We spent a very quiet Christmas Eve. After a long hike with the dog we drove to Litchfield and stopped for lunch @the Corner. We had a very pleasant and leisurely lunch and Dottie joined us for coffee and dessert. She took our picture. We went home and watched Netflix for the rest of the evening.
It makes me happy to know that after nearly 25 years, Leon and and still enjoy each other's company and can share these simple times together.
|Me and My Sibs - MaryAnn and Mike|
Leon, after having it "repaired" several times at outrageous expense, decided to matters into his own hands. He went out and bought new belts and we went on YouTube to find a repair video - which of course we found. Leon is handy like that anyway, and in a pinch, I can tackle a mechanical repair if needed.
|Leon Being Butch|
|This Is The Worst Machine We've Ever Owned|
|Me, Trying To Be Butch|
Got it all back together and tested it out on yesterday's six-inch snowfall. Leon was happy. Said it has never worked better - even when new or after the many trips to the dealer for repairs and adjustments.
Sorry, no photos of snow-blowing...been there, done that.
Last night we were invited for dinner at Dottie's. Dottie is a friend we met about a year and a half ago at the doggie park. Her dog, Katja and our Benni are in love. Dottie is vegetarian and she wanted to cook us a meal to demonstrate how good it can be.
Dottie has a very nice open concept home which she designed and furnished with her very unique style. She loves stone and granite and contemporary furnishings. She even made her own acrylic dining room table.
|Dottie, Cooking in Her Unique Kitchen|
Here is dinner - or part of it. We also had a nice salad, and tofu and baked apples for desert. Everything was delicious. Note the beautiful stone/granite/marble counter top on the right.
|Tempeh and Vegetables over Angel Hair Pasta|
We had a real nice evening, eating, chatting and being molested by Katja who couldn't understand why Benni didn't come with us.