Saturday, December 25, 2010

Coastal Christmas

Despite a chilly norther that's blown in, it's pretty good here. We opened our presents this morning. I'm happy to report that I got a new veg peeler and can opener, juniper berries, cardamom, and black mustard seeds, plus a splendid pepper grinder from my best foodie buddy. Oh, and a new toothbrush. At this point, we like utilitarian or consumable for our presents. We're gonna have prime rib and a good bottle of Chilean red in a bit. Good friend's coming across the street to join us.
My mother was born a hundred years ago today in a dugout on a homestead claim in Cuervo, Guadalupe County, New Mexico Territory. She saw a lot of change in her lifetime, from riding in a stagecoach to watching men walk on the moon.
The mobile with the flamingos lives a couple blocks down the street from us. The inhabitants pay attention to their place; herself calls it The Martha Stewart Trailer.
I hope everyone else had as good a Christmas Day as the one we've enjoyed. We actually have some tomatoes getting ripe in the back yard. Paradise!



Pilot said...
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Pilot said...

The girl squealed in delight at the sight of all those t'maters hanging out by the driveway. Cover 'em tonight! Guess I'll find out over gumbeaux next week, but did Bubba recreate the Crab Trap x-Mas tree at the new place? LJ is adorable in her Elf Hat!

Edith Ann said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet.

Love the pictures, especially the little Elf! How adorable!