I received so many great gifts, some highly practical (down slippers which feel like a sleeping bag on your foot), some odd (an ancient coin of the Magi), and a few that are one of a kind.
A sequence of pictures of me doing the Haka, then jumping into the cold-as pond on a camping trip last summer (and me running out)
A song composed and performed by The Brothers Ulmer (They need a better band name, like Wani's Ulmers, perhaps?) about me and my adventures. Kenji has come along way in his guitar playing.
And a Guru Josh calendar done by Morgan, with help from the "Cream of the Hutt." (Another good band name!) All the months accompany a portrait of people from NZ with the Guru Josh record I stole from the Pacific Inn Pub/Gave to Morgan. Add to that the fact that all the individuals have the same stupid pose, and include some appropriate frame of reference to how I knew them in a former life. Excellent.
I love you all, thank you very much. I feel loved and that's the greatest thing.
Speaking of love, I'm working the breakfast shift at work (6am start) and my soups this week rock 'em hard:
Wed- SW Black Bean with Cilantro Crema
Thurs- Braised Pork with White Beans, Fennel, Mustard Greens and Smoke Spanish Paprika.
Fri- Matzoh Ball. I've made my own matzoh. Really.
Too bad there's no one around to eat them....