Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Up early...

I was up early this morning to shovel out, put out the recycling, and drive Tuffy P to the Go train. Then, it was off to the 24 hour grocery store for a few last minute things I need for cooking dinner Christmas day. I drove by Village Butcher (our local most excellent organic butcher) at just after 8:00, and was surprised he was open this early. I had ordered a crown roast pork to cook on Christmas day, so I stopped in to pick it up. That place is going to be crazy today as everyone picks up their turkeys.

Last night's snow was significantly heavier than the previous batch, and it even drizzled on me a little as I shoveled out.

So now I'm ignoring all the things I have to get done today, enjoying a coffee and some surfing. I found a nice clip on YouTube of Steve Earle on Letterman in 1988. Let's see if there are any other Steve Earle gems kicking around on there. Here's one performed in a Prison - Bob Dylan's It Takes a lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry.

Fort Worth Blues is one of my favourite Steve Earle Tunes. OK, one more.... Here's Mr. Earle with the Del McCoury Band playing I Still Carry you Around. Beautiful.

I hope you all enjoy whatever it is you're celebrating. Have fun. Be safe.


Wandering Coyote said...

Wow, I've had a similar morning in some ways. I was up at 4:30, awoke to snow (it's still belting it down), put out my garbage & recycling, surfed... Today I don't need to do any last minute shopping as I did it all yesterday, but I am making a Black Forest Yule Log for my dad's birthday dinner tonight. And that will complete the Xmas baking!

Happy, happy Christmas to you and Tuffy P and all your kitties!

sp said...

Merry Christmas!

I was amazed at all the last minute shoppers when i walked past the mall. I'm amazed because we're having a snow storm that is unbelievable.

Candy Minx said...

Oh yeah the snow the drop in temp...we've had much the same weather as you all. Hope all your fun and cooking goes well...I was in the kitchen all day seriously, since 8...lots of fun. Ham, deviled eggs, turkey, buffalo chili, cole slaw, cheese trays....

thinking of you have a great holiday!