Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It was time.

Woohoooo! This is better than moving the furniture! At least when I walk through the blog I don't smash my toes on the table I forgot was there. Even though I don't actually see my own blog very often, every once in a while I feel the need to change things up, know what I mean? And since it's so cold and rainy and dreary here in Virginia, I thought I'd cheer myself up with a photo of my favorite place on earth, Destin. And maybe this will help me get back on a daily-posting roll.

This afternoon I was writing a post and tried to upload some photos, only to be told I had reached my limit. Who knew there even was such a thing? So I bought enough storage space to last me at least a year and then starting moving things around and this is what happens. Once I start I just can't stop.

All the kids have gone back to school except Man-boy, who left for the day to go with a friend down to Lynchburg to see Abbie and some other friends, so Ben and I took advantage of the opportunity to go out for dinner. I've had a hankering for a big piece of BEEF, so that's what I ate. A filet with hollandaise and a big sweet potato, and it was pure heaven! It makes me wish I could cook a decent steak at home but I've never been able to, so I don't even bother trying anymore. When I want steak, we go out. If you have any great steak-cooking suggestions, feel free to share them. I need help.

So now that I have all this storage space, here are a few shots I took of the icy outdoors today. I'm still having trouble getting the focus right, but I have figured out how to switch from 18 focus points to one, so I'm thinking that's a little progress. I also think it has something to do with my diopter, but I haven't quite figured that all out yet.

This one would have been better with a smaller aperture/less blur.

Mr. Grill is looking forward to spring. Doesn't he look miserable?

The arm of my Adirondack chair. Someday soon I'll be sitting in it soaking up the sun.

Until then I'll sit by the fire.

Be thankful ~



Connie said...

Ahh, a gas grill. That is why you can't cook a good steak. You need a charcoal grill and some hickory chunks. Season the steak with garlic powder, onion powder and season salt on both sides, throw it on the grill and let it cook and smoke. Oh my goodness, my husband can cook a steak! I rarely order steak out because it never compares to his!

Heidi said...

Love the new look! Beautiful.

NaomiG said...

I NEVER order steak in a restaurant because my husband's is so fabulous I hate wasting money on something that he can do better than a restaurant. I second Connie on the Charcoal (hardwood) with hickory smoke. That is how we have steaks on weekends. Otherwise I just heat up my cast iron till it is screaming hot give it a bit of oil and butter and set the cast iron in to sear for about 2-3 minutes each side... depending on how rare you like your steak you could do it more or less. I like it to moo. Salt and pepper and a steak knife, and I'm unspeakably happy for days.

Your blog looks great!! I love it!