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Showing posts from December, 2007

Busy Busy Week

My gosh there are so many things to do this week.

I have been trying to deliver Christmas baskets in addition to preparing to fly home for the holidays.

I can't wait to get home, but I am REALLY dreading the whole airport deal. Last Christmas the Denver airport was a complete mess- I'm hoping history does not repeat itself. I've never flown during the holiday rush before. I hope I don't regret it. But until we come up with another method of travel, this is how it has to be.

The other challenge we face this week is eating everything that might rot while we are gone. This has created some unconventional dinners this week. Maybe this will teach me a lesson about leftover planning and refrigerator packing- but I doubt it.

Well deserved at the end of a long week...

IMG_0673, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. Dev and I met Tonya and Shane for dinner tonight at the Pizza Den. It's been a pretty long week and we were ready for some R&R.
Dev took his last exam this morning, so he is a free man (at least until next semester).
It's hard to believe in one week we will be leaving for GA. We will have to dig out our summer clothes before we leave- considering the fact that the low here tonight will be -10, and the highs in Savannah have been in the mid 80's............

Harleez Steakhouse- A Review

Everyone I know in Alamosa has been excited about the prospect of a new restaurant opening here. Especially because this restaurant was not strictly Mexican cuisine. Everyone waited while the old Valley Courier building began the slow tranformation from a newspaper office to a dining establishment.
The day finally arrived, and Harleez Steakhouse has opened for business.
Let me take this opportunity to say that the steakhouse scene in this town is bleak. I mean bleak. I suppose the steaks are ok at the two other steakhouses- but the side items are dismal at best. I'm talking canned corn here. And don't even get me started on the decor. Ancient, torn up carpeting, dark shadowy corners and early 70's formica abound.
Given the state of things, I couldn't wait for the new place to open. I didn't have lofty expectations. I just wanted it to be better than what we already had. I wasn't expecting Ruth Chris or The Famous.
I guess I should also say that the place has been…

Sunset on 12th Street

IMG_0656, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. Today was a relatively calm day. No crisis, no problems. Dev cooked ribs for dinner.
Right now I'm making pancakes for breakfast in the morning. I am not a morning person, so all I can manage is nuking them when I get up at 6am. At least they are home-made.....

Playing in the Snow

IMG_0653, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. This is how we spent the last part of our snow day. Check out the flickr page for some more shots of our afternoon walk.

What I Have Done So Far on my Snow Day

I made soup, of course!! And I've been playing with my camera. Dev is at school, taking his Colorado history exam. When he gets home we are going outside to play in the snow!!! Maybe I'll have some fun pics to post this evening.....


IMG_0624, originally uploaded by All Things Mimi. My first ever official snow day with the Alamosa School District.....I will check back in later with my list of exploits for the day!

The Christmas Season continues....

Here is a pic of Dev with his boy scout troup. Last night was the boy scout Christmas party/awards ceremony. A grand time was had by all. Sitting with his troup reminded me of my days teaching middle school. It always amazed me when I taught, how the boys were constant sources of jokes- none of which made any sense, but that did not matter. The punchlines were always greeted with gales of laughter from the comedian's peers. Last night we heard several jokes about skeletons- skeletons walking into bars, skeletons knocking on doors, skeletons ordering ribs in restaurants, etc. We had to laugh, if only because of the energetic set up and delivery. Anyway- it was a lovely party and I'm glad I got to be part of it.