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Well, and a Happy New Year to you too!

It occurred to me, after looking at the stats for this week, that people apparently have a lot to do during this week. Not complaining of course, but I figured today people are particularly busy. Either you are preparing to host a party, or you are primping to go to one. Or both.

I have primped already. Clean long underwear! I’ve done a bit of cooking for tomorrow. We are having “finger” food tomorrow. A nice dip called spinach, artichoke, chipolte dip is blending in the fridge even as we speak.

I made some blue cheese dressing to alternate with barbecue sauce for some chicken tenders I’ll bread and pop into the oven tomorrow to bake.

The most time consuming is a pizza. I’m making it early and then cutting it into nice small pieces. The chicken and pizza will be arrayed over an aluminum casserole on the wood stove to keep just warm. The dip and its accompanying veggies and crackers on a tray by the windows to stay cool.

The point is to graze. During the day. While watching parades and football and otherwise lazing.

We lost somewhere close to ten inches of snow during yesterday’s thaw. We were scheduled to get up to 48 today with rain, but so far nary a drop and the temp can’t seem to get past 29. That’s disappointing, but the Contrarian has headed out, and apparently has cleared the top of the hill. If we can get through there, usually we can make the rest.

He’s off to get eggs and cat food.

We are heading for a freeze down tonight. I might make it out to Church on Sunday if we don’t get freezing rain. Hopefully we will get out to grocery shop on Monday. All in all, I’m fairly pleased with things.

MauiGirl wrote a post about SAD and how she had been on Realtor.com looking at houses in San Francisco. I tried the site and found a pleasing array of homes in our price range in Las Cruces, NM. It’s a good thing to do when the gloomy days are making you feel decidedly  unhappy with your present location. The site is slow as crap for me, but I do get to see some of the interiors and, like I said, I’m pretty happy with what we can get.

I hope you have a great evening tonight. We are gonna watch a bunch of Marx Brothers movies, I think. We watch the hoopla from bed usually. LOL. We are soooo boring!

Anyway, I’ll be back on Monday. Have a good one as I said, and we’ll get back to reality then. Here’s hoping 2011 is a bit better than 2010 turned out to be.