Thursday, January 3, 2008

Oh for the love of god

What's the matter with the weather?!?!? IT'S F/·$%·"@!* FREEZING!! I've had to get my wool coat, turtleneck sweater, scarf and gloves out of storage...

This is like being in the twilight zone.....

There's even a frost watch, and they said in the news to bring your plants inside the house and put sweaters on your pets...

Current temp: 1.9 Celsius .....I'm not kidding.

And to think I got rid of most of my blankets... at least I kept the flannel pajamas!

Yours truly, frezzing in Not-so-sunny-Florida.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cold Front

It has been said that a cold front will be affecting my current geographical location.

I have to get my coat out of the closet and let it ventilate. It hasn't been used in such a long time. But I doubt I will be using it. Here they tend to make a big fuss of weather forecasts... and almost 80% of the time, the opposite happens. So I'm not really expecting too much cold anyways. IT will be nice, for a change.

However, the wind... extremely strong. My desk is right in front AND next to 2 windows... And the wind is fiercely howling. I think I will have to put some music on so I can actually go to sleep and not have to worry about the WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOing that is now constantly roaring next to me. I'm actually somewhat afraid to move the blinds aside and look out the window in the overwhelming darkness of night....

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Christmas wishlist....fulfilled

I think I hadn't been this excited about my Xmas gifts since I believed in Santa Claus... Case in point, I have absolutely no complaints. My new additions are:

A lovely silicone rolling pin, which lets you roll out dough without it sticking to the pin. The cool thing is, you have minimal need of flour to prevent sticking, thus your pastry turns out very tender. I just wish I had gotten it before Xmas so I could've used it for my cookies. Oh well. I'm still happy I got it! If you'd like to get one, you can go here (yes, it's one of my favorite stores in the world) or here.

I've been dying to get a Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer...since I don't know how long. And thankfully, my wish has come true. The cool thing is, it's also has a super slow speed so you don't make a mess with the initial beating, it also has enough power to mix a very thick batter, such as cookie dough! And also, a set of red color-matching melamine mixing bowls, courtesy of Williams-Sonoma. And what can I say, I simply love Kitchen Aid products Some women go crazy about clothes, shoes, handbags. I go crazy about kitchen tools, gadgets, appliances... Have you noticed?

I also got a mini food chopper , which I like for chopping nuts, or hard candy so it doesn't all go flying across the chopping board and counter. The food processor chops too much, so this is pretty good. Also good for an arm workout from all that pushing down.

A pajama set, with T-shirt, pants and shorts, with cute penguins. Very comfy and cozy.

The complete series of My So-Called Life in a DVD box set. I can finally throw away the VHS tapes I recorded... The show takes me back to junior high school, plaid shirts, lumberjack or combat boots, rock concert T-shirts, etc. Teenage angst is deliciously painful-sweet-funny-sad, especially in the nineties.

And to top it all off, I was given a Panini Press from a friend who received one for Xmas, and she gave me the "old" one. Granted, the "old" one is only 1 year old and has been used very few times.

A dear dear friend also sent me a very sexy and very cool blue top, which I hope I can use in a few months, once I lose the holiday weight.

Before I finish this show-off list, I also have to thank J for her gift. Initially, it was a Birthday gift, but it ended up arriving in December instead. I now also have a snowman cake and snowman muffin silicone pan set, a huge Baking handbook binder with all sorts of neat things, and the DVD of one of my favorite movies.

Jess, me hiciste la Navidad antes de que fuera Navidad. THANKS!!

I hope all of you also got what you wanted for Christmas...


Bueno, after sleeping in late (at last), I feel refreshed now. New Year's Eve celebration was quite dull. I've never been a fan of that party. But oh well. I played along with the grapes (which I could not finish eating because I was so full from dinner), the hats, the noisemakers and the hippocritical kiss and hug, mostly with people I'm not really close to. But anyways.

I haven't uploaded the cookie pictures yet. I'm waiting for my computer memory to arrive. I do love this about this country... You can buy ANYTHING by mail, and it actually arrives!! Mexican postal service is so unbelievably BAD. Yesterday I was told by a friend, that he JUST RECEIVED a postcard I sent back in NOVEMBER. Hello?!?!?! The Xmas card I sent him will be arriving by Easter!

Anyways, after my rant about the Crappy postal service over there.., I was trying to convey that I'm awaiting for computer memory for my dear old iBook. I also got an upgrade to the operating system so I can actually use the iPod I got as a gift.

Speaking of which, I must show off my Christmas gifts. I must've been so very good this year...