January 3, 2011

and in this new decade....

Like most of the rest of the world, we sat with our friends just before the clock struck midnight to ring in the new year, and talked about what a year it had been.

What a year, indeed.

We started it engaged. We bought a house. We painted a wall for the first time in our lives. We planned a wedding. Then we had a wedding. We went to Mexico and swam in the ocean. I stuck with the vegetarian thing (it's been a whole year, can anyone believe it?!). We built a vegetable garden and planted our first seeds. We tried some new things, we had successes and failures. We shared our first holidays together as husband and wife. And in between all those huge things we did, we shared many adventures. There were bicycle rides and jogs and laughter and tears, and so much more.

It was a pretty wonderful year.

So, here comes 2011, and I have to be honest. I just put up the Christmas decorations today and I'm feeling a little empty, as is the living room. We don't have any huge things to check off our to-do list this year; last year was so full of huge life changes, it's hard to imagine what this year may hold. This year I think we want to travel; we want to be more healthy than ever (it's working this time, I promise); we want to learn new skills.

As for food, I want to continue what we've been doing, with a few small changes. We're starting to branch out a little and it's exciting. I hope that since I won't be so distracted, I'll have more to share here.

I'm learning how to cook with a pressure cooker, and soon I'm betting every one of you readers out there will order one. Pretty amazing stuff.

And, in about 60 days, we'll (hopefully) be harvesting the first veggies from our little garden. Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, and turnips await!

So, here's to wishing you the happiest year in 2011.


bushidoka said...

Why stop at just one pressure cooker? I've got a 3 quart, 5 quart, 25 quart and 35 quart :-) The two biggest ones are usually for home canning but I also use them for doing large batches of stock.