Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Well, Duh!

As you know I am an avid watcher of ABC daytime soaps.  I have watched them since I was a teen and we have a real love/hate relationship in sometimes I love them and sometimes I hate them.
Recently, they just make me laugh.  This one girl was trotting around undercover in these 6" heels and she had to hurry to get away so she climbed out on the hotel balcony and jumped.  It was on the first floor so no big deal, right?  Yoohoo, Greenlee, You are wearing spike heels.  Guess what?  She fell.  Guess what, sprained her ankle.  Really?  She couldn't have figured that out and taken off the damn shoes??
Michael Nouri is on board at AMC and he is laughable too.  He is a giant of a guy and they are trying to pair him up with Erica Kane who is about as big as a second.  I saw her on Rachel Ray once and she made that little girl look like a giant so you can imagine the coupling of Erica and Caleb(ie Michael Nouri)  SO he doesn't have to do anything to look silly-I just laugh at the sight of them together..every day...every time they are together.
On One Life to Live, the twin girls are having babies and neither of them knows for sure who the father is. The one twin might be expecting the baby of her sister's fiance.  So anyway, this other character, Marty, finds out that the one twin is lying about the paternity of her kid so since she was pregnant by possible father #2 and lost that baby, she is now out to get Natalie.  Well, no duh.  Oh yes, and her son just got carted off to prison for ten years.  Now why she should be bitter is beyond me!!!(just kidding)
We also got a new resident bad guy....the dad from Dawson's Creek.....I know, I laughed out loud too.  Wasn't Dawson's dad like perfect?  Well, now he's perfectly bad.  He is so funny.  He is like a roller coaster ride, up and down, jovial and full of violence and you never know what you're going to get.  Or he could be all those things in the space of a minute.  I laugh every time he is on screen.
So I bet you're thinking I am having a whale of a time watching right now.  You'd be right about that.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Time is Relative

This past week went by in a flurry of activity.  Monday I had lunch with friends, Tuesday my annual mammogram, Wednesday book club, Thursday Dr. appointment and Friday lunch and shopping with sis.
I could hardly remember my schedule!  I had to write down reminders for the appts.
This coming week is going to be pretty quiet.  Going out with sis on Thursday and going to my niece's school on Friday for Grandfriends day.
But as I wonder how fast the week went, I have to say WHAT HAPPENED TO OCTOBER?????
It was here and gone in a flash.  Time is supposed to be a constant but it seems to me that someone cranked it up during the last month.  Time seems to ebb and flow rather than tick on as the clocks in my house would have you believe.  Speaking of those clocks, no two of them say the same time.  They are always close but not the same.  I try to sync them but someone has to be resetting them when I'm not here...probably Old Father Time. He doesn't seem to have very much to do these days as you hardly ever hear about him.
November is flashing by too.  In less than a couple of weeks it will be Thanksgiving and then the slippery slope to Christmas.  There is more than a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, isn't there???  Sometimes it doesn't seem like it.
As screwed up as I am  about time, the stores around here are worse.  They have their Christmas decorations up.  Some had them before Halloween. Maybe they are giving people time to know, a little at a time. I know times are tough but ramping up the timeline isn't going to fix that.
One radio station is even playing All Christmas music ALL the time already.  It started Monday!  What are they, nuts?  If you listened to that all the time, you'd go stark raving mad before you could even unwrap your presents!
Remember when you were a kid how it seemed like Christmas would never get here?  Or the summer stretched out in sultry, sunny days forever?  What happened to that feeling?  I don't think modern kids even get that feeling anymore.
They say time is on your side.  Well, I hope it's true because it seems like time is "slipping into the future"!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cheese Souffle

Cheese souffle was my favorite meal growing up.  It is a mix of cheddar cheese sauce and whipped up egg whites.  I hadn't made one in years but I was determined to make it for my birthday on Saturday.  You can't really buy it anywhere and I don't know of a restaurant around here that has it.
It isn't easy but it isn't hard either.  Just messy and time consuming.
I got the great idea to make the cheese sauce ahead of time and that turned out to be a great idea.  I needed eight egg whites but I lost count so I might have used ten.  It seemed a little airier than usual.
My biggest problem came because I wanted to increase the recipe by a third.  OMG, I could hardly remember the math to convert it.  I had paper and pencil and I think I even tried to pull my hair out at one point.  I finally remembered how to convert 1/3 of something measured in fourths.  I had to rack my brain though.
It was yummy!  It took longer to cook than I thought and it got a little overdone on top but it was still yummy.
A lot of people thought I was nuts to make my own birthday dinner but not me.  I wanted to do it.  I wanted my sis to remember having it as a kid and my kids to eat something that I loved as a child.  DH and my bro in law are good sports and will try anything once!
We took a picture of it when it was done but I haven't downloaded it into the computer yet so I will try to find a pic of one to share on the Internet.  Be right back!

That's close enough.   Mmmmm, cheesey! Try making something from your childhood for your birthday dinner.  It makes you feel all warm inside.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Tomorrow I will be 61 years young.  I feel better than I have in my whole life even with the little aches and pains that plague us all as we age.
 I have a happy family and a DH.  I told my husband we are like cheese and sour cream.  They are in the same family, are totally different from each other but they go together well!  That's us in a nutshell.
I have a sister with whom I am close and we like to do a lot of the same things.  We have fun shopping and eating at our favorite tea room.  And believe me, we can shop anywhere!   Once we spent hours in Lowes--really!
I have good friends too.  Some of them are long time friends and some are newer friends.  Some live near me and some are far away and I barely get to see them.  But we keep in touch thanks to email. 
I don't even look too bad.  Oh, I am getting wrinkles and jowls but my eyes and bright and my smile is genuine.  I don't even look that bad in my driver's license picture.  When the guy took it he told me he would take it again if I wanted.  I would have done it too if he had a camera that made me look 20 years younger and 20 pounds thinner!!  So I just kept the first one because with my luck the second one would have been worse than the first!
Some people bemoan their age but I am trying to embrace it.  I hope I have a little more wisdom and a little more understanding and tolerance since I am older.  I try to, I really do.
As I sit here typing this, my heart is beating steadily, I have a healthy breakfast in my stomach and I am about to go out with my sis and tomorrow I will make cheese souffle for my family and we will drink raspberry champagne and eat cake.
What more could a girl ask for?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Moving On

There has been a gigantic moving van parked on the street across from my house for two days now.  Yesterday, I saw it arrive and I saw it slow down to a stop. I saw a guy driving it.  Then nothing....all day. Nobody returned to it or opened it let alone pack it up.  Finally at about three o'clock someone put one of those little glow in the dark triangles behind the truck.
It sat there all night.
Today, it is open.  There is nothing in it yet and it's almost 2:30.  There are like two boxes.  Nobody's front door is open and nobody is carrying things out of their garage. There's no ramp down to get into the back of the truck.
I don't know who's moving. I am guessing the people across the street because that house has been moved in and out of about 5 or 6 times in the last twenty years. But I'm just guessing.  There hasn't been any activity to make me suspect I'm right.
Now if I was moving I sure wouldn't want the moving van sitting in front of my house for two days without making any progress.
Hey, I just thought of this. What if the family is gone and the movers are just hanging out in the house for a little vacay??  Now that would be funny.  Oh well, I'm sure they will be travelling on their way soon.
Speaking of traveling, did you see the film of the lady in some really old film with a cell phone?  She is a suspected time traveler.   Now you know, if I was in charge of the time travel team, the first person I would send out would be an old lady!  You know how accurate they are and they always call you "dearie."
Taking my tongue out of my cheek, I have to say I want to believe it. I want to think that my grand kids can call me on their cells after I am gone and just talk to me like I am now.  How cool would that be?  Or even great grand kids?  You could get to know them even though you are really dead.  I'm liking this idea more and more.
I don't really think you can time travel and I'm pretty sure that cell phones won't work through the time portal and by the time there is time travel, the cell phone will be as outdated as that recent film clip of the time traveler!

PS  If you haven't seen the time traveler, just look on Youtube, I'm sure it's there.