January 29, 2012

Cold Cold Cold

My teeeeethththh arrrreeee chaaattereeeerrreerrrrinnnn annnddd iittss nooottt seeemminnnnn tooooo heeellppp nonnnnne.

Ya here in good ol' Nagano the mountains are covered and the floors are as cold as the freezer Sara wants to stick her head in.  The schools aren't much better either.  I never expected them to not have central heating and especially never expected them to open the windows EVERY DAY for cleaning.  I am getting use to it but warning would have been nice. 

So Im sippin on some hot coco thanks to mom and dads Christmas package and watching the Princess and the Frog.  Which brings me back to my days in MS.

Oh I do miss it.

Well here's to the good ol' days... "Cornbread and butterbeans"

January 17, 2012

Hot Hot Hot

It is so hot in my office that my bag of Hershey kisses are melting. Yes, I have a bag of Hershey kisses at my desk. Do not judge. All I can think about is sticking my head in the break room freezer. I hope the air is fixed tomorrow. It is January!

To celebrate a 3 day weekend last night I baked biscotti. Biscotti has become my cookie of choice, and this is a great article on why it is technically cantucci. I wanted something richer with butter and chocolate, so I adapted this recipe and replaced the fruit with chocolate. Amazing with coffee. Amazing hot out of the oven while admiring freshly painted nails. Leave it to the Muppets collection to brighten any rainy and HOT day. Miss Piggy is always hot.

January 2, 2012

A new year!

Abi! It's about time I write something! December of 2011 was super busy. Happy. Kind. Sad. Confusing. Joyous. Heartbreaking. Exciting.

Christmas is always such a busy time and such a blessing. To be able to see friends and family unhurried is lovely. I made and ate way to many of these. Highly recommend you doing the same.

Praise the LORD for unto to us is born a Savior! Happy 2012!

This poem by e.e. cummings is on my heart and will be for a long time...

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)