Non-Traditional

I spent all morning cooking a NM jambalaya for Christmas eve. If we were traditional types we would have posole and tamales, but neither one is our favorite. Beaker is a little more of a traditionalist and had to have a hot tamale on Christmas eve. Lucky for him I bought a package of  3 Alarm Hot Tamales for a stocking stuffer.

We had a grand time writing bad haiku and ROFLing about it this afternoon. I’ve come to the conclusion that haiku doesn’t really work in English. In my quick search for examples of really good haiku in English, I failed to find any.

I installed my new amplified “old guy, super simple” weather station yesterday. The normal weather station on the left is simple, but didn’t quite cut it for easy viewing through the kitchen window. The temp was 11 degrees in this pre-dawn photo.

I got a couple of bouquets of flowers yesterday, which Laurie used to make a very nice arrangement that’s giving me lots of colorful photo ops.

6 thoughts on “Non-Traditional

  1. We had spaghetti this Christmas Eve – first time in years we have not had tamales. We enjoyed the change.
    I think I need one of those new weather stations at my house; good idea.
    I love all the photos tonight!
    Merry Christmas Eve!

  2. I thought Pucks adventures were incredible but the Beaker guy ( that must be the parrot I figured out ) beats it with his bell he is using to get the chief out of the kitchen and order the diner for the day 😉 Would love to see the bell he is using 🙂

    • Beaker has a perch/play area in the kitchen. The bell is on the end of a hanging toy. He reaches over from one of his perches and snaps the string the toy is hanging from to ring the bell. He’s like having a perpetual 3 year old kid.

    • The cats leave the bird alone, because the bird can hold his own pretty well. The cats also know the bird is part of the family. It’s interesting how the cats distinguish between domestic bird, they don’t mess with, and wild birds they hunt.

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