On tonight's menu: stuffed pork chops and roasted vegetables
Dad's plate...salad with Italian dressing, stuffed pork chop, broccoli and cheddar rice, roasted tomatoes, onions and carrots with a biscuit. The kids had fried pork chops, but I forgot to take a photo.
Roscoe, Ruby and Roxie. Sally was off at the breeders. It didn't go so well as she was very uncooperative. We're supposed to be trying again tomorrow.
Last night's sun set. I totally missed it all tonight while fixing dinner.
11:47pm and -19.7. Yuck. It's about -35 in town. It was -40 at Gold Hill when we stopped to get Popsicles for the little ones on our way home from basketball. Don't Alaskans eat more ice cream per person per capita than any other state? I think so.
First we picked up Forrest, then we picked up Scooter and then we drove out to North Pole Elementary for a basketball game. Then we did it in reverse. Nothing like a 50-some mile outing at 40 below! The boys these days really like to express themselves. They think this is "cool". Really? Red shirt, blue shorts, yellow socks and purple wrist band. I think I can hear the whispers of the other parents! LOL (He did score 11 points and they did win 47-21 so I guess it's okay).
I borrowed Nick's new video camera and took some really crappy video. Then I converted it to a format I could edit and uploaded it here. This is just a 5-second clip on Elijah scoring. No need to bore you with anything longer! :) We got Nick the Sanyo Xacti for Christmas. It's a waterproof (to 5ft.) HD recorder. Light to hold and decent footage, but awkward to zoom in and out for my old hands. It's a "one-handed" camera, and my old body needs to use both arms (I was really shaky). I think it will be awesome for him.
I've got my nights and days all messed up from Christmas Break. So do the little ones. It's now 12:33 am and both Olivia and Nick are up with me. (Nick doesn't go to school tomorrow; just online courses which he can do on his own schedule). Last night I watched a movie until 2:30am, woke up at 6:00am, got Elijah off to school, stoked the fire, read the paper and then dozed by the heat from 7:00-9:00am. What kind of odd schedule is tonight/tomorrow going to bring?