I made a few changes to my blog ~ nothing overly noticeable ... just some snow in the background.
I also deleted my cooking blog. I have a hard enough time keeping up with one blog, and the jpd warrior website... and I just wasn't accomplishing on the cooking site what I was hoping to do. So ... for now ... until I can find the time I've shut it down. So... when the cooking urge hits me and I want to share the recipe I'll go back to doing it on here.
We had a wonderful evening last night celebrating my Dear Hubby's birthday. Our children and the grandloves were all here for supper. After supper we watched Survivor ~ are you a fan? I love that show and have fun guessing who's the next to go. I was surprised Jane lasted as long as she did. Maybe now she'll be able to go home and get something to eat ... that gal needs to put some meat on her bones.
Tonight is our night out of fine dining ~ going to The Pine's restaurant with our friends for some German cuisine. I know I mentioned this before; but I'm just so excited to go. We have known the proprietors of The Pine's since high school (but we didn't attend the same school) ~ so it's always fun to meet up with them. They are straight out of Germany ~ so when I say the food is the real thing ... it's the REAL thing. Erinka taught Erv and Margie well how to prepare the weiner schnitzel, fried dumplings, spatzel, roladen etc... and they make a sauerbraten and red cabbage that out of this world! Last year, after all these years of asking ... I FINALLY got the secret on the red cabbage preparation.
I always told Dear Hubby that some day I would love to visit Germany and Austria. Especially Austria ~ to go and see Obernberger Lake. My maiden name is Obernberger. When my brother visited Austria he said when they found out he was an Obernberger he was treated like royalty. Now I don't know of any relatives that are per say Royals; but there sure is a pretty lake over there with my name on it and I really want to see it in person.
Another trip that I would like to make would be to Donner's Lake (because that's my married name now) in northern California on the eastern slopes of Sierra Nevada.
Some day ... It doesn't hurt to dream.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.