Christmas and holiday greetings

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Saw this and immediately thought of all of you.
"♫ Scottish Music- Auld Lang Syne ♫"

From very early days, I was taught to sing as a way to improve my speech (because I was partly deaf), and by the time I was in college I was an accomplished classical soprano (but nowhere near "professional" of course). Anyway, I loved to sing, and did so at every opportunity throughout most of my life.

Some of you know the story of my healing journey when I came to Wyoming. Feel free to ask me about it if you have not... but one of the things that happened in that process was the complete loss of my singing voice. No idea why or how, but it seemed an acceptable tradeoff at the time.

This year, for the first time in a long while, I really miss the ability to sing. How strange, after all this time. Oh well.

Hope all is well in your world.

How lovely

Thanks for sharing that video. In recent years, I have started to explore highland music and found lots of stuff that I really enjoy.

White Christmas

It's snowing lightly now. 70% likely snow for today predicted, and 90% tonight. It might be thin, but it will be white. Already so beautuful. :)

Just waiting for my Wyoming "daughter" to come this morning. We'll shoot for a while, then come back home for baked apples and fresh yogurt for lunch. I'm a happy camper. :)

Bagels?

Snow was in our forecast for both solstice and Christmas, but didn’t materialize at our altitude. How did your bagels turn out? I understand that making New-York style bagels requires a few tricks.

New York Bagels

It was a new recipe, so I followed it carefully and they turned out perfect. The X- New York folks who did the beta tests said they were fantastic and TRULY excellent examples of New York Bagels.

The only difference I can see is that the directions call to refrigerate the formed bagels for several hours before the boiling water bath. No idea why that makes a difference... but I thought they tasted better myself.

I'll be glad to post a recipe and directions. :)

It's going to snow again tonight. I'm all ready!