we started the day in the hottub, of course. then we decided to make a big, grandiose meal for our anniversary dinner/supper. i know that most of you are thinking duck a l'orange, or venison medallions like 45er recently made, or chicken cordon bleu, or lobster tails in a white wine reduction. nope, not this time. this time we made one of our old favourites and one that we haven't had in a while. yep, you guessed it - Shepherd's Pie!!!! yummeh - we love shepherd's pie. we made a big casserole dish of it and ate it all day, all evening and all night.
after we put the pie in the oven, it was back to the hottub. we stayed out frolicking until the pie was ready. came in, stuffed our faces and back to the hottub. after another 30 mins or so, we came in and read our books sitting on the couch for a while. then more pie. then more hottub. by that time it was early evening and so we put on one of our favourite movies - entitled "The Other Guys" starring Will Farrel and Mark Wahlberg. we love that movie and have watched it at least 50 times. it's still as funny as ever. we have a few comedies that get both of us screeching and we have watched most of them about 50 times. we have a similar sense of humour and really enjoy laughing together. we also take key lines out of movies and use them in certain situations and no one ever gets our inside jokes. our own little special way of talking.
anyway, after the movie we went back out to the hottub. that was at midnight. the sky was a deep midnight blue and we lay in the tub looking at all of the stars. the sky is so clear here that you can see millions of stars. we stayed out for 2 hours yakking and talking and planning and dreaming - it was a wonderful end to our anniversary day!
today it was a balmy -2C (about 25F) so we decided to walk down to the river. i took some pics so that you all could be there with us - it was a gorgeous walk!
here's where we start, standing on the back deck looking into the backyard. notice that most of the snow is gone?
well, except for this little piece - teehee.
so let's head down the road:
around the turn in the road and almost halfway there:
there's the river up ahead:
and here's the river covered with a thin layer of ice. no skating on it yet!
and for all of you who think we aren't fashion-conscious here at the Manor, i give you jambaloney dressed like a hobo (with hair that has gone from Brit-pop, to hippy, to just plain waaaay too long, and he hasn't shaved in a week and a half):
he's still just drop-dead gorgeous though!
and here is me, wearing a ski-doo suit that my best friend Tobi gave me 20yrs ago - can you believe that thing?
oh those early 90's neon colours eh? make sure to notice my pink boots AND the fact that i cracked the ice - bahahahaha!
well that's about it for now. stay tuned as there are upcoming posts about our 2 throw-together-with-whatever-junk-is-on-hand sheds and we finally painted and tiled the horrible stairs between the kitchen and living room.
and jambaloney's got an upcoming post about the basement. ick. that basement sucks!