from Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
"I ran my palm over my forehead. A major storm front of a headache was moving in. A migraine monsoon."
from Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
" Cat's don't care if you speak with your mouth full. A character trait I much admire."
Currently reading Strong Conviction by Trevor Scott.
I've got a blank page staring at me while I stare at it. Do pages actually stare? Or do they just sit there waiting to be written or drawn upon? We'll never really know.
I don't have thoughts to share. Nothing deep and meaningful anyway. I've had three or four days of knowing Thursday is coming and I need to write something, but I've come up empty.
I can tell you that a couple of days ago I saw a woman on TV showing off a tomato that grew in her yard, (I think, or maybe it came in a box of tomatoes she bought, I don't pay a lot of attention to TV), it was bright red and shaped exactly like a rubber ducky. And about the same size as one of those little bathtub toys too. Maybe a little larger, it sat on the palm of her hand.
I'll mention the McCains frozen Tuna Mornay meal I ate recently, I heated it in the microwave of course, eating it still frozen is out of the question. Usually I heat these and eat them straight from the little plastic container, but on that day, I scooped the food onto a dinner plate and was a little shocked at how large the serving is. It covered the plate.
I mixed in the broccoli I'd microwaved, because Tuna Mornay in a box doesn't have any greens, and then I ate it. As I scraped the plate clean, I wondered how many of these had I eaten through the winter? Not too many, but at that size, certainly too much too often. No wonder my jeans don't fit!
Here's a dilemma. Do I eat them less often? Or do I heat and eat half the serving, leaving half for the next day? Do these frozen meals keep well in the fridge once they've been heated? I'm going to have to try it and find out.
You may have seen yesterday's surprise post about my new speakers. I bought them last Friday. The built in speakers in my laptop sound okay, the sound is a bit thin, not quite tinny, at least I can hear them, but I watch movies and TV shows via laptop occasionally, it has a CD/DVD player, and I wanted a better sound. So off I went to Dick Smith in the city, okay I was already in the city and made a split second executive decision... and searched the shelves for external speakers. Walked through the store three times without seeing any, then asked an assistant, who pointed out an entire shelf of them right next to the service counter. (*~*)
I chose the set pictured in yesterday's post, they're 23cm high and 9cm wide, so small enough to not take up too much room and they look nice. I'd been thinking that I'd spend about $30 or so, well as it turns out, speakers are a bit more expensive, but the budget was already blown out so I went ahead and paid $69.98 for them. And I'm glad I did. I've been watching episodes of The Blacklist and the sound from these speakers makes me feel like I'm in a movie theatre. The box advertised 'Rich Stereo Sound with Deep Bass' and it certainly does have that. Listening to the songs on my I-Tunes list is a much better experience now too. All up - well worth the budget blow out.
Today, the budget is taking another hit. A small one. I'm off to Ikea for a "multi-use hanger". It has a hook like a regular hanger, attached are rows of circles to hang things like scarves or belts. I'll take photos when I get home and show it to you.I'm going to hang my scarves and free up some drawer space which will then get stuffed with something else.
Staging the Holiday
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