  1. Sooooo jealous. And I would like you to come fix me some of that chicken, please. :) Thanks.

  2. I do have to say, I miss the snow... a little. :) And I'll get right on preparing that for you, little miss!

  3. Miami weather is certainly pretty awesome! You'll love it Rachel!

    And honey, the chicken was really, really fantastic! I want more! And also, great shot of the duck! Very nice! Very brave!