January 5th, 2004


Back to the salt mines.

I think next year, I'm simply going to take the full two weeks off for Christmas and New Years. :)

Back at the salt mines today, but hopefully *crosses fingers and toes* tomorrow is a snow day.

It was a wonderful weekend though.

Saturday, I went lap swimming for the first time in a long, long, long, long time, starting on the work-out path to the Seafair Triathalon in July. I've started the running, started the swimming, and when it's a little warmer will start the bike riding. I am going to do it!

Luckily, I have a good task-master-mentor-friend who will nag me and help me train.

Saturday afternoon was spent in mad preparation for the Epiphany party--watching the weather, and hoping that it wouldn't keep everyone from coming.

It didn't--we had a houseful of people from 6:30 to almost midnight--much food and wine was consumed, many interesting conversations and much fun had by all.

Sunday, we took down the Christmas tree and got everything back into storage, and I hauled my aching legs over to snorklet's for a massage. Akira helped.

Today, I'm hoping (still) for snow. So far, we haven't had any accumulation. But it's in the 20s today, with a warm, wet front coming in. They're forecasting up to a foot of snow. I'm hoping tomorrow is a snow day.

Back to work. Happy New Year!
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Curried Nut Recipe

Several people have asked for this. It's originally from Real Simple, last year. The original recipe is made with only pecans. I use whatever nuts I have around.

Curried Nuts

5 cups nuts (pecans, walnuts, filberts were what I had)
1 egg white
1 tsp water
3/4 C sugar
2 Tablespoons Curry Powder

Heat oven to 250. Toast nuts for approximately 10 minutes (until they start to smell good!)

Meanwhile, beat egg white and water until frothy. Add toasted nuts, sprinkle with sugar and curry powder, mix well.

Place in single layer on lightly greased (I used cooking spray) pan. Bake at 250 for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Take the Poll.

From my friend Michelle's e-mail:

email from my friend Chris. Who doesn't mince words:

House Republicans, ever focused on the most pressing issues facing Americans, have chosen to spend time removing Franklin Delano Roosevelt's image from the dime. They would like to replace FDR (in case you forgot, the man dragged the U.S. out of the depths of the Depression, defeated the forced of Facism and Imperialism, and lifted retired Americans out of poverty by creating Social
Security) with Ronald W. Reagan (who cut taxes for really wealthy and nearly bankrupted our country ... hmm, sounds familiar)
USA Today is running a poll running to determine whether Americans want to keep FDR (who saved the world from Hitler and Tojo) or replace him with the star of "Bedtime for Bonzo." As the poll is in USA Today, we're competing with people who read on a fifth grade level, so please take the time to vote.

Of course, public opinion rarely moves House Republicans (witness impeachment), but winning may provide a symbolic victory for those of us completely out of power.

As for whining about, "well, he has Alzheimer's," hey, my grandmother has the disease - you don't see me wanting to put her on the quarter.

Vote here.