Wishing you all joy and prosperity in 2013 – from Drake Homes Inc to you and yours! (And for us a trip to Anaheim and Disneyland!!)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
Tonight’s full moon is called the Full Cold Moon. Since our “hunter/gatherer” lives are more Wal-Mart and less open prairies, many have forgotten that each full moon has a name all its own. If you’re interested in these names, the Farmers Almanac has a great page with not only the names of the full moons, but their meanings as well.
Here’s what they say about tonight’s full moon:
The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
My all time favorite is the name for March’s moon: The Full Worm Moon. I dunno, it just makes me smile. I’m not a fisherman so I don’t associate it with worms coming up to be harvested for bait. I always see cartoon worms hopping and skipping about and celebrating spring.
Come celebrate the Full Cold Moon with us at Drake Homes Inc and warm up in front of a cozy fire!
And let’s face it, holidays are stressful! Need a few minutes of ultra relaxation, but no time (or money!) for the local Day Spa? Here’s an idea:
Rosebuds and bathwater.
Simply sprinkle a few rosebud petals into your bath and soak away the stress has the sensual smell of roses fills your Drake Homes Inc bathroom.
photo by cgarbiano
New pictures, posted yesterday on Facebook, for this custom home construction:
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Dateline! I can’t seem to find a date but the headline reads:
Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, Dubai. Hydropolis is the first luxury underwater hotel in the world, and is currently under construction in Dubai.
What a great design! Sadly I kept searching only to find that construction has not begun or that there appears to be any planned. Here’s an short article about what would have been or could one day be, one of the most expensive hotels ever built: Wiki article re: Hydropolis You’ll see that this hasn’t been updated since mid 2010.
After considerable research, I’ve learned that cooks shouldn’t try to water down tomato paste and make it into tomato sauce. That said, or learned, our menu for this evening changed in a Big Way. Goodbye homemade chili and Hello Denny’s. Actually our homemade chili comes from a packet but you do have to add meat, tomato sauce, and beans to it. While writing this post I did another search, for simple chili recipes and found one I want to try: Beefy Cowboy Chili over on the Rot-Tel site.
Did you know that when Walt Disney would travel, even overseas, he’d pack cans of chili and packages of crackers and have that for meals? I swear he was related to my Dad in that respect. I never open a package of Premium Saltines I don’t think of Walt and of course, Dad. One of our great lunch favorites when we would be out moving cattle or on a long road trip: Crackers, hard boiled eggs and a few cans of Vienna Sausages. No, I haven’t read the ingredients on those cans, and no I never will. I would do nothing to destroy the memories that little meal brings to mind.
If you were wondering what to cook one night, between the holidays, I suggest a good chili, and some crackers. Just the thing to stir up in your Drake Homes Inc kitchen!