So, has anybody noticed the changes around here? Just the look of the blog has changed. It’s as easy as one-click and you can change your look here at JournalScape, which is one reason I love it here. As opposed to when I was at WordPress where it got so darn complicated to do ANYthing, I just had to leave.
I have been very happy with JournalScape for the past 2-3 years I’ve been here. I don’t do any of that social networking but for some reason, the other day, I got it into my head to try signing up for FaceBook. Big mistake.
As usual, I could not figure out how it all worked. I have never participated in it before and I got past the part where they want you to choose a user name, but when I went to go back and do that, I couldn’t find the way back. I got so frustrated that I decided I’d get the heck out of that place for good and I deleted my account.
I guess once you are “in” something, you can never really get “out” totally.
So even though I am not in Facebook any longer, that little link to FaceBook has started appearing here on my blog page! I don’t want it there. I emailed the man at JournalScape (Kenny) to ask if I could get it removed. He said there wasn’t a way to do that as of yet, but that if it were necessary, he would maybe find a way. I told him not to go to all that trouble just for me. So I guess I’m stuck with it. See it over there? In the left-hand column? I hope it won’t cause any havoc with my blog. I am not on Facebook, just for the record, so don’t go looking there for me.
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It’s nearing Thanksgiving in our neck of the world. I have 12 days to think of, obtain, and prepare dinner for that day. Just to firm things up with the in-laws, I asked Paul to mention it to his folks last night when he visited them and they said they would “discuss it and get back to him.”
Well kiss my grits!
I may just cancel the invite now! I realize they are over 90 and mobility is an issue with Dad. But that throws a wrench in my schedule for planning what to buy and what to prepare. If it’s just the two of us, hell, I’ll cook a normal sized dinner and call it a day. I’m not in love with holidays anyway. I wish there would be designated every other year that had no holidays in it. Just weekends for working folks. For retired folks, every day is a weekend day and I am enjoying that little perk now. But for the work-a-day world of people, weekends are very important. OK. Weekends off, but no holidays for the whole year. Every other year.
Anyone in favor, raise their hands.
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I saw Anne Burrell cook her “Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast” today on the Food Network. I want to do that! Well, I don’t WANT to DO it, but I want to eat that. There were a lot of ingredients, one of which, the mushrooms, can’t happen here as Paul hates them. I printed out her recipe and there is a total of 20 ingredients, including the “shrooms.” It took 2 8×10 pages to print out this recipe too.
Hmmm. Is that a good idea for a person who can’t stand up long enough to prepare a quickie meal and has to do the whole thing from a kitchen stool? Not sure about this. I may alter the recipe to fit my abilities. Just a tad. Actually a lot. I like the idea of the Italian sausage in the stuffing, though.
Then Anne also made a “Sweet Potato Casserole” which I also printed out and which seems fairly easy. It has cooked mashed sweet potatoes in the bottom and a topping that includes oatmeal, brown sugar, butter and chopped walnuts. Kind of like a crumble only without apple and with sweet potato instead. Sounds yummy to me.
Paul doesn’t like sweet potatoes, though.
I suppose I could use butternut squash instead of sweet potato. He loves that.
Whatever happens, it will come, and it will go, and we’ll all probably live to see another day.
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Well, the bread (in the breadmaker) is calling me, by way of it’s delicious aroma downstairs, so I need to go down and pop it out of the machine. It’s Paul’s bread actually. Between his cookies, the dogs’ cookies, his homemade granola, and his homemade bread that I have to make every week, it’s just a good thing I have more free time lately. I don’t mind so much doing these things for him any more like I did when I had to get lots of work done, too.
So, what are YOU doing/cooking for Thanksgiving? Anything special you can share?