Well, I certainly took a few days off from writing here, but MUCH has happened!
Saturday the 18th was a particularly eventful night! Ann and I arranged to meet a few of our friends out for a final hurrah in downtown Missoula. We met our friends at the Union Club, reminisced, had a few beverages and a really good time. So good of a time that my friend Gavin and I were horsing around outside. We were joyously pushing each other around, almost wrestling, when I slipped on an icy patch and stuck the landing face first! OUCH! I ended up scratching my nose, scraping of a nickel sized chunk of my mustache and lip and cracked my front right tooth in half!!! It wasn't until Tuesday morning that I was able to go to the emergency dental clinic. The removed the broken chunk of tooth, administered a root canal and rebuilt my tooth with this cool plastic polymer all in a matter of two hours!! Yesterday was the first day I was able to eat something without cutting it into baby bites! The tooth looks great, not my still healing lip yet, and all is well!
Christmas was fantastic! Gavin hosted and cooked a gourmet four course meal for Ann, Sheena and myself. There was a delicious salad with feta, prosciutto and a pistachio oil vinegarette. The next course was a cashew ginger carrot soup with panchetta garnish. The main course was a 5lb prime rib marinated in thyme, rosemary and other spices, garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. The meal was topped off by a dark chocolate mousse which was divine! There was much wine, music, gifts and good times had by all! Sunday we went to Rita's house. We enjoyed a bonfire in the yard, great soup and we gave Rita's son, Seth, ALL of our CD's. He is a young musician and we had digitized all of our music onto the computer and though he would be the one to give the thousands of CD's to!
This week marks the last week here in Missoula! We are going to our friend's Joe & Cara's tonight. We are cooking Ann's homemade mac-n-cheese, adding spinach and andouille sausage this time. There is still much packing and organizing to do yet, but we are still on the ball! I'm starting to get a wee bit anxious to head back! Ann has three more days of work. I have some serious packing to do and New Year's approaches!
Hope this post finds all of you well, enjoying the holidays, hopeful to what the New Year will bring and your hearts full of peace and love!
Until next post!