Thursday, December 31, 2015

Out With 2015... Bring In 2016

The clock is ticking and as I wanted to squeeze in one more blog post before the year was over I better get a move on!
It came and it went, one day, one week, and one month at a time with one celebration following another, the year 2015!  As the new year 2016 is around the corner it is impossible to not recall how we all felt when we switched from 1999 to year 2000.  We were holding our collective breaths thinking the world would stop on its axes!

Here we are fifteen years later and so much has happened since then!

Fifteen years ago our life was centered on our store in Oakhurst.  We never sold as many baby chicks, before or after.... "the world was stopping and we would all have to fend for ourselves," was the trending thought.

Now all these years later, with all that has happened in between we find ourselves in Hollister

and have a hard time figuring out why so much money was spent erecting a new court house when it seems to us, the money could have been better spent....

we have of course, nothing to say, unless we become members of the City Planners  :-)

Strolling the city streets you do find some very quaint scenery and the weekend of the 4th of July, let me tell you

this otherwise quiet community is Wild and Hopping!

We gathered here for Christmas again this year, with children young and some a bit older.  The memory of the Xbox recipient forever etched in our minds.
Missing the branch of our family tree who celebrated the holidays in the Philippines.

There were helpers in the kitchen chopping and stirring.  Swedish Sausage or (Potatis Korv) was
made this year in the Future Chefs kitchen.  What a process!  But Oh So Good and most of us were really happy with the effort.

  Tomte Gröt (Rice Porridge) was being prepared by the one Swede who knows exactly how to make a big group of people truly happy!  Thank You!

Now on to year 2016 a year I predict to be GREAT!  The Photographer and I are stitching our lips shut  tomorrow vowing to shed a few pounds, just as we do every year!  Sadly and predictably those stitches come lose all to soon but who knows... maybe this is THE year.

But FIRST :-) into the kitchen and back to the stove and the oven I go, ... there is Spanish Tapas to make, jewels from the ocean to prepare and the Bubbly to chill for this New Years Eve feast!

Happy New Year everyone. The Best Is Yet To Come!