I'm back home again. Not bad, about three hundred miles this afternoon. My daughter took me to see the building where I hope to live. When I was looking for it the neighborhood through which I was driving was in really bad shape and I got really depressed, but when she found it for me it was a nice building, clean and well landscaped. It has large windows which is important for me. I wonder if they'd let me plant my two potted sequoia trees in the yard? I also have pots of lavender and other herbs and some sweet grass to put somewhere. It will be quite a change for me not to have a place where I can grow things.
I am quite tired tonight so I will finish my mail and then go to bed.
Well I guess I am the only one that hates standard time. Give me day light savings time back. It is now dark here at 5 p.m. I just hate it. I know you ladies that live further north don't have the darknss as early as we southerners.
It has been a bummer of a day. I've just read. DH spent time in the kitchen fixing lunch for DS and himself tomorrow, you''d think he could fix our supper too. I threw together some tuna salad for sandwiches and pineapple chunks, mandarine oranges, and mini marshmallow salad. I have enough of the fruit salad left for me tomorrow.
Today someone told me Oregonias voted against using Daylight Savings Time but our fine elected officials did something to sneak it in anyway. I'm not sure what a circadian rythm is but I suspect it' what put me out of sorts today. We had a visiting head of missionarie for our denomination today and he was interesting but at one point I thought it would be so easy to close my eyes and nod off. Glad it didn't happen! I hope to take a nap before I do the sandwich making for the festival this afternoon.
Sarah, since DS gave me Netflix I discovered the Rosemary & Thyme series and I love them! Idecided some tv series or movies are like the "old english cozies". You know what to expect and there's no gross, upsetting thing to pop up.
Judy, hope you have a good trip to Vancouver. It's quit raining here this afternoon so I hope that's true where you are traveling, too.
Patty, Glad you got to walk outside a bit. You will probably get snow that stays around soon enough.
Sarah, all the ground was covered with the snow, but it melted by mid afternoon.
Just took a walk out back, and only 1 Ash tree down. That was the one that I heard with the loud crack crack...I wonder why I didn't feel it when it hit the ground. It was one big tree...maybe because of the wind, who knows... Patty
Do you remember how many times Oregonians defeated measures to have Daylight Savings time?
There was eventually a law passed that prohibited putting something on the ballot more than four times. Still somehow the proponents of daylight time prevailed yet again and we had daylight time.
I agree with you. Daylight time is a pain in the neck. I don't like switching my circadian rhythm every few months. I don't feel good when those changes occur. I think it would be far better just to leave the clock on Standard Time. Lets face it, the cows still have to be milked at the same time of day, no matter what the clocks say.
I particularly object to switching times because as a school bus driver I saw the effect on the children. I don't think they can learn a whole lot right after a time change. They become logy and cross. Their bodies don't like that change. Upsetting one's circadian rhythm is not a healthy thing to do.
I am headed for Vancouver, WA today. First I am going to make some thoroughly decadent French Toast. I buy 40% heavy cream and let it stand in the carton for weeks, (it won't spoil) then I cut or spoon the top part of the cream off and mix it with eggs and cinnamon. I purchase and thick slice French Bread the day before I mix up the cream. Spray a baking dish and lay the slices of bread in the dish. Pour the cream mixture over and bake until the cream is thoroughly set and hopefully the toast has turned golden.
I serve with butter and brown sugar, but many other toppings can be used. It is delicious and as I said extremely decadent.
Still in rain mode here. I went to a TOPS officers workshop yesterday out of town so that took up a lot of the day. Good information and I was happy to hear the theme for 2013/14 plus the new book being available after the first of the year.
This morning is church and then the women's group is putting on a special fall program his evening. After church I will stop at the store for sandwich fixings for the event. This will be a fun time of music and testimonies and lots of good Scandinavian goodies afterwards - so I'm thinking "moderation" today.
Good morning girls, Overcast day here, and in the low 40's . Typical November here in Michigan.
Judy, all that humidity makes me hurt more too, especially in the summer, with the combo of the heat and humidity. Praying for your new apartment.
I too am praying for Glenna. The longest we have been without power was last spring, when we had that horrific snow storm. Dropping over 2 feet of heavy snow overnight. Power was down for 5 days. People 8 miles south, and 30 miles north, did not lose their power. Thankfully we had the wood stove, and the top of my gas stove for food. There is an artesian well in our little town about 2 miles away. We were only a little bit effected. mainly needed to get water twice a day for drinking and flushing the toilet... That was at the same time as that tornado in Joplin Missouri, so there were no broadcasts about it, naturally, because the tornado was sooooooooooo very much worse than a blizzard.
I made goulash last night. It is so good. Have enough for 2 more meals of it, by them we will get tired of it...lol
How was yesterday?
did you move? no
did you drink your water? yes
did you stick to your lifestyle way of eating? yes
My weight is back down after going off Atkins. I half expected to have gained 5 pounds, but only gained 3, and it is back down to 187 this morning. My last low was 186.8, so almost where I was at my last low...woohoo
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