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Do not get me wrong, I am happy for spring, but wow 2014 is moving by fast. Last week did not start off the best, with the hubby stabbing his hand with the boning knife. One trip to the ER and two stitches later, he is fine, just a bit inconvenienced.

The rest of the week was much less eventful. It was another good gym week, plus we went to an evening yoga practice at the new studio. It ended up just being the two of us, so was a bit more intense; yay headstand, tripod headstand, and side crows...The plan is to keep it up this month and then try a Yin yoga class next month.

It was also our week to travel to the permanent home, so that was both a little stressful and a little nice. It is colder there, so not as much yard work, but the weeds were still bursting through. We did manage to watch all of the dvr'd "Episodes." It was pretty funny, but I think I like it more a couple of shows at a time, rather than 9 in two days. We have "Game of Thrones" recorded for tonight...

I also bought some short ribs and sirloin tip to grind hamburgers and made potato buns, so we had cheeseburgers and roasted sweet potato fries for dinner Saturday night. They were pretty yummy.

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We must have picked up a nail on the drive back yesterday, because I woke to a flat this morning. It is all patched now, so hopefully will last until it is time for new tires. This week will hopefully, be fairly quiet now. I will need to make bread again and am going to give DIY vanilla extract a try.
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When last we left our heroine (me,) I was recovering from a cold, but ready to get back to life; famous last words. I posted on Monday and an ice storm hit Tuesday night with a second round Wednesday day/night. We were prepared to be inside for a few days with movies and recipes to make. I was productive on Wednesday; taking pictures, finishing my mustard and making bread:
Ice Storm 2014


Whole-grain MustardWhole-grain MustardWhole-grain Mustard


French Baguettes


The fun ended Wednesday night when the power went out. We were in bed anyway, so just contacted the electric company and went to sleep. We awoke Thursday to no power, 50 degrees in the house and two of the neighbor's trees having fallen in our driveway; blocking the cars in. We spent the next several hours, sans coffee, trying to clear the driveway. I helped, but did not have proper gloves and boots, so ended up intermittently huddling for warmth under the covers. Once we were able to get out, we went to Starbucks. After half an hour of waiting; we finally had caffeine. Then it was off to Home Depot, but sadly no propane/kerosene heaters were to be had, so at 5PM, we packed up the car, called the neighbors at our permanent home (to check road conditions) and set off for electricity and heat. We certainly consider ourselves lucky to have had another place to get to, some people suffered with no power for close to a week. We came back on Sunday to power, but no cable or internet. That was finally fixed Thursday night (hence the tardy post.) There were a couple of other issues (a stone pillar falling to block the driveway and breaking a water connection at the main, causing a leak and no water for 18 hours,) but overall, we were lucky and people really pulled together and helped their neighbors.

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