December 9, 2009 § 9 Comments
I recently picked up this cookbook to give to a friend and I was quite impressed with it. The Pioneer Woman Cooks is written by Ree. She cooks, she blogs and she takes the most amazing photos of life on a real working ranch. She even took all the photos in the cookbook! No stylist and team of photographers for her! I want to be like her when I grow up.
The recipes are just good down-home cooking. And there are step-by-step photos for each task. In between the recipes are the same amazing photos that you find on her blog. It’s really a nice cookbook.
I’m sure you are wondering where I’ve been. Have I given up on blogging? No, not really. But I am still wrestling with the funky color on my computer. I’m trying to learn more about color calibration. It’s a frustrating subject to venture into. There’s hardware, and software, and terminology, and it all takes time to absorb.
And I’m wrestling with the furniture in our computer/family room. We are still in the process of converting computers to wireless and connecting the TV to the Internet. Monday was spent pushing furniture around and cleaning piles. There are still a plethora of piles to clean.
Also, this time of year is bad for taking progress photos. The sun rises around 7:30 and sets around 4:00. That leaves a window from about 10:00 to 2:00 to take photos… if it’s not raining. All of that to say that all those things add up to a less than encouraging environment for blogging. I don’t mean to whine and complain. Just sayin’…
Our annual Christmas decorating is scheduled for this weekend. It’s tradition to decorate on or around December 13th. Last year I did a virtual countdown to Christmas. And I’m sorry to say that I am no further along on the Advent Garland than I was last year. Maybe next year? Ha!
Here’s my favorite photo from last year to help us get into the holiday spirit. We had a whopper of a snowstorm last year, not likely to be repeated for some time.