Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1st!

Yesterday, Julie and some friends got together for a morning of making homemade tamales. On her way home, she stopped by so we could have a taste. Oh my gosh!

They each made a different filling and then had some of each to take home. Julie made shrimp and poblano.
Corn, cheese and chilies.
Black bean.
and pork (homemade chorizo). All so delicious! Julie says we will do this in the summer. Get ready, Elena! We may call for assistance!

And in this morning's newspaper, it's always interesting to look at "what's in the stars" for the new year. A nice two-page spread in the Sun Times this morning, gives a hint of what's to come. Hmmm.

"You'll have to make critical power plays this year. You've been pushed down and back for too long, and you have to fight hard to win respect. This is a do-or-die year that has to bring results and accomplishment. You have come this far planning and pulling things together, so set yourself apart from the competition and move toward your goals."


Laura said...

April, Let Julie know that she's a great inspiration too in my life. she is following in you footsteps as an very highly creative woman it's so great to read and witness her accomplishment too. Way to go Julie lots of great things your doing and sharing.

Happy New Year to you both.

april said...

Thank you Laura. She's a wonderful daughter; don't know what I'd do without her.

PaperMaker said...

I always enjoy reading about your creativity, April. As a fellow Scorpio reading that astrological heads-up, I guess we'd better batten down the hatches.

Doris said...

Wonderful feasting going on here! What a lovely gift!