6 Feb

10 Things Loved in January

I had a great January. Here are 10 things that rocked my month.

10 Things Loved January

1. Winter hiking: What’s better than bundling up and trekking out into a cold, but not freezing forest?

2. Santoku knives: I received a wonderful, belated Christmas gift of a santoku knife. It is crazy sharp and after a few weeks of using it, I’m lucky to still have fingers.

3. Little Dragon: Caught them at the Doug Fir in Portland. Great show at a great venue.

4. Cooking class at Sur la Table: Definitely my best use of $70 in the past few months.

5. Shuffleboard: I am tempted to buy a shuffleboard. Hmmm… I do have the space for one.

6. Strawberry marshmallow snacks: They take me back to our Tokyo trip. I did a taste test on two different varieties this month. If you must know, the Hello Kitty brand marshmallow snacks won by a long shot.

7. Snowboarding: Where have you been all my life? I feel incredibly guilty for squandering the last six snowboarding seasons. We headed up to Mt. Hood and were rewarded with fresh powder!

8. Timberline Lodge: We spent a wonderful weekend at Timberline (that’s where you’ll find the snowboarding and shuffleboard mentioned above). Despite having season passes seven years ago, we never actually made it inside the most beautiful, historic lodge of all time. (“Red rum, Red rum” … part of The Shining was filmed there too.)

9. Pambiche: Cuban food in Portland – who knew? The avocado salad was pretty good, but the desserts are what made my day.

10. A new year: January was a great start to my new year. I am feeling blessed.

So, what do you think?