Monday night we had our weekly pot luck dinner. We don't seriously coordinate the dishes, we just make sure someone is bringing the entree and the dessert. Everyone else then just brings whatever they want. Monday we had ribs and rum cake with ganache. The sides were: deviled eggs, sauteed broccoli with pine nuts, black beans with brown rice and shredded cabbage as a garnish, a couple salads and cornbread. Now does anyone see a trend there? Eggs, beans, broccoli, AND cabbage.
OK, I went light on everything. However, yesterday as I drove to work, I began feeling a bit nauseated as I was just a few blocks from the Gallery. I had felt sorta achy all morning, but no stomach distress. So I walked into the Gallery and announced that I was going home to work because I didn't feel right. Got some materials I needed and went home.
At home, I just went to bed for a while, and when I woke I felt OK, but a bit "flat," as in no energy, and just out of step with the world. But not nauseated. I don't know what it was, but it passed quickly. I suppose it could have even been just tiredness.
After I woke, I sat at the table and got most of the work done. When Gail got home from work she offered to make dinner. I was prepared to do hamburger steaks and mac and cheese, but she had picked up some potato salad at the deli on the way home so we scrapped the M & C. She asked if smothering the meat with onions sounded good, and it did. I also suggested some mushrooms with it. Yum! And she set about making dinner.
While the steaks were simmering with the thickening, we watched TV. Gail checked it on commercials, and after about ten or fifteen minutes she said, "Hmmm. It doesn't seem to be getting any thicker." She walked over to the pantry shelf and picked up a glass canister and said, "This is flour, right?"
Uh-oh. I didn't think it was. I was pretty sure it was powdered sugar. She tasted it. It was. So we poured that off, started over on the thickening with flour from the big ziplock bag marked "FLOUR," and hoped for the best. LOL! It really wasn't bad. A little of the sweetness remained, but not enough to be as icky as it sounds. And Gail said, "This gives you something to blog about," so I am!!
Did you hear the news about Verizon's answer to the iPhone? I'm a Macintosh person. Apple the whole way. But when Apple made the insane decision to join exclusively with AT&T on the iPhone, I croaked. AT&T sucks. It has for a long time. I won't cross the line and use them. So I was hoping for a response from Verizon. Yay, Verizon!! Now I just hope the new toy will play nicely with my Macintosh. Why can't we all just get along??? (Are any of you old enough to understand that phrase?)
OK, since I'm in such a good mood today, being well and all that, I've already given you a bonus of comics, so how 'bout a great video? I just got this this morning from a friend, and his comment is perfect ... "This kid deserves an Oscar!" Oh, yeah, he does! Enjoy!!
And have a beautiful day, because.....
Life is beautiful!!!