Wednesday, December 4, 2019
This is the time of year that makes living here on the Gulf Coast in July, August, and September worth it. We are having lows in the mid 50s and highs in the low 70s. My idea of perfection. And we have so many butterflies on the prolifically blooming Blue Mist. Just today we saw a White Checkered Skipper which is actually more common further south. Such a pretty little butterfly!!
I am studiously avoiding all news of the impeachment proceedings. Since there is nothing I can do to have any influence on it, I see no purpose in following it. All that would do would keep me upset. Just inform me after it is all over which way it went. I’ve been a Liz 2020 fan for a long time but even there, I’m not following the race for the nomination because the fact is that I’ll vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is.
Domino’s Veggie Pizza for dinner. Lovely day.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
As you can see, I’ve been to the library. If you can read the titles you know that I’m looking into Cooking and Quilting. I have a goal next year to make one new recipe each month; I think it is nice to change up the menu a bit. The quilting books are to inspire me to use some of my fabric stash by making some scrap quilts.
We went to see Knives Out today and it was very enjoyable. One of the pleasures of retirement is being able to go to movies on weekdays when it is not crowded at all. We even had hot dogs and popcorn.
Yesterday we had our annual physicals. No real issues—I still need to lose weight and my BP is still moderately high. I will stay on my same dose of Lisinopril for BP and Myrbetrig for overactive bladder. JMM gets to decrease his dose of Lisinopril and stop the niacin but he is needs to start tamsulosin for his urinary problem. On the whole, we are doing quite well for 72 year olds.
The weather has been a bit cooler which is a welcome relief. I watch the news about the heavy snow in the northern states and am thankful that I don’t have to deal with it. We are still having butterflies (a few Monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Queens, and today a pair of Common Buckeyes) on our Blue Mist.
That’s about all the news from OakMeadows where the cats are super affectionate with the coming of cooler weather and the people are stuck in the recliners with sleeping cats on their laps.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
2. Bacon Sandwiches, Oven Fries
3.Slow Cooker Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
4. Baked Fish, GMP, Peas
5. Chicken-Sausage Casserole
6. Cutlets, GMP, GB
9. Macaroni and Cheese, Corn, Salad
11. Tuna Salad
12. Oven BBQ Chicken, Beans, Coleslaw
13. Roast and Veg
16. Scrambled Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Toast
17. Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup
18.Baked Fish, Fire Roasted Veg, Salad
19. Chicken Tenders, GMP, Carrots/Thyme
23. CB Hash, CSC, Salad
25. Fried Shrimp, FF, Coleslaw
27. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
30. St.Wieners, Corn, Salad
Monday, October 14, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Why Old People Don’t Want to Change Things
I have hated my propane stovetop for the entire 15 years we have lived in this house. Knowing, after years of experience, that things are seldom as simple and easy as you think and always cost more than you planned, I finally decided to change the stovetop and change it to an electric. Great. You go to Home Depot, buy the stovetop and make an appointment for them to install it after researching whether an induction stovetop is better. (No, it’s not because all my good Calphalon cookware would not work on an induction top and I would have to replace it.) Next we have an electrician ($$$)come out and check the wiring to make sure it is appropriate for the stovetop. (It is.) So the technician comes and announces that there are problems. 1. The old stove has a downdraft but the new one does not which may present a code violation when we go to sell the house. 2. There needs to be a trim to go around the edge of the opening to support the new stovetop but we can order the appropriate trim from the GE website. He leaves and we will have to reschedule (and repay) when we have the appropriate trim. Fine, except that when JMM goes to the GE website to order the trim, he finds in big red letters that the trim is NOT FOR SUPPORT OF THE STOVETOP. The website says that GE suggests installing wooden support strips. Do I see a carpenter in my near future. Or shall I put the damn stovetop back in the box and take it back to Home Depot for a refund? At least the old top had one useful burner. aaarrrggghhh.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
1. Chicken-Rice Bake, lettuce
2. Cutlets, GMP, GB
5. Bacon Sandwiches, Oven Fries
6. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew with Sausage and White Beans
7. Baked Cod/Salmon, GMP, Peas
8. Oven BBQ Chicken, Beans, Cucumber
9. HB Pie
12. Macaroni and Cheese, Corn, Tomatoes
14. Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggie Tray
15. Chicken Tenders, GMP, Cabbage
19. Scrambled Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Toast
20. Slow Cooker Cassoulet
21. Baked Fish, GMP, Lettuce
26. CB Hash, CSC, Cucumber
28. Fried Shrimp, FF, Coleslaw
30. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lettuce