Monday – 1/1/2018 – New Year's Day in the TDK Café!!!

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    katzenjammer
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    Come on in, grab some coffee (black if your last night was “memorable” – or if you don’t remember it!) 😮 and nomz, and chill with the kits on the very first day of 2018. And may it be a great year for all!




    #865005

    pussigato
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    I wish I looked this cute with a hangover!

    This is beautious!

    This is it-happy 2018!

    PG

    #865006

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    Happy Mew Year!
    Don’t think I’ve ever had a real hangover. The closest was feeling a little sick after getting tipsy. Didn’t drink last night; nibbled on a few appetizers and drank hot chocolate.
    Berta was in for the night, but she’s out now. Watched a beautiful sunrise from bed this morning!
    Hope 2018 treats all of us well. We know there will be ups and downs, but may that rock steady TDK support get us through!

    #865007

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Oh, I’ve had a few, in a younger day, many years ago. Rather wild literary and artistic scene here… But certainly not last night – I did have some white wine with my empanadas and mixed green salad, but not remotely drunk, or hungover this morning. However, I am terribly cold and refuse to crank up the heat.

    I don’t drink hot chocolate because of the cow milk (allergy) and sugar.

    So of course my coffee is always black, unless I have some soya or goat’s milk.

    Livia is “capturing” clean socks out of the laundry basket and carrying them around, growling and “killing” them. She is fed up of the bitter cold wave capturing much of northeastern North America in its too-often mortal grasp.

    I’ll have to play with her for a while – nice distraction from work. I’m listening to waltzes on Radio-Canada and pretending to be in Vienna between the wars (thinking of the mother of a friend of mine who lived until 100… between Vienna, Sao Paulo and a progressive, artistic kibbutz in southern Israel, painting until the end). Believe it or not, her name was Heidi…

    Cutest hangover kitten is FAR too young to be drinking!!!!

    Bonne année à toutes et tous (et surtout aux CHATS) and wish us in northeastern North America an end to this !”@£/%¤¦&!!! cold wave. I don’t want Livia to go bonkers!

    #865008

    AV
    Participant

    Happy New Year all! …. No hangover here, but wine and champagne was imbibed at the Columbia Flamenco celebration last night! …. very fun!

    Today, I baked 3 dozen cookies for Dau and SIL’s car ride (16 hrs) home tomorrow …. Dude and Walter will not be happy to see the cage come out!

    I’m making our traditional black eyed peas, collards and cornbread for our meal today, and we’re watching football – Dau’s and my alma maters are playing the Peach bowl …..

    It’s cold for down here, highs for the next few days below 60 …. Caddy is snuggled in her fleece bed on the porch, and I put it in a tent at night for her …..

    Hope everyone is having a great day!

    #865009

    lagatta4
    Participant

    I guess “cold” IS relative. That food sounds delicious.

    #865010

    pussigato
    Participant

    Sweet Berta is staying in during the freezing temps. How is Dewey doing, JJ? Is the wound healing up?

    Yes, 14 years in the Navy and I admit to a few hangovers.

    We like to rib our Floridans, AV and ECB. A buddy of mine lives there too and cold is 60f/15c. Every once in a while, it gets down to 55f/12c. 😆

    I’m keeping the indoor temp. at 64f/17c but the furnace is kicking in too often. I guess I’ll bring it down to 60f/15c and wrap myself in blankies and kits. It’s below freezing but lots of sunshine so Miss Gaea was able to sit outside. If she doesn’t get a bit of outside, she’s like Livia and goes onry.

    PG

    #865011

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    The wound is better, but a new one has popped up, though it does not look like an abscess. Going to try topical meds and maybe mix up another round of potion for him.

    Took a walk around the lake today. Cold and windy, but I dressed for it. There were a couple of ice fishers on the lake. There was some snow that froze so the ice is not quite skate worthy, but a day of above freezing temps, expected after next weekend, then another freeze without snow would make it smooth as glass!

    Watched the Tournament of Roses Parade this morning. Love the floats and horses and bands, especially bands with baton twirlers!

    #865012

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    I made corned beef with cabbage, potatoes, onions and carrots for our meal today. Cabbage is light and not heavy and since we had some ham for Christmas, I wasn’t in the mood for more pork. It was a steamy, hearty meal and well needed since the temps today reached 7*F. It’s toasty warm in here with the woodburner going, and I am so thankful for that. If I get chilled, I back up next to it and toast myself.

    I wish I could say I haven’t had a hangover, but I would be lying. I had enough to teach me that I can’t drink to excess (a lesson well learned) and not be sick for 3 days at a time. That was many years ago, but the memories have stuck with me and I just don’t cross that line. So a glass of wine will do for me occasionally.

    Watched the Tournament of Roses parade to JJ, and wondered why everyone was bundled up, I figured it must be cold there. The announcer then said it was 68 degrees! Seriously?

    #865013

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    I recall one time when I went out in jr. college. I ordered a very strong alcoholic bevvie. Barkeep asked what I want mixed in with it. I innocently asked if I had to mix anything with it. You don’t have to was the reply. We’re talking straight up. The whole bar seemed to turn around to watch this grrrl as myself! Very bad plan as I discovered later that night and more so on the next day!

    Missed Rose Bowl Parade and I used to enjoy it. 68 degrees and peeps would go about bare nekked here!

    Gym was packed and it was good to connect with the regulars.

    Still cold out, yet feels less so. Or I’m getting used to it. Plus thermal long-sleeved undershirt def helps. I’m still sub-par and this has gone on way long. And yet I manage spin class as per,but that’s me. Tomorrow I’ll hopefully find out what plan is re this very not fun situation. Right now think I’ll try to get some zzz’s.

    #865014

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    I caught that too, KZ! Noticed several bands wore half finger gloves. Funny, it’s all relative, I suppose!

    #865015

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Drinking a bit of wine with supper was normal in my family. Not “getting drunk” which was seen as disgusting and uncouth.

    Like many people, I went a wee bit wild in my youth. No harm done, fortunately.

    God, I hate this cold. I’m in pain working on the computer…

    #865016

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    Lagatta, I wish I could share the warmth from the wood stove, as it goes straight to the bones and relieves the aches and pains. It seems to go deep and penetrates right where those of us who suffer from arthritis, need for it to go. I’m sure Livia would love to camp out beside it too.. 🙂

    KJ, I know surely if it was 68 peeps around here would be half nekked for sure! The way they were bundled up with coats, hats and gloves, I thought for sure it was close to freezing, but 68 degrees? Heck I don’t even wear a coat until it gets around 30! I sure hope you get your tummy troubles figured out and soon!

    JJ, good on you for taking a walk in this. It’s not so bad if you bundle up. I swear, like KJ, it IS cold, but doesn’t seem so bad when the sun is shining and the wind isn’t blowing. Must be getting used to it. I do worry about my fishes though, and my outside cats but they seem to be fine. Their beds are clean and warm, and they have water in an electric dog bowl I bought–the birds like it too.

    #865019

    lagatta4
    Participant

    The warmth from a small black cat is also very effective against arthritic pain. Unfortunately, Livia kept trying to sleep on my neck or even walk on my neck, and while of course her total weight is not a lot, she is very “dense”; she works out a lot on her long scratching pole, and has good musculation. So I couldn’t stand that. After, she curled up normally against me.

    Yes, I want to at least look at the Boxing day sales that extend through the week now at least, and now into post-New Year’s. I need practical waterproof winter boots for slush.

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