Since I missed a day of writing, I feel as if today is Thursday. Nope – it’s Friday and time for trivial matters.
Weather: After suffering through that blast of early summer, things have cooled off since Tuesday night. The sun is still shining brilliantly, but the temps have gone down to the 60s and 70s. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could bottle it and use it when things get hot again! Unfortunately, we need rain badly. Things (like part of our front lawn) are drying up. I hate to keep using the sprinklers because we may go into a drought if we don’t soon get rain. They’re predicting some showers over the weekend, but that may be it for a while. I want to do a rain dance!
Solution, cont.: When I wrote yesterday about solving my dilemma, I forgot to mention the powder room in the salon. It is so tiny and cramped, and it’s difficult for me to maneuver in there. It’s probably no more than 3.5 feet square – no lie! The john is on one wall with a curio rack above it and a waste basket beside it. The opposite wall holds a sink that literally abuts the john. The paper towel roll is on the wall next to it, and a mirror runs the length of the wall. I used to really struggle in there, but again, a problem was solved – this time by my stylist. She opened the door, turned on the light and helped me in. What a doll. Once in there, I could minimize my movements a lot. Problem solved!
Dinner: We went to Belgium for the boys’ Wednesday night dinner. I found a recipe that looked like beef stew, but the subtle differences gave it a whole new taste! I did it in the slow cooker to save time, and I can’t begin to describe that delicious aroma. The beef is simmered in beer and broth with onions, carrots, and celery. Then tomato paste, thyme, caraway seeds, garlic, salt, and pepper are added. You were also supposed to add bay leaves, but I was out of them. It simmered for six hours, and I served it over wide noodles. The boys had seconds and took some home. For dessert, I made chocolate croissants from crescent rolls and drizzled salted caramel sauce on the top. Another successful culinary trip!
Designing Woman: I’m thinking of making some new summer shirts. I saw some plain tees and polos on sale, and I might snatch a few. Since the tees are so plain, I want to iron on some designs. I have a packet of stationery that one of my students gave me, (yes, I still have so many gifts left,) and the folder they came in has a pretty design on it. I’ll scan the photo, tweak it in my Print Shop, and print it on fabric transfer paper. I’m thinking brown design on tan shirt. I’d also like floral on yellow, shells on aqua, and an anchor on navy. I’ll see how far this goes.
Meds: I no longer take MS meds, but I do take others. My morning ‘cocktail’ consists of a multi vitamin, vitamin D, omega 3, allergy tabs, and a baby aspirin. That last one is a bugger, though. It thins my blood and causes it not to clot. That’s a good thing in my arteries, but yesterday I cut my leg a little, and I could not stanch the bleeding. I’d hate to see what would happen with a larger wound! I also want to try a new OTC potion for bladder control. I wear myself out running to the loo, and I just want to find something to help.
Nothing new with books or TV at this point, and that’s all I’ve got for now.