Sunday, August 30, 2015
I am a sucker for trying stuff I see on tv or on the internet. The latest was a new way (to me) to cook bacon. Since I have had problems in the past with burning bacon while trying to get it cooked through, this looked perfect. Place bacon in skillet and add water to cover. Use high heat until the water boils. Lower heat to medium. Fine so far. At this point the water did not seem to cook away as it did on the video. I spent several minutes spooning out fat that separated from the meat. Yuck. Finally I just poured out the water and let the four slices brown on medium heat. In the example the water evaporated and then the browning began. Oh well. It did turn out ok. There was not as much shrinking as in frying. Our bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches were good. Next time think I'll try baking it. I've heard that is another alternative. And there's always the microwave.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
This morning when I checked the rain gauge after a small thunderstorm last night, I saw one inch received! The temperature was about 65 wonderful degrees. I went out on the porch and enjoyed it. As I came back in, I noticed how toasty warm the air seemed. I said to L., that it almost feels like the furnace is on. His reply: "It is." When we went to bed the A/C was whirring and the fan was blowing cool air. Amazing. I usually don't touch the controls but I was sure tempted.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
We just spent about an hour looking for Someone's glasses. He is famous for taking them off and putting them down. Somewhere. Shelves, garage, cupboards, drawers, outside, inside, bathrooms, closets, desks. Then he says, "Did you look in your purse?" No. And there they were. Wonder how that happened.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
I've been buying pink yard since a year ago last April. So last week I needed another skein from Wal-Mart along with some other colors.
After I got home without my penny change, (see previous blog on July 29th ) I found out I had picked up the wrong pink! Instead of Perfect Pink, I had a pale pink. Back to the store with sack and receipt.
It is necessary to go to the service desk and explain. She told me to just bring the one I need back to the desk. Can you put the new one in the old sack and just leave?
There is a procedure the poor girl had to go through; scan the price code. That didn't work so she typed in the long number. She noted on my receipt the new number, replacing the old.
I signed my name with one of those stylus things that make it look as if you never have written it before. Result? Chicken scratches.
I apologized for putting her through all this. She said that is what she is there for and just her job!
I think next time I'll just go buy the color I need and keep the paler pink for possibly another project.
She was very pleasant and a good start to a good day!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Weddings, graduations, older relatives talking about their youth, silly stuff.
Now I look at my phone and can't believe that it will do the same recording of events and I can put it in the pocket of my jeans.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
You know how you think maybe you should check with someone about a meeting that was changed to be sure that everyone got the message? That happened to me this week. Every day I thought, "I should call them to be sure the word got around and everyone knows what is going on." Well, I didn't because the next thought was: "You need to trust people to do what they said they will do." I had been assured that it was handled. So yesterday I get a call wondering where I was and what had happened. They had not been called. Next time, I'll listen to my doubting mind.