September 2012 was relatively tame and devoted mostly to making pasta. However, I did participate in the Dirty Girl Mud Run with Emily and several of her friends and neighbors. It was indeed muddy. In addition to making you belly crawl through several troughs of muddy water, there were also obstacles and walls to scale. It was seriously fun though. Here is team “what?”:
Other than our travels to North Carolina and Portland, which I’ve already covered, there were the following regular events:
Seeing Seth at the store
Watching the sunset on evening dog walks
Playing at the City Park playground on sunny mornings with Emily and Archer
And a tour of the Stranahan’s facility with Seth and Lisa
This is the month of my birthday and Thanksgiving but I have no photos from either. Suffice it to say that both were joyous – seriously. Our Thanksgiving open house didn’t quite turn out the way we thought but we did end up with seven people for dinner.
I did do some knitting though. I knitted this hat for Seth:
There was more sunset watching.
One of my birthday gifts was Angel’s Envy bourbon! We already had a bottle of Stranahan’s and Bulleit. So we had a tasting! Although I do loooove the Stranahan’s, the Angel’s Envy is very good. It’s aged in port wine barrels and it has a delicate flavor for a bourbon.
We used the Thanksgiving left overs to make mini pot pies! Seth had the brilliant idea to make a rosemary dough for the mixture of turkey, carrots, potatoes, and mushroom gravy. The were delicious!!
So far December has been full of cookie making and holiday shopping. Otherwise, holiday parties and more knitting. In fact, I taught an eight-person class and it was quite a lot of fun.
Here is a sample of the cookies; these are cinnamon-ginger cookies:
This is a view of shopping at the Fancy Tiger handmade market:
Here is my finished neck warmer:
So that was 2012. That is all.