Sunday, April 06, 2008

Saturday Night Delight-Sunday Morning Surprise!

Saturday evening, we attended our first FCC's Chinese Cooking Class with our instructor Yao, hosted by Carol and attended by Cindy, LeeAnn, Maryane, Donna, my DH and myself. And no, I don't have the names lined up with the faces :)

It was great fun with Yao teaching us to chop, slice and dice and introducing us to the many Asian ingredients. Our menu consisted of Wonton Soup, Sweet & Sour Pork and a delicious dessert of Sweet Potato w/Ginger.


The food was great and we will hopefully have another one in a month or two. DH was the only guy in attendance but the ladies said they would have their hubbies come next time! Let's hope so!!

HUGE Thank you to Carol for organizing and hosting the event and to Yao for sharing her charm and culinary skills! We'll explain the proper use of a hair dryer while cooking at another time :)

On our drive home we received a phone call from DD, she was checking in and told us about a storm rolling through our area with 60 mph gusts. During our drive we didn't experience any gust and by the time we arrived home, it was only a slight rain drizzle.

So you can imagine our surprise this morning when we found three of our four Adirondack chairs in the river. Now I don't mean in the river by our dock, close by, as in a little wind blew them over. Oh no, I mean pick up and disperse winds that blew the very heavy wood chairs many docks to the north of us and one way to the south of us.

Did this storm wake us up during the night? Not a chance. With a full course Chinese dinner put away, we were fast asleep...



Thanks to DH who walked the river bank, we have our chairs back. Only one had damage. I love those chairs. DH and I hand made them along with a few more with my Dad's help and wood working expertise. It was a husband/wife bonding exercise :)
Dad, we miss you!!

11 comments:

Don and Be said...

Yikes! We got your weather late last night. A neighbor had a trampoline blown over their 8' brick wall and bend around itself like spaghetti. No damage on the homefront here. We began clearing out the room which will become Joanna Mei's playroom as more of the storm kicked around outside.

Lisa and Tate said...

First up... I've been wanting to tell you that I love the new look for your blog!

How fun to have this cooking class! I am wondering about the hairdryer useage.

That must have been some mighty wind to blow those chairs! I do love Ada chairs!!!

Lisa

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Scary weather..
You never know what Mr. Weather is going to do...
LOVE the pictures...
LOVE the food.. How fun that would be to learn how to make all that yummy stuff...
Have a Great Week...

Kristy said...

Your home looks so relaxing!!!! I am a "LAKE KID" grew up basically at "the lake" with my entire family!!! It is and has always been our main vacation. Our lake is about 2 hours away from home. Now starting in June my family leaves their campers and are pretty much there thru August!!! Your home reminds me of this place. And that is comforting to me. Thank you for sharing your pics!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Wendy said...

Love the new look of the blog! And the dumplings look really, really good!!!

Daniella said...

We had some serious rain and wind last night as well. I love your chairs! Glad you were able to save them. Great pics!

OH MY #6 said...

PS. Love, love, love, your new BLOG look!

Lea

joyce said...

oh. I can see how your weather is nothing like ours this spring. Lovely, the look of summer.

Brian & Ruth said...

Cooking class sounded like so much fun!

Glad it was only the chairs that sustained any movement through the storm.

So sad to hear the official word of the 9th being the cut-off. I was so hoping for a June referral - not looking so likely now! :-(

Joannah said...

Dinner looks like fun! What a great idea.

I'm glad you got your chairs back.

Gail said...

First, I love the new look!

The cooking class looks delicious!!

Love love the picture of the 2 chairs out on the deck. What a spectacular view!!

And last but not least...my favorite...that white fur baby on the chair!!