Dreamer’s World November 24, 2019 – My Mimosa

The “holiday season“ is officially here. The proof came last when Hal and I went to our neighborhood supermarket to get some groceries. The first clue that things were out of control was the overcrowded parking lot. Thankfully, we found a spot in the underground parking garage so we avoided the rain and drizzle that seemed absolutely essential to complete this task. 

     Of course, the store was extremely crowded, even for a dreary Saturday night. I decided that our trip for just a few items was changing into a trip to get everything I could think of to prepare some special meals for Thanksgiving week. I was not going to fight crowds which would only get worse for things later when I could get them while already at the store. 

     The first item on my new list was some chicken breasts. I got a set of 8 , individually sealed, and my plan is from r half of them to go into the Instant Pot and the other half I will cook in the oven. I have never had any really good luck with cooking a turkey, so I stopped trying years ago. In addition to the chicken breasts I also got some chicken flavored stuffing to make and some corn and beans to prepare as well.

    The next stop was the produce section, where I got 3 onions to divide between the Instant Pot and the other half of the chicken, where raw onion is a side item according to personal taste (hint – I love them). I also got 2 bunches of asparagus to steam on the stove for either chicken dish, some mushrooms for the Instant Pot chicken, as well as a large Green Pepper also for the Instant Pot chicken.

    Of course, I stopped at the spice section and got salt and pepper, because I always run out at the most inconvenient times. Some instant potatoes, because with all the other cooking I will be doing I don’t need another task with preparing whole potatoes. Two bottles of barbecue sauce for the chicken I will make in the oven in order to properly marinate the chicken before cooking, and I felt like I was doing with shopping.

    As I began to make my way towards the checkout, I realized that I had forgotten something that I decided would be a great addition at home. I needed orange juice because orange juice is very healthy. Then I decided that I needed something to go with the orange juice. Champagne, of course!

M-m-m-my Mimosa

Dreamer’s World November 19, 2019 -Clarity


There are days when the world and everything in it seem so fuzzy. Nothing appears clearly. This morning was one of those times. I took Hal (person) to the Metro since he was leaving for two days in order to visit some of his relatives out of town. It was still dark when I got home, but soon after sunrise, this is the view that greeted me outside.

Google Keep For Blogging?

Google Keep For Blogging?

I often find myself wondering about the weirdest things when I am going through a sleepless night. Thoughts of updating my tech toys have been on my mind for a while, so I find myself looking at alternatives to the writing tools I currently use to see if I can just change those writing tools rather than buying new tech gear altogether.

On the agenda for this blog entry is Google Keep, an often overlooked little app that does allow direct sharing to WordPress without having to resort to all sorts of creative shortcuts. Thus, Google Keep meets my first requirement for ease of use and simplicity.

Formatting in Google Keep is very basic. There really isn’t a way to personalize using fonts, for example, so this means I can’t use my beloved Comic Sans font 😤 but life is all about adapting to change.