It's been almost three weeks since we got back from the Tetons. A lot has been going on and the time has been flying. Shortly after returning from the trip, we booked a place for next year. We'll be going with friends and we reserved a nice house in West Yellowstone. Well, at least it looks nice in the photos. The owner was a pleasure to talk to so we're expecting a good experience. Since we'll be in West Yellowstone, the focus of the trip will be Yellowstone NP instead of the Grand Tetons. I only hope that we enjoy the trip as much.
A week after returning, Norine had her first knee replacement surgery. She's doing great and I'm actually enjoying doing things around the house. I'm getting a lot of little projects done, some of which have been haunting me for years. I've even made some progress on the basement. Not a lot, but some. I really want to get the basement in order since basically half our house is down there.
What I'm enjoying most is cooking. I'm trying to get more adventurous and have actually produced a few decent meals. I am not letting Norine's incapacity lead to more carry out. In fact, we've had very little (maybe none) from carryout since she got out of the hospital. I'm progressing from the easy dishes to the more complex. Today I started pork posole. It's two day recipe, but it was smelling so good today, that it was very difficult to resist. Stage one is refrigerating overnight and I will finish it tomorrow. While at the grocery store getting the ingredients, I had to fight two women over the remaining pork roasts. They were on sale for $.99 a pound and going fast. Fortunately I was able to wrestle away the required 6 lbs of roast.
I look forward to the day when Norine is back on her feet. This is a very difficult time for her, but I know she will be glad she did it. I expect 2010 to be a lot more active for both of us.
1 year ago