Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grey day


I don't mind fog; in fact, I rather like it most of the time. But today's unrelenting pea soup combined with tired eyes and a headache made for an oppressive-feeling day. My young horse needs to get out as much as possible to keep from going stir-crazy, though, so I ventured out in the damp, chill greyness to ride him and felt much better for it.

The rest of the day was spent indoors keeping the fire going, homeschooling, doing some work for a client, spinning the white Gotland, and making this for supper (the cauliflower version) – complete with homemade croutons (from homemade bread) and fat-free sour cream. (Brian and I gave it two thumbs up; Rick gave it one.) Now the dogs and I have the house to ourselves for awhile, and the only thing that would make the evening better is having some decadent dessert at hand – non-fattening and healthy, of course. :-)
Dozer on the couch illustrates the day perfectly
That's it for today from . . .

23 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Dozer looks like he doesn't care so long as he gets to stay in and stay comfy, warm and dry.

Deb W said...

Decadent and non-fat......isn't that an oxymoron?

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh my goodness - Dozer is beautiful!! He put a grin on my face for sure!!

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Dozer--What a great face! I have trouble with grey days too. Always helps to get out and DO something. It's hard to do it, but once I do I feel better.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great shot of Dozer!

Kelly said...

That's a great shot, you could have his portrait painted using that photo.

Michelle said...

Yes, and preferably on the couch! ;-)

Michelle said...

Of course it is – which is why I was dreaming....

Michelle said...

I'll tell him; it'll make him happy. :-)

Michelle said...

My headache improved so much after being outside for awhile, I wondered if there was something in the house causing it!

Michelle said...

Thanks; he's a very photogenic dude. :-)

Michelle said...

You mean MOI could paint his portrait...and I would if I could find the time!

Susan said...

You're right, Michelle. Getting outside in the fresh air (grey or not) really does help you feel better. Sometimes I have to force myself out the door, but I always feel better afterward. I would feel WAY better if I had a horse to ride!!!!

farmlady said...

I always feel better when I'm outside.Sometimes I wonder if I'm allergic to something inside the house.
Weight Watcher's ice cream bars... decadent and low in fat. Love them all.

Michelle said...

We have extras; come over for that date, Susan!

Michelle said...

I was wondering the same thing, farmlady.

Unfortunately, I'm more of a baked goodies kind of gal.... :-/

Tina T-P said...

Cream of vegetable soups is why I LOVE my immersion blender - you don't have to jockey hot soup between a pan and a blender. worth every penny.

That soup looks like a good recipe - I was looking through some of the cauliflower recipes on that web site though and for the life of me, I can never figure out how they can say that "mashed cauliflower" are anything like mashed potatoes - it just not right... T.

Tina T-P said...

Also, I was wondering if Dozer had a bowl of popcorn in one hand and the TV Remote in the other - he looks like he's settled in for a M*A*S*H marathon or something - he he he...

Michelle said...

I used my immersion blender for that soup; such a handy tool!

I don't make mashed potatoes but I DO make mashed cauliflower; it's my guys' favorite way to eat that vegetable!

Michelle said...

Trust me, he would have LOVED a bowl of popcorn! ;-)

Mary Ann said...

That is the cutest Bulldog picture ever!

fiberjoy said...

We've had a full week of grey. The fog gets stuck in this little valley and makes the entire day bone-chilling cold, dreary and ghostly.

Retired Knitter said...

Wow, what a great looking bully. My bully looked good when he was younger. He is now pretty gray, right down to his eye lashes. Makes me sad. But your boy is wonderful.