|Have I mentioned that I love seagulls?|
There's not a lot new to post here as I'm continuing to print my 14 years of web journaling. I'm almost finished the 2nd year today. It takes time and lots and lots of paper and ink. Running out of black ink again - so may have to pick up another cartridge soon (and no, I'm not printing in color).
I did have to stop this morning for a while to go to my annual Eye Specialist appointment. Between Dr. G (the Eye Specialist) and Dr. K (my regular Eye Dr), they see me every 6 months to keep watch over my *Narrow Angles*.... which is why they did the laser holes a few years back.. Narrow Angles lead to Narrow Angle Glaucoma. So they watch over the pressure build-up in my eyes as well as checking that the holes are still open. They also seem to think that eventually (not yet) I will need cataract surgery.... and that surgery will replace the large lens with a smaller lens which apparently will eliminate the danger of NA glaucoma. I think that's how it was explained to me.
|4 Berry and Cream Pie - not a great pic, but there wasn't a lot left|
BTW, I baked a 4-Berry pie the other day using strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. It was a first and turned out very good. Instead of the traditional way of using flour or corn starch as a filler, I used tapioca... so it was really a *Berry and Cream* pie. We may have a little left. Served it with a dab of vanilla ice-cream on top. I also cooked up 2 batches of Chicken Tetrazzini yesterday. The recipe calls for white wine - which we didn't have - but cream sherry worked well. DH and I will have one casserole and one of the kids can have the other.
I also replanted some of my Mountain Laurels and bought and potted my curly parsley into a hanging basket this afternoon. My SIL down in the Hill Country around San Antonio has Mountain Laurels all over his land. He plants the seeds and they pop up everywhere. Then he gives me the seedlings. I have 4 that have been doing well for the last 2 years, but they are very slow growers... and I'm not sure that the tree itself will ever do well here.
Oh, something I want to mention is that there's a new TV series coming out soon, "The Outlander". Have you heard of this? It's a 7 book series (soon to be 8 since a new one is due out in June) by Diana Gabaldon that's being remade for TV (and DVD). It's about a young woman on a trip to Scotland with her husband when she goes out on her own to visit a circle of stones and falls through a time gap where she finds herself 200 years in the past. The books are historical fiction and were one of my all time favorite reads. I don't have high hopes for the TV series because I'm afraid that the characters on the screen could never be portrayed as well as they were in the books (or in my mind). But we'll see...
DH and I don't watch a lot of TV... except for after supper in the evenings. But lately there is absolutely nothing on worth watching. Sometimes I may find something on public television, but even that lately has been lacking. Recently we've started watching the cooking channel. "Chopped" is a little addictive and we find this surprising as we never watch any reality TV. Have any of you out there watched this show? I find it a bit nerve-wracking, yet oddly fascinating.