Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Cheesy New Year

Front side of the Inger Ski Gloves that will match my ski hat. I'm not going to let the fact that I don't ski stop me from finishing these. Though rather plain at the moment, these gloves will be embellished with French knots and cross stitch embroidery.

We knew getting into a restaurant after my husband was done working last night would be nearly impossible, so while he was working, I cleaned the house, went to the market and prepared a romantic dinner for two. We had a traditional cheese fondue and a salad prepared with blood oranges, honey sweetened pecans and Maytag blue cheese. Keeping with my cheesy theme, dessert was a store bought, but completely delicious cheesecake. Between the two of us, we polished off a bottle of bubbly while watching Moonstruck. This is a movie that never fails to make me laugh--even after watching it for the 20th time.

It was a perfect ending to the year.

Palm side of the Inger Ski Gloves. That's the thumb gusset for the left hand growing between the two green markers.

Today he's back at work and I work tonight from 8 PM until 8 AM. I'm hoping for a repeat of the last holiday I worked when not a single call came through the hospice hot line. In the meantime, I'm knitting and a little later plan to spin some yarn while I watch some football. With the exception of having to work tonight, I can't think of a better way to spend my day or launch my new year.

Well...Maybe one more piece of cheesecake will make it that much better.


The Bug said...

That sounds like a lovely time. We went out for lunch & weren't much interested in dinner - I had soup & Dr. M ate hotdogs :)

We're just chilling today. I need to start some laundry, but I'm less than motivated. We'll see!

Hope work is easy tonight.

sapphireblue said...

We were all out cold by 9pm. I think I heard someone light firecrackers. I am working today.

Rose said...

Sounds perfect! Glad you enjoyed a nice evening and good luck on duty tonight too. Love the mittens, so festive. I was asleep by 10 p.m., my usual new year's eve tradition :)

Sandy said...

A happy new year to you too, enjoy the cheese and hopefully your time off!

Stephanie V said...

Sounds perfect. And perfectly peaceful. I hope that your shift is quiet.

laurie said...

if no call comes in, do you get to stay home while you wait? that *would* be perfect.

debra said...

Happy New year, rudee. Wishing you a peaceful evening, and lots of love.

Joanna said...

I see you found the blood oranges. It sounds like a lovely evening, especially with Moonstruck, one of my faves. We went to a fun old foggey party that celebrated New Years on New Orleans time--10:00 pm here. It was perfect. None of that tedious waiting around for midnight which comes far too long after my bedtime. Hope your shift is quiet.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wonderful dinner and great idea to stay in! have the happiest and healthiest of new years honey!

smiles, bee

SkippyMom said...

"SNAP OUT OF IT!" ::slap:: cracks me up every time. I love that movie!

Now would you stop with the intricate patterns in your knitting. You are making me drool like I do when I read food blogs.

Enough is enough!


[We had fondue too! Chocolate too along with the cheese, but our salad wasn't as beautiful as yours.]

distracted by shiny objects said...

Who are you kidding??! If you went out you'd have to leave Leo. Ain't no party without him :>)