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January 2, 2004

A Perfect Lunch

There's no denying that sometimes the simplest of pleasures can make a day and today's lunch was exactly that. Thanks to the recipe supplied by ex-Jamba Juicer Mike, I made a Protein Berry Pizzazz with Femme Boost. That means I drank my all-time favorite smoothie, made with soy milk, blueberries, strawberries and a banana, boosted with extra soy protein. Along with it I had the last slice of Grandma H's Acadian Bread (at least I think that's the name, I know it starts with A and it's not Anadama). The bread is full of apricots, cranberries and nuts, and stays wonderfully moist wrapped in a little tin foil. I think Grandma's recipe makes nine loaves that she parcels out for holiday gifts, but I'd like the recipe for just a single loaf. I don't want to have to wait till Christmas again for a perfect lunch.

January 8, 2004

For Today

From Bob and Trudy, the perfect sentiment...

"Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments." --Rose Kennedy

January 14, 2004

Mad River Redux

Today I'm back on the slopes, in my imagination at least. With the temperature at zero degrees, I replaced my city gloves with down ski gloves and Peter added his old blue ski hat with the pompon, becoming easily recognizable by the likes of Todd, Holly, Kristen, Andrea and Little David. When I tried to start the Jeep, the starter cranked and cranked before finally and thankfully turning over. But the clincher memory came right after I dropped Peter off. As I reached the Charlestown Bridge on my way back home, WXRV started playing 'Here Comes the Sun'. That's when I was heading across the Battleground covered bridge, up the mountain to the baselodge. Forgive me if I seem a bit far away today. I'll be in the Glades.

January 17, 2004

How Cold Was It?

frosty smoke rose off the water nothing bothered the swan

Records were broken, frosty smoke rose off the water and ice froze in the harbor. After I took these pictures, I couldn't feel my pinky fingers. Nothing bothered the swan though.

Go Pats!

go pats sign in downtown window

Could the Colts possibly have a more creative sign? I doubt it.

January 23, 2004

Inanimate or Not?

Again this morning, my Caffe Froth made unusually thick and creamy foam for my latte, the kind I remember from the early days of California lattes, and I think I know why. Ever since I ordered a brand new frother, I've been getting this fabulous foam.

It had seemed like the right time for a replacement. Last summer the bottom piece broke off completely and more recently the mesh basket permanently bent at an odd angle. I thought it just wasn't up to the job anymore.

Now it's like the fabulous froth is saying, You doubted me? Just because I'm a little old and battered? Let me show you what experience can produce.

It's a bit of a dilemma and I'm not sure what to do when the replacement arrives. I'm not reading too much into this am I?

January 30, 2004

Come on Down

The Central Artery is going down. It's quite an amazing thing to watch and we have the prime seats, driving back and forth every day to Government Center and Peter's office. The giant Testa concrete eaters are chomping away. More than just machines to me, I see them as super-sized praying mantises, devouring their defenseless victims. Waiting in traffic has never been more exciting.

pair of Testa concrete eaters flock of Testa concrete eaters

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