Thursday Thoughts

Not-So-Frightful Weather
Well, while it was quite cold yesterday, the heavy snow that the local weather teams predicted never quite materialized. Late in the afternoon, there was maybe an inch-and-a-half to shovel. Even the temps didn’t get down as low as was predicted (though I’m not sure that there is a heck of a lot of difference between 7 degrees and 15 degrees. Nevertheless, Bill worked in his office all day wearing a warm vest, and finally came out late in the afternoon and said, “I’m pretty sure my office is the coldest place in the house.” So we did something we haven’t done in a long time: we lit a fire in the fireplace.

I finished another book yesterday in my frantic attempt to read all of the library books that had been on hold and became available all at once. At the end of the book that I read, which was a mystery novel — most recent in a lengthy series that takes place in LA and features a detective named Harry Bosch — my book told me that Amazon had a television series available that was based on these books. I’m not even sure that I knew that Amazon produced television programs, but I think many companies now are in the TV business. Anyway, because I am a member of Amazon Prime, this program is available to me for free. So I figured out how I could watch it on my iPad, but now I need to figure out how to get it transferred to my TV so that Bill can also watch. My high-tech brain should be able to figure it out exactly never. I’ll put Bill on it!

Christmastime is Here
christms-cookie-ingredientsI have made a couple of steps towards doing some Christmas baking. I always do a couple of kinds of cookies. In the past, I have also done Almond Roca, but I think that’s a no-go this year because of my blasted low-fiber diet. It’s true that I could make it for others to enjoy, but Almond Roca happens to be one of those things that I can’t leave alone. Sorry friends and family. Yesterday I began my baking by making biscotti dipped in chocolate (and try finding a nutless recipe for biscotti!). I plan on baking some more cookies today, since the weather remains chilly…..


At my request, Bill bought me a projection clock radio for my birthday. And also at my request, he gave it to me early. I don’t know if you’ve seen these things, but we first saw one at our daughter Heather’s house in VT. The time is projected onto the ceiling, allowing you to know what time it is any time of the night without having to turn and look at the clock, or lift your head to see the time across the room. I absolutely love it! I wake up somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 times a night, and I always have to look at the time to see if it is even marginally reasonable for me to awaken. So this makes it easy for me to see the time. What will they think of next?