Respite with a Lovely Dinner Followed by the Detention Center with Picard

January 22 2020

First respite in our new place. Had a lovely dinner of salad and mashed red potatoes, alongside a soft, mouthwatering piece of garlic naan.

Lillian left this afternoon to spend a few days with The Romano Duo. Yay for her! Yay for me! Yay for Thomas!

I’ve helped Thomas hang a few treasures on his wall. Now I’m off to have a long hot soak in an epsom salt bath. Ahhhhhhh … 🛀💙

January 23 2020

Day 2 of respite – Toured the Washoe County Detention Center, bought toilet paper and bread, answered questions for a book blogger who will blog about me and the latest book, went for a walk, hung more treasures on Thomas’s wall, and signed up for a free trial on CBS Access just so I could watch this.

I haven’t watched TV or a television series since 2008. The free trial is only for 7 days so I won’t be watching further episodes …. for now. I think I’ve had a very interesting (weird??) day!! Ha!

March 8, 2020 Update – After the free trial, I got notice that Amazon was offering a free trial also. Signed up for that and got to watch the second episode. Due to a mix up and error on Amazon’s part (charged me during the free trial – so gave me a free week or two), I got to watch more episodes. I’m committed until the end now! HA! I think there are 3 episodes left for the season. It’s been nostalgic and wonderful to watch Patrick Stewart in this role again, along with the guest appearances by other cast members.

Radishes With a Side of Salad With Visions of Apple Cranberry Pie

December 24 2019:

Lunch today. Oh, that was good! Love radishes. Yum!

December 30 2019:

It is done. The Meeting the Authors website is back up … after 4 days of phone calls and frustration. You know, if you call a place every day and get a different person every time, you finally hit the jackpot of someone who takes the time to help you (well almost) … as I had to figure out the last step on my own, and it worked completely by accident.

I’ve just had a lovely piece of apple cranberry pie, topped with vanilla bean ice cream. Now I shall take the rest of the night off after I give Lillian a Reiki session.

January 4 2020:

All kitchen boxes have been unpacked. Treated myself to a lovely, generous salad.

Vegan Eats: Solid Maple Butter With Leftovers

November 3 2019:

That. Was satisfying. Yummy breakfast of a pancake with solid maple butter (solid maple syrup). Alongside skillet fried baby potatoes, yellow squash, sweet onion, scallions, tomatoes, garlic, and arugula, topped with cilantro.

November 10 2019:

Saturday night pizza! A photo of the pizza toppings this time. Missing the garlic as I took this before I diced it. Can’t wait for the leftovers!

Volunteering with Treats

October 7 2019:

Thomas and I volunteered at The Humane Society this morning. Helped decorate for Halloween and visited the cats a bit. Thomas took the photo of the sleeping cat.

October 12 2019:

Afternoon treat courtesy of my mom. She brought treats when she picked up Lillian for respite on Wednesday! Vegan Neapolitan cupcake! Yum!

The Best Ever Pizza with These Wonderful Things Called Teeth While Packing the Dishwasher

August 18 2019:

Yummy homemade pizza for dinner last night (except for the crust). Drizzled olive oil on the crust, then smeared a bit of creamy fiesta cashew dip, followed by a sauce of marina mixed with a spicy green herbal sauce. Topped with crimini mushrooms, green and kalamata olives, sweet onion, artichoke hearts, and sugar plum tomatoes. With a yummy side salad and washed down with a bottle of Virgil’s Rootbeer. Incredibly delicious and satisfying!

August 26 2019:

Have you ever been flossing your teeth, your fingernail snags what you think may be a side filling on one of your lower molars, and it falls off in your mouth? And it does this on the eve of paying off the huge dental bill and work you had done 6 months ago? (This is a different tooth, different side. Not the one just worked on.)

That may have happened to me last night. I thought I’d be in tremendous pain when I brushed my teeth or tried to eat. Not yet … Hmmm … I may find out just how tough I am … These things called teeth are interesting creatures … Still smiling …. Oddly weird, yet, it did not hurt and still doesn’t hurt … pray that the pain gods continue to keep the pain away!

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August 28 2019:

Packing the contents of the dishwasher …. What one uses the dishwasher for when not used for washing dishes. Perfect storage cabinet for lightbulbs, LEGO boxes, and an iron. Got to improvise when 3 people live in a 1 bedroom, 1 bath and those who shall remain unnamed wish to keep the empty LEGO boxes! And for some unknown reason one has a surplus of 100 watt light bulbs.

 

Record Views with a Side of Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

August 4 2019:

Something really cool happened on Friday, 8.2, with the Meeting the Authors website. Record views for a single day had been 100 from when the website launched about 3 months ago. On Friday, views reached 109! Screenshot shows 103. I forgot to take another before going to bed.

August 6 2019:

My new favorite cheese! It’s called Violife and I made creamy macaroni and cheese with the smoked provolone. Can’t wait to try the other flavors.