Friday Facts


Can you believe it’s February already? I have no idea where January went, but since it was a little bit rough, I am looking forward to a much calmer, better month. I am planning to finish my knitted cardigan, work on some new items for our shop and get back into my workout routine.

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Today we finally, finally got the first real rain of 2015. I am so excited. There even was some thunder in the distance this morning and I am planning to mostly spend a cozy weekend staying home and watching the rain from behind the windows. January, usually the wettest month here in Northern California, was bone-dry and we desperately need the rain. In case you didn’t know, my office is directly involved with the well monitoring of the state and studies subsidence due to over-pumping of California’s groundwater. All I will say is: the outlook is pretty bleak. Did you know that California is one of the few states that doesn’t have any water regulation legislation? That is insane to me.

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J and I watched “Non-Stop” today. If you’re a fan of Liam Neeson and suspense thrillers (which Liam Neeson does brilliantly), you want to put this one on your movie list. It was really intense (for me), but so good.

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Are you a fan of casseroles? I am, because it basically means that you throw a bunch of stuff in a casserole dish, put it in the oven and wait for the magic to happen. I made a potato-veggie-casserole yesterday and it was so good. I hadn’t made this in ages, but it was the perfect dish for this cooler weather. I love potatoes!


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Have you been watching “The McCarthy’s“? J and I really come to love this new show, but I found out yesterday that it was pulled from CBS’s TV schedules and replaced with re-runs of ‘The Big Bang Theory” (which, for the record, I never got into and don’t find funny). It’s too bad.  I thought “The McCarthy’s” had potential.  Go here and tweet to save the show!


  1. Hey San,
    wishing you a happy weekend.
    Looking forward seeing your finished cardigan… And I do love casserole but I haven’t done one in ages. Good reminder. And yours looks yummy.
    Cheers, Tobia

  2. I am glad that rain has finally arrived in California. Although it sounds like the storms are so intense! It’s been so dry here, too – obviously not as dry as CA, but we’ve barely had any snow which is not good for agriculture!

  3. I love your Friday Lists. Liam Neeson is AMAZING, I will have to tell my hubby we need to watch Non-Stop. So glad you got rain! We had’t gotten too much snow here, until now. Now it won’t stop. CRAZY. That casserole looks yummmmmmmmmmmmmy. <3

  4. Noooo. I am SO sad to hear that about The McCarthy’s! That is one of my favorite shows. Why do all of the best shows get canceled too soon?!

  5. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Haven’t heard of The McCarthy’s before but I feel the same way about The Big Bang Theory, never really got into it.
    Hugs xxx

  6. Yay for rain! Hope you guys get a lot more. (Boooo climate change and governments who are doing nothing to help slow it down.)

    That casserole looks very tasty! Too bad we’re not neighbors because I’d be over at your place for dinner almost every night. :)

  7. That casserole sounds so good! Recipe???

  8. I love Casseroles!! But never without Cheese on top. :)

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