OK, 8:30 a.m. Morning Routine almost done, no Shower yet, that's the Finale...
But I had some more of my Christmas Fruitcake, seems better every Day, just slice off the overdone top
Now thinking, wish I could finish my Year 2017 Video, but I still have 16 Days to go
I do have the Finale just about done and it finishes with a Big Bang! Happy New Year!
Was just looking at some of my Photos, thought I looked a bit older in my T-Day Photo with Pat
So I took another Photo Wednesday and looks to me like I am recovering a bit now
And on to seek my fortune, only won $10 which is a $10 loss, just where is that elusive big one?
Couldn't think of anything much to do for Thursday, I did work on my Video a little
The Hospital Video I had included had a couple parts in it that needed editing, I did that
Then on to another just this and that Day with nothing to write Home about, Ho Hum once more
And it doesn't look like so far I have any ideas for Friday or the Weekend
Whatever did I find to do last Winter to keep me from going completely stir crazy?
Someone once said 'Write a Book'... Well I have my Life History on my Web site already
But it will die with me when I stop paying my ISP for the Web Site...
Anyway... I am writing a Photo Book Video of about all the stuff I did in the last Year
And that should be more than enough for any and all that I know...<>
Then she worked on me for over an hour! Some new kind of buzzing water pick for removing scale
And then some regular scraping after that, finally she was done and the Dentist came in, poked around a little
He decided I needed a couple of Crowns, how will I pay for that, my Dental Plan with him was ezhausted
So I need to renew a plan in January and figure out how I am going to pay for that too
Finally back home at 10:30, where did all that time go? Well she was kind of slow, doncha know
And on to the rest of that warmer and Sunny Day, where to go for Lottos, the Fast Stop is about due
So I trotted down to the Fast Stop, traded in a $5 Tucket, gave Navru a $20 Bill and bought 5 more tickets
Won back $20 so that left a $5 loss for the Day, and then off to another not much going on Afternoon
Pretty much just idled through the Afternoon and Evening, just the usual boring finsh for the Day
TV News, Snacks, then Movies and then off to bed, ho hum another Day gone...
So what's the Weather like for my Trip? Don't have to leave until about 10 a.m.
Ohhhh, colder out there this Morning... Only 23 degrees at 6:30 a.m. and a top of only 42
Oh well, the Heater in the Blazer still works
So, left at 10 a.m. Arrived 10:30 and checked in, filled out their Paper, called in by the Nurse
She took my BP, and is was 129, just great, as it has been lately... then wait for the Doctor
Doctor comes in, checks his Laptop, asks some questions, gives his opinion, next the Shot
In comes the Nurse with the huge Needle and Syringe... Drop you pants and bend over
A wipe with some Alcohol, a squeeze on my butt Cheek and blip, hardly felt it... And all over
On with the Band Aid and headed for home, Doc says we can skip the next Shot, just check the PSA
Back home some time after 11 a.m. What's next... go get some Lottos at the Price Chopper
Adding to the rest of my bad Lotto Luck this Month, only a $5 Win
No other plans so I burned a DVD of my 2017 Video with what I had done so far, and found some more errors
And an idea for adding a few more things, so back to the Editor to work on them
Then I added another short Christmas Video, getting close to a finish, just will add what event shows up now
See what happems in the Twelve Days before Christmas and the Five Days until New Years Eve after that
Then on into the rest of the Day, on the Menu some of that Beef Stew in the Freezer and a couple Movies
That finished up a pretty fair but again boring Day for Tuesday
Did my Morning Couputer Routine and then happened to check the 'Old Chair' Video I made earlier
Did it with the Web Cam in my front Window and it had no Subtitles so I re-edited the Video and added some
Gives a bit more info as who it was and what was going on, then rendered and replaced the old Video on Vimeo
And off to the Price Chopper again to find my Fortune and it turned out to be Two $10 Wins, even up
So not happy with that, back down to the Fast Stop... Navru was outside of his Cashier cage
As I walked in he walked over and gave me a big Hug like he did when he picked up the Old Chair
I guess he likes me... or is that a Uzbekistan Custom?... Buddy Hugs? Anyway, made me feel good
So I only won $5 there, what's a Buddy Hug worth?, can't buy Lottos with it
On to the Day, got to thinking about my Christmas Fruit Cake, that stuff is good, why wait?
And I wanted some Flour Tortillas too to make Burritos out of my Beef Chili and Pico de Galla
So I picked up my Tortillas, then a Gallon of Vino Blanco and then the stuff for my Cake
Spice Cake Mix, Walnuts, Cherry Craisons, Dried Pineapple, Dates and Instant Lemon Pudding
Then out to load the stuff in the Blazer but what's that stuff on the Parking Lot? MONEY!
Well, some people drop a Penny and don't pick it up... (but I do)... but this was a Handful!
So I picked it all up, the Pennies, Dimes and Nickles and stuffed them in my Pocket
Counted them out whan I got back Home, well now, that was a $2.13 Jackpot to buy a Lotto with!
Back Home again, let's do some cookin' Away we go... Put the fresh Pico de Gallo in a Pot
Let that simmer a bit, that makes 'Salsa Preparada' to add to my Chili to stuff into the Tortillas
Then started on the Cake, I found that easy Fruit Cake Recipe online and it is easy and also really GOOD!
Just do the One Two Three as they say, pour it into a Glass Dish and bake into the Oven at 2:30 p.m...
So, they said to bake it 55 Minutes at 350 Degrees, OK... I set the Temp and the Timer
Checked again right on time and out of the Oven and WHAT IS THIS? Oh Oh! too Brown on top
So what was wrong, the Oven Temp off or did I set the Timer wrong, never has luck with Cake like this
Oh well, plenty of time until Christmas and maybe the Cake is edible even if not Photogenic
So, that wsn't quite all of Monday, How about a Chili Burrito for TV snacking?
My Beef Chili and Pico de Gallo were mixed and simmered and ready, just hot of a Tortilla and pile it on
Back to the TV to finish a busy Day with some of my Cooking that wasn't a Boo Boo...
And for the Finale before Bedtime... I tried a piece of the new Cake... and VOILA! Not all that bad
Not like I wanted it but better than a lot of that stuff you get at the Store
So... Not pretty but really Tasty!
So, what's the Weather for another potentially boring Day? Click Click...
Well, not all that bad, 31 Degrees at 6:30 a.m. Later mostly Sunny and a top of 54
That is a tad warmer than Saturday but I wasn't planning to do anything outside or go anywhere
So, some Breakfast and a little more work on my Video, keep thinking up things to add, we're getting there
I am working on the Finale addition already, have to have 'Auld Lang Syne' in there somewhere
Now thinking of adding some clips from my Garden Videos I made this Year
Well then, I did go to the Price Chopper to trade in a $5 Ticket and then won $20
And then I went back to the Minit Mart for some Gas, traded in that $20 Win for a $20 loss... oh well
Then on through the slow moving Day, put a load of wash in the Dryer, ho hum, then what?
I had some of that Pico de Gallo Left in the Fridge, thought I would add that surplus to my Chili for a Dip
And then I had a couple Tomatoes and Three Jalapeņos and some Onions so I made some more Pico de Gallo
Now I have another surplus of that for the moment, but I can add that to the other container of Chili I have stored
And what's next? Had an Idea and went back to my Video, working on the End already
I have a couple weeks and more to add something... If something happens but I have the Finale almost ready
I added a short Video of my Garden in May, then worked on the Finale some more, kept busy an Hour or two
I am sort of impressed with my Ending... I hope someone else will be too... But not very many will see it
And the Day pretty well used up by 3 p.m. On to the TV stuff, a double episode of 'Bteaking Bad'
I need to finish all that up by December 22, it is on Netflix and I cancelled them, ends on the 22nd
I still have Amazon Prime and Hulu, I started another Movie on Amazon Sunday
And then I wound up the Day with a big Sausage on a bun with some of my Chili on top, good enough, yeah
What's the Weather? Feels chilly in here on Saturday Morning, lemmee look at the Forecast
AHA, not as Cold as Friday, was 29 degrees at 6 a.m. but still only going to 40 later
That's a Higher Temp to start but a lower Temp to top out at, still Brrrrr Weather
And off to see the Wizard... Well the Price Chopper anyway, Traded in $20... Won back $20
Later thinking about Afternoon Nibbles, well the Chili was good... How about some 'Pico de Gallo'?
Headed back to the Price Chopper but detoured first down to the Fast Stop
Traded my $20 of Winners to Navru for $15 worth of Losers and then back up the Hill to get some Goodies
I needed some fresh Jalapeņos and Tomatoes and picked up a Jar of nice looking Olives while I was at it
Started on my Pico de Gallo, what is that anyway? Well as they say in Mexico... 'Es un tipo de salsa fresca'
What's that? 'Fresh Salsa', My usual Salsa is 'Salsa Preparada'... That means it is cooked instead of fresh
So I chopped up a Fresh Jalapeņo and some Tomatoes and some Onion, some Salt, Cumin, Basil, Cilamtro and Lime Juice
Into the Bowl and into the Fridge to chill until time to do 'Nibbles' at TV Time
Then a little more work on my 2017 Video, not much of import to add so far in December
But now and then I think of something to add, added a short Video Saturday of my old TV leaving with Boss Bob
Still have 21 Days to go to add something interesting if anything like that happens
And so, Afternoon and Evening, started early on old Movies and nibbling away at my Tortilla chips and Pico de Gallo
Later Dinner was just a juicy Hot Dog, well they are good too, them started another old Western, got sleepy
Then off to Dreamland and some of those kookie Dreams of mine are better than the Movies!
My Thermostat was set at the usual but it was a bit chilly when I got up, checked the wall Thermo
Hah! 70 degrees, I keep it at 75 in here, my Furnace Thermostat doesn't quite keep up, had to give it a nudge
What's on the Agenda? Nuthin... I need another Hobby or a project of some kind to keep me busy
I got bored with the AeroGardens, but they don't take much time except waiting for something to pop up
I like making Videos but can't think of anything to start on at present... So Ho Hum... What's to do?
So where to go for Lottos on Friday? How about the Fast Stop, haven't been there for a couple days?
Out to warm up the Blazer, 'Baby it's Cold Outside!'... Brrrrr, only 19 Degrees at 8:30 a.m.
Headed to the Fast Stop, some chat with Navru and traded in my $10 worth of Winners
Then back home to scratch off one more $10 Winner, no profit... And then what?
Thinking about that big bag of Tortilla Chips on the Kitchen Table, needed some dip, but what?
How about some Pico de Gallo or Chili, needed to stuff to make that, back to the Price Chopper
Stopped in Produce for Tomatoes for Pico de Gallo, had Onions and Jalapenos at Home already
Headed back to the Meat Counter for some Ground Beef, then some Crushed Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce for the Chili
And traded in my $10 win again for another try, this time a $5, $15, and a $15 Win, a bit better
About 11:30 a.m. then, might as well start on the Chili, brown up that Two Pounds of Beef
Then some Onions and Tomatoes and finally the Spices, Chili Powder, Cumin, Basil, what else do I have?
Before I got started on that, I got a call from my Primary Doctor, the Nurse said my recent PSA Test was 'Normal'
Well that's good news but my Urologist said I will get one more 'Lupron' Shot and that is next Tuesday
And then into that same old Afternoon, only the Snacks and TV shows change a little bit
For Friday I had that big Sack of 'On the Border' Tortilla Chips to use to dip my newly made Hot Chili
And that Chili was some pretty good stuff there Maynard, yes it was!
So that was Friday, not a 'wonderful' Day but will pass for now, when is Spring anyway?
My Morning routine out of the way, time to head out into the Chill, needed some stuff at the Store
And it was COLD! Went out to start the Blazer to warm it up for the Trek to the Price Chopper
Got out into a Frigid and Stiff Wind from the West, The store is on a Hill... gets any wind that might be Blowing
And it was blowing hard and really Cold, hurried into the Store to get my Goodies
Stopped at the Machine to get my Lottos, then into Produce for Onions and Celery asnd Cider
Then around the Corner for a Six Pack of Mexican Cervesa for me amd my guests
Back home to start on the Beef Stew I had planned for the Day, had that Beef Roast and thought that would be an Idea
Cubed the Beef and into the Pot, then Onions, Carrots and Potatoes and some Chicken Stock
Salt and Pepper and a Tablespoon of 'Wooster Sauce' and away it went to simmer a good spell
And then I got a call from Pat, said she would drop by for some afternoon Chat and TV
Too cold to work outside at her place on a Day like this
1 p.m. Knock Knock, Pat arrrived, had walked from her place down the Hill to my place in that Cold
Came in for a Chat catch-up and then on into a pleasant afternoon of this, that and some of the other
Then I put on a recording of 'Cool Hand Luke' she wanted to see and on into the afternoon
I decided that some Popcorn would go good so out to the Kitchen to pop a couple Bowls
The Movie was over about 4 p.m. A little more Chat and then she headed up the Hill at 4:30
On to my slow evening after that, I had that Beef Stew to sample, I put a Bowl in the M/W to hot up
Sampled that back at te TV with another Episode of 'Breaking Bad' and with some 'Snacker Crackers'
I have to say that the Stew was just a bit better than my usual try, well some you win big!
After that long Day I got sleepy right after that sumptious repast and headed for Bed
And so I thought, maybe a new Shade and a dark color to start, checked Walmart online, saw just what I wanted
I headed to Walmart to buy it, a 'Black' color Shade, and they didn't have it there
So what then? Found another I liked and brought that Home, worked on it a little to get it to fit
Then put some dark netting on top to cut the ceiling light from the lamp, and so... that will do for now
And then, made a quick run to my Bank to make a Deposit, went in to do that and back out
And as I stepped off the Curb... What's that? HAH! A rolled up $20 Bill on the ground... Lotto time!
So I trotted over to the Price Chopper, right behind the Bank, and got Four $5 Tickets to try
And back Home to scratch off only one $5 Winner, but it didn't cost me so it was $5 profit for the Day!
So what's for Dinner? Had a big hunk of that Roast Beef left, I had sliced it all up for later
That might go good with a little BBQ Sauce and some Fries, just might do that
And then my TV afternoon and then at Dinner Time, that Roast Beef Sandwich with BBQ Sauce
And a big stack of fresh hot French Fries from my 'Fry Daddy'... back to the TV one more time
Finished my Movie and then again the Finale with some Music from the Net and also the files on my Coputer
Even played 'Goodnight Irene' on the TV from my Blog... Oh yeah... Goodnight...
Breakfast of a piece of Buttered Toast covered with my Cranberry Sauce... Tasty!
So easy... Just like the Package says, one Cup of Water and One Cup of Sugar and simmer
I've seen recipes of 'add this and add that' but I like it the way it should be and that is Ocean Spray's way
Then into the Shower and then out to search for a Big One, up to 31 Degrees at 9 a.m.
End of the Rainbow choice of the day would be 'Machine One' at the Price Chopper
I have Seven choices of where to buy Lottos within a Mile from my place and shop around
If I win a good sized one from one source I try another one for the next try, maybe that helps
A small project for Tuesday, I had bought a Lamp earlier for one dark corner of my Living Room
It looked good but it cast a reflective glow in one corner of my big TV Screen, not pleasant
So I thought I would do what I did with the Smaller Lamps in the Room, cover it with a darker shade
I had some of the same dark Curtain I had removed earlier and used for the small Lamps
So off to add that to an old Lamp Shade and set that atop the Corner Lamp, yeah, got some improvement
And again that was all of any import I had to impart for that chilly Day
The usual Afternoon and Evening and wasn't it boring? Ya betcha it was... But... what can ya do?
Anyway, on to the Day, and it was windy! It blew the Patio Umbrella next door off the Table
So I folded it down, layed it on the porch until the wind dies down... whenever
And then off to find my Fortune, only found $25 of it but no profit, the Tickets cost more
Looking at my Calendar, I had a reminder to get a PSA test a week before my Urologist Appointment
So I called my Primary Dctor, got a quick Appointment there for the test, headed over at 10 a.m.
I have been going to Quest Labs, way over in North Kansas City next to the NKC Hospital
It is only a couple miles to my Primary Doctor, more like 10 to Quest so that's qhat Idid
Back home a half hour later... thinking of something new to cook, off to the Price Chopper to look around
And lookee there, Beef Arm Roast for $2.99 a pound, got a Two pounder and a few other things
Headed Home to start on Dinner Early, Browned that Roast in the Skillet and into the Oven for close to an Hour
Then put a Tater in to Bake and prepped the Brussels Sprouts a little nore from Sunday
Added more Onions, back into the Pot with a little Bacon Fat and some Malt Vinegar, that should do it
And that was pretty much all of my Monday... On to the usual afternoon and Evening and again...
And so Once Again 'Good Night Irene... Good Night'
Kind of the same Weather in store as the last several Days, 42 to 64 Degrees and partly Sunny
Well I could use a temp of about 80 or so a bit better, I just can't get used to this Season's chill
I took another look on the Weather again and the Cold is coming, Monday in the 60s, then Cold from then on
And I am not ready to have to wear that heavy Winter Jacket again but looks like I will have to dust it off
Then how long before they send some Weather that I can get along with, I am just not made for Winter Time
The regular Morning Routine finished and then off to the Price Chopper for my Daily search at the end of the Rainbow
Well there wasn't any Rainbow to check out as usual, but someday I will find it
Nice looking Sunny Day outside but still chilly even at 64 Degrees at 1:30 p.m.
So I started playing around with my new Video, added opening Photos of the Music Videos I had made
And then Photos of some of the other Videos I had made with my old File Photos
And finally that Pineapple Photo above, now what... 28 more Days of December to remember?
Oh yeah, I did hang out my Christmas Bell and Wreath in the Afternoon
Then it was early back to the TV again and the same old afternoon and Evening as usual lately
Anyway Monday and a new Week tomorrow and I am ready for something new...
Well let's see, I needed some Glucerna and I had a #3 off Coupon, got that, then some Mandarins on Sale
And I decided I wanted some Brussels Sprouts, got a bagful, amd what to go with them? Some Pork Chops on Sale
And some Cranberries left over from Thanksgiving on Sale, yeah, that would go with the Chops and Sprouts
Also needed some Bacon to go with the Sprouts when I sauteed them, and got Bacon on Sale and some Orange Juice
And then some Apple Juice on a really Good Sale! 99 Cents, big bottle! Toted a real load out to the Blazer
Then Unpacked my Goodies, stored some, got ready to cook some... I LOVE to Cook! Off to the Kitchen
Well I needed some Bacon and Bacon fat for my Brussels Sprouts, so I started cooking that Pound in the Oven
While that was Crisping I peeled and sliced the Brussels Sprouts and then simmered them a bit in the Pot
And while that was going on I made my Cranberry Sauce, so easy, One Cup of Sugar, One Cup of water
And simmered in the pot until the Berries burst and turned into that perfect Cranberry Sauce
Then when the Bacon was done, I Seasoned the Pork Chops amd started them Roasting in the Oven
Next was to sautee the Sprouts, some Bacon and Onions in the Skillet, some Bacon Fat and then the Sprouts
Let then Sautee up nicely, about that time the Chops were done, time then to hold warm until Dinnner Time
And that all finished by 3:30 p.m. and then, time to head back to that boring TV
A fun time up to then, buying stuff, cooking stuff, makes the time fly by and fun for me
On to the Late Afternoon and then Evening TV with some Snacks and later Dinner, and off to Bed too Early again
Nice and Sunny outside but chilly, started at 32, supposed to warm up but took it's own sweet time
Only thing done all morning was to hook up an old AeroGarden Light for the new Rose experinent
They said it was going to warm up but it was chilly to me most all Day. I jusy can't get used to the Cold
Just remember that warm ride to the Hospital and then meeting that cold on the Day I left... Brrrrrrr
And PatDay was just about all the Day was,catchingup all my Bills, I got a little behind when I was in the Hospital
But now they are all caught up and the money situation is looking great overall
The rest of the Day was just Conputer playing and then another long TV Afternoon... so what for Saturday?
Looks like about the same, need to run to the Price Chopper and then no plans in sight
Then off into the Sunshine and warming Temperature to find my Fortune
I hit the ATM and down the Hill to the Fast Stop... Good Mornng to Navru and I bought $20 worth
Then back Home to pick up the Snail Mail trash and scratch off two $5 Wins, that ain't gonna pay the rent
Well I needed some Gas... so I headed to the Minit Mart to get a fill up. got my Gas
Then went inside to trade my Two $5 Winners for two $5 Losers, the story of my Life, yeah
And back Home to try to find something else to do, well what about that kookie item I saw on Facebook?
They said you could grow a Rose in a Potato... HUH? Well I can try that, might be a little fun to try
So I had a Potato and a Rose Bush and an empty Pot, I snipped a Branch, stuck it in a Potato
And planted that in a Pot... now let's see what happens to this latest experiment
Well now, again that was the end of the activity for the Day except for more Movies and TV
Poured a Glassof APpleCider and finshed an old Henry Fonda Movie and the hunted for another one
Later dug up some Supper and then finished my Movies at about 7:30 p.m. and off to Bed
Happy Day is Coming Friday... Pay Day!
First off to the Price Chopper for my Lottos and lost all but picked up some goodies I Needed
And then back to start on my Video again, on and off that project when my interest wanes or starts again
I got quite a few more Photos added, I think I am over half way now of Blog Photos I have now
And a whole Month of new prospects ahead but it has sure been boring for new Photos lately
Anyway, I checked out of Photo Editing at 3 p.m. and then off to the Kitchen and TV and whatever
More eats, drinks and TV and Movies and off to Bed at 8 p.m. At least I kept fairly busy most all Day
A few Dreams as is the usual and then I woke about Midnight, somehow wide awake and couldn't get back to sleep
So I got up, back to the Computer and worked on my Video again for about an hour and a half
Sleepy then, back to bed and slept in until my regular time of 5 a.m.
And so, on to the Day before Pay Day, Iwant to see that Bank Account full again