Much eating occured, such as this glorious creation called a boxty from Jack Quinn's. It's corned beef and cabbage wrapped in a pancake and covered in mustard cream. Brilliant. The homeless man on the corner asked me for my leftovers. I had been pretty excited to eat them as leftovers.
To make up for it, we stopped by Patsy's candies...and then Colorado Custard Company in Manitou. You know, market research. Then Mike worked bunches and bunches while I laid around like a water buffalo and read.
Then we finally used my Christmas gift for the first time, the chiminea! It took awhile to get the fire going, but once it was we sat outside and looked at the stars and the fire. Then Mike stuck on his headlamp and read to me in the dark. But the fire got going too well, and would never die. We eventually got so cold, we had to come inside. Then we watched the fire from the kitchen (see the fire in the bottom right of the picture?) while Mike still read to me with his headlamp on, while we warmed up with hearty bowls of ice cream.
La vita e bella!