Monday, January 23, 2012

It's the Year of the Dragon!

Gong Xi Fa Ca!
It is the traditional greeting meaning “wishing you prosperity”

Happy Chinese New Year to all of you!

Have been putting together several dishes
 to enjoy for our Chinese dinner.

Store shelves during trucker strike

Cold shelves in a local store ... trucker strike is having quite an effect.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gas lines during trucker strike

A friend waiting for gas during this week's trucker's strike .... DH and I heard a rumor last night that a gas station (not the station in this picture) we go past most days got a delivery last night and was going to open at 7:00am this morning (he's normally not open on Sundays).  So we were up and on our way by 5:30am to sit outside his station and see if the rumor was true.  Another friend joined us in line ... and a few others that drove by joined the line as well.  It was TRUE!!  At 7am, he opened -- there were only about 5 cars in line at that point .. but everyone started calling to let others know gas was available.   The attendant said he got about 2000 liters of gasoline last night ... DH heard this afternoon that the station we gassed up was empty by 9am.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Another side of Indy ....

Indy doesn't cope well with loud noises ...
there were either thunder or fireworks outside ...
here she is burrowing into DH's side

pop ... fizz ... oh ... ah ...

The fireworks DH bought to welcome in New Year's ...
friends hosted a potluck and several guys brought fireworks to share. 
My favorites are the chrystanum ones.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Making Jalapeno Poppers

DH making jalenpeno poppers to take to a friend's for New Year's potluck and fireworks.