I get to go home for Christmas!

This is the highlight of the week. I had bought the plane tickets before getting confirmation from work because prices would  have been too expensive, but now I found out I got the time off. Thank goodness. I was a bit worried, but I need to go home. I miss my family, my friends, and my animals. I love our kitten, but I wish I could just bring all of my animals to Seattle.

I get to take care of my silly dog when I get back. He decided it would be a great idea to tear his ACL while leaping off of our deck to chase cats. He’s not the brightest bulb in the bunch, but he’s a dear and kind of adorable. I’d put a picture up, his cast has Christmas trees on it, but I can’t get my stupid phone to send the picture over to my computer.

Other than that it’s been pretty boring around here.  Got some Christmas shopping done. Trey and I bought another weird cheese. The wheel that our piece was cut from was rubbed in espresso beans. So good.

I’m cooking chili tonight for dinner. It’s kind of my specialty. I don’t put beans in it, but it has tons of other stuff. Plus whiskey. I put whiskey in my chili. I am a ranch girl after all.  I may burn chicken if I try to cook it on the stove top, but my chili is great. I put jalapenos and corn (plus the usual culprits) in it and let it simmer until the juices have thickened. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

I can’t forget the corn bread! That always comes with the chili. Corn bread with honey is by bar one of the best comfort foods. Chili is too for that matter. My dad thinks that you need to put jalapenos in the corn bread to make it taste better, but he’s wrong. It is a constant issue of debate in our house.


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