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calendar   Sunday - November 27, 2011

still alive

Just about no posts from me this weekend, and not for the next couple days either. Busy making money. After being busy spending it.

Thanksgiving was fine, we did a brined turkey which came out great. Plenty to eat, and my boozy sweet potatoes (this year soaked in Johnny Walker Red) were the bomb.

I made the Peas & Rice and I have to say that a full tiny can of tomato paste and a 14oz can of diced tomatoes is too much. Oh, it was fine, but it was more Spanish Rice than it should have been. Stick with the 1 full tiny can of paste. 2 cans of beans may have been slight overkill too; a can and a half would have been best, and drained perhaps too: there is a full cup of juice in each can. A bit of extra thyme was not a problem.

Morning after T-day we gave in and did Black Friday at the 6th biggest mall in America. Nearly a square mile of retail space, 255 stores. Heck, they have an indoor skating rink and an indoor Ferris wheel in addition to the usual food court, multi-plex, and community center stuff. And it was packed. We lasted about 3 hours and ran away.

Got home to work. More work on the tile project, and I’ve got 3 customers who want to take advantage of this late November heat wave to get clean windows in before Winter. Plus my usual weekend work. And running down to care for the MIL, who is almost confined to a bed at this point. She ain’t doing so good no more, but it’s going to be a long, long, slow decline.

Ok, I have to go move the car, unload the cleaning gear, bring in all the window rags, towels, pads, and tarps, and get them cleaned up. Got a whole house to do, starting in the AM.

PS - I got a belated b-day present over the weekend, the final book in the series by Stegi Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest. Yeah, yeah, I know, everybody else read these 3 books 3-4 years ago, so I’m really late to the party. But wow. OMG. Most captivating, suck you in, you ain’t sleeping until you’ve finished the book, magnetic writing I’ve run across in a dog’s age and then some. Murder mystery/detective drama/psycho thriller all rolled into one, set in the social democracy of Sweden. Plus spies and sex. The first two are great but start slowly. The third book begins at 100mph and accelerates to a double climax ending. Outstanding.  Too bad Larsson died shortly after publication. What a talent. Just wow.


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