Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Check the Freezer!

I thought we wouldn't need to make dressing because we had some in the freezer. I checked and we had one container of dressing and three of eggplant parmigiana. Glad I checked!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Our Thanksgiving Menu

I made a menu and asked Larry what he thought. He changed it a little but decreased the amount of money and work so I'm glad I asked. As of right now, we are having chicken and dressing (only two of us so no turkey), ham, candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked beans, turnip greens, jello salad, ambrosia, Pound cake, mincemeat pie, and rolls. We will have leftovers:) But not so many as if I'd chosen a huge ham and a whole turkey.

Sunday, November 19, 2017


I talked to the guy who is going to repair my car today. He said he will go to get the hood tomorrow. I don't know if he'll start work tomorrow, but at least it will be that far along. I told him I dreamed that he got a neon green one. He laughed and said he will paint the hood to match the car and buff it out until it matches the red that has been on the car for several years:)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sharpe's Honor

I read the series several years ago, but then the series was televised in such a mish-mash of the plots, that I lost interest. Now I'm going back through them. For a while audible didn't have the beginning books so I didn't try to get them. But this time when I looked, most of the titles are there. The books are really good historical novels with good character development.

Friday, November 17, 2017


I ran out of spaghetti sauce before I ran out of noodles so I opened a jar of Bartolli Alfredo sauce, nuked it, and sliced cherry tomatoes on it. Better than tossing the rest of the noodles!

Cultural and Social Expectations

I've been watching a bunch of sexual harassment allegations shown on television. The thing is, over the years men expect the power of their positions to serve as a voucher of their worth. Their looks aren't an issue. For women, good looks are the same. Smart women are denigrated. Forceful women are termed bitches. The "cute girls" expect to have their way. Now, after having traded on their looks for years, they whine about it. To say somebody had a nonconsensual sexual relationship with someone in a position of power decades afterwards, seems weak to me. They were afraid to complain at the time because they were not relying on their worth in the first place, but their looks. I liked Condoleezza Rice because she didn't try to be one of the "cute ones." I'm not saying that if a woman dresses attractively she is "asking for it." I'm saying if she relies on her looks for advancement, she shouldn't complain later. If someone is groped and shrieks with an embarrassed overreaction, that person will think twice about doing it again. If that is the stance of the woman, she'll have to make sure she doesn't do anything she can be called on because she won't be cut any slack. Also, looking the person dead in the eye and asking where the sexual harassment papers are kept is usually enough to let the lecher know you don't want to play. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dry Eyes

I went back to my opthamologist today because my eyes were burning and bloodshot. He said it isn't a result of the cataract surgery or inflammation, but is dry eye and use some drops for three weeks and then come back. It was a relief to know I don't have an infection. I told him I couldn't see how I could have dry eyes when my eyes were watering profusely. He said good tears have a little oil. Degraded tears are just salty and the eyes feel like something is in them, gritty, and burning. Well, that describes how they felt so I guess he's right.