I got dressed as soon as I got out of bed this morning, ground the coffee beans and set the coffee to brew. Then I walked about a mile - I should have gone the whole circle around the park but I wanted my first cup of coffee. I'll try to do the other half this evening.
I'm cold again today - at least my hands are freezing - when I decided to get under a fleece throw on the couch I found it wasn't warming me up enough, so I got out an electric throw I have. Set that thing on high and I was soon in dreamland.
I started making a pot of minestrone soup when I finally got off the couch. That should warm me up, but I should have made bread to go with it!
I had a comment to one of my posts from Liz. She had read Skippy's I Make Soap and tried to leave a couple of recipes, but had problems with leaving a comment on her blog. (Many of us are having difficulties with the comment feature lately.) She sent the recipes to me, and I forwarded them. Isn't it wonderful how our blogging world can be so in sync sometimes, and so helpful. I think I will try to make the seafood casserole myself one of these days.
Liz also commented, as have a couple of others, that it made sense for me to get the flu shot this year considering my previous experience with pneumonia. Liz and others who wrote similar comments are absolutely right, and I'm not second guessing my decision - just a bit surprised at the inefficacy of the much-hyped vaccine.
I was checking the TV offerings earlier and stopped on the HGTV channel, which featured a couple with two small children looking for a motorhome to replace their Class C. The program showed three models (I'm sure the couple actually checked out more than three), and the man even commented that the RV's had more televisions than did their house. The Class A they settled on had a large TV for outdoor viewing; one in the living room and of course one in the bedroom; there were bunk beds for the children, and each bunk had a drop down screen, plus I think there was also a TV in the kitchen. Does that sound like overkill to anyone reading this? The Class A they eventually chose was really beautiful inside and out and seemed to handle extremely well. (Darned if I can remember the make or model - I remember 5th wheels but not class C or A models).
One thing that bothers me when I watch House Hunters is the overuse of the word "WOW". I'm sure it's the most used word on that channel - "OH WOW". On the Weather Channel the meteorologists are constantly peppering their speech with "Of course", as in "Driving in Chicago will be a problem, of course, with all the snow." And if you can stand another overused phrase, on Book TV many authors as well as the interviewers can't ask a question, describe a situation, or express a thought without "if you will" being thrown in every other sentence. Does anyone else have a word or phrase, if you will, that is used so often that of course it becomes obnoxious? You do? Oh WOW, please pass them on in the comments section.
A Journey of Self Discovery - Day 2
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