{Today's Letters}

Monday, February 04, 2013


Dear Husband, this weekend we watched a movie, ate French toast for breakfast, put Dermabond on River's paw, and spent time with friends watching the Super Bowl. I love life in Lou. Dear No-Knead Bread, you came, you rose, you conquered. Thanks for invading our bellies and for reminding me that delicious doesn't have to be complicated. Dear Substitute Teaching, I made two mistakes my first day: neglecting to check the school cancellation schedule and forgetting to bring my sled. #snowday Dear Timothy James, thanks for shoveling sidewalks, scraping cars before work, and taking out the recycling. You're amazeballs.

Happy Monday, brave ones! I hope your weekend was restful and marked by some of your favorite childhood memories. Growing up we went sledding at a place called Suicide Hill. If you made it as far as the train tracks you gained instant street cred. Where was your favorite place to go sledding as a kid?

15 comments:

Kristen said...

I made 24 loaves of the no knead bread for Christmas presents last year. I love that recipe!
So glad you two are settling in :)

MJ said...

No-knead bread is THE. BEST. My family's favorite is when I make it with tons of shredded cheddar cheese and garlic, and my favorite is with rosemary and caramelized onions.

Melinda said...

Ah suicide hill. That place was death defying when your 8 on a medal sled and going so fast it's far worse to hit the tracks then bail out. Texas misses you. Went to Canton this weekend it was mid 70's Saturday. Ill let you keep the winter weather. Over and out!

molls said...

Killer Golf Course in Minnesota (Keller in actuality). Our motto was always, "If we don't leave with someone in tears, then we haven't conquered Killer."My favorite visual memory is arriving excitedly to try the existing bumps and jumps that others had fashioned, only to be tossed in the air like popcorn from our overfilled Snowcat tubes! Aah those were the days.. Thanks for the reminder of those hilarious times growing up in the Midwest, Em!

yes to brightness said...

the "bread" came, rose, and conquered. I see what you did there...reminds me of another 'bread'...OF LIFE #boom



Julie said...

That bread is beautiful and also looks delicious!

I grew up in the Deep South and did not have snow, but now I live in Northern New Mexico and have been loving the snow. My husband and I go sledding in the Valles Caldera in the Jemez Mountains. Sledding on a super volcano? Yes and yes!

Molly said...

When I lived in the Lou as a kid we would go sledding at a hill on a golf course, but then the golfers complained that we were messing up the grass. Lamesauce :/ If you ever substitute at Dunn Elementary let me know! And say hi to Miss K-K!

Hannah Fisher said...

There was a huge hill my 8 siblings and I used to head to after a crazy, North-Western Ohio snow storm tore through our area...
It was the kind of hill that seemed to take an eternity to climb, and somehow the ride down took only a moment.

The fun was endless. :)

Molly Roberson said...

McNeely Lake was always a favorite!
More than stovetop popcorn & sleepy pups.

Unknown said...

Just found your blog. Welcome to Lou! It's a wonderful city, full of new and surprising things every day. I've lived here my whole life and still amazed at how much I love it.

Rachel said...

Hill 17 in Door County, WI. 17th hole on the golf course turned amazing sledding hill in the winter! Just watch out for the trees down the right-hand side.

Anonymous said...

Suicide Hill!!!! Best sledding memories ever! Great blog!

ABBY said...

i WILL be making that bread. and hoping for more snow to get my sledding in for the year!

Anonymous said...

I made this bread yesterday- it was Amazing! I love reading your blog. Stephanie

jackie said...

you seem like you'd be the coolest substitute teacher. Good luck on all your next days!

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