Year End Favorites

2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing.2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently, I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing and felt the need to share…. enjoy.

The Governors Palace in Williamsburg was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. It was home to governors until the capital was moved to Richmond in 1780.

We took a quick trip to Williamsburg on December 11th to see the colonial decorations and to shop the Cheese Shop on Merchants Square. The shop makes the best “house dressing” to go with turkey or ham sandwiches, their wines are superb as are the cheese selections.


Visiting the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich this summer in Belize. Cerros is an archeological site not engulfed by jungle, and is constructed near a turquoise sea and the blue sky.

My adorable 2 1/2 year old nephew sitting in the Captain’s seat on his first flight this fall.

Holidays at the National Harbor in the Waterfront District has a nightly tree show. The 54-foot tree is part of a breathtaking light-show at sunset. The Awakening is a 72 foot statue that depicts a giant embedded in the sand along the Potomac.


Life continues to move at a cautious pace, let’s welcome this upcoming year with great health and happiness!!!
Kathleen


Homebound

Settling into the “stay at home” order has become the new normal. Our creativity has been pushed to new levels as we nestle in to find viable interest and to stave off boredom.  Yesterday, I was seriously craving Chinese food which remains one of my absolute favorite comfort food options. Growing up this style of food was a weekend treat in our household, and now our neighborhood has opened restaurants that are reintroducing regional dishes such as; Char Siu Bao, Dan Dan Mein or Wonton Noodle soup, but last night I opted for Crab Fried rice from my own kitchen.

Fresh crab
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
spring onion
oyster sauce
soy sauce / dark soy
a spritz of lime juice

Stay safe and bon appétit,
Kathleen