Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Countdown to D-Day

I was on a Tom Selleck jag and I took a chance on this movie about Eisenhower preparing fo D-Day in WWII... I am not much of a war movie fan but I liked this one.   The war is not really the topic.  Instead it is about making difficult decisions and handling big egos.  I think Tom Selleck plays it very well.

Countdown to D-Day on Amazon

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chinese Donuts

I love sesame balls which I call chinese donuts.  My kind neighbor drove to the Jade Teahouse and got me three... I ate one immediately and then took the photo.

My broken wrist is keeping me from so many activities.  One of the things I've been keeping myself busy with is researching how I can improve my diet.  I think my diet is already pretty good but it has room for improvement.

It's  a good thing that Jade Teahouse is not close to me because I like their sesame balls way too much.  These babies are definitely not on anybody's healthy foods list, so I feel a little guilty.  I am sure their glycemic load is very high and that they are high in calories and low in nutrition.

They are a special treat for me.  Thank you, Jack.

Monday, November 26, 2012

nasty fall

A few weeks ago I tripped on a sidewalk in my neighborhood that has a big ridge.  I broke my wrist on my dominant hand and hit my head which broke my glasses and caused a couple gashes in my eyebrow.

where i tripped

ridge is over an inch high
 My eye looked the worst but it really wasn't painful... it was just that a lot of blood pooled there.  I think the concrete may have shaved part of my eyebrow right off.   I don't recommend it as a hair removal method.

I also bruised my knee and my shoulder.  Those didn't bother me at first, not until after a couple of days went by,  which took me by surprise.

right after it happened
two days later
four days after it happened

twelve days after it happened

i think it looked worst here.

The wrist has been the worst to deal with because I am in a cast.  I am amazed at how hard it is to do most anything.  Typing is hard, writing impossible.   Eating is difficult.  Sewing impossible.  Reading a book is hard but my brother in law helped me out with Kindle books.  Ironically, I can still walk so I do a lot of that.

Please keep your sidewalks in good repair.  And if you don't, and you live where I walk, I will turn you in to the city.  Yes, I've become A Sidewalk Policeman.

My wrist is healing okay and I won't need pins.  Glad about that.  I am not a fan of western medicine so this has been hard for me.  Gotta stop now...too difficult to type.

See you soon....

Update... added photo of  my cast, by request.  It was hard to get a good picture.

Update 2:  I have gotten a lot of support from friends and neighbors and also from a kitchen forum I participate in.  The kitchen forum is a great place to get help on kitchen questions but also was very informative as well as supportive for my injury.

kitchen forum thread

Monday, November 5, 2012

Feeling lucky

It was a beautiful day today and we felt lucky to get to go out and enjoy it.

John in the park

A view of the pond

I collected leaves along the way and put them on our island, along with my major award.

And my pineapple sage is finally blooming!  It's been a great foliage plant all season but it's nice to have some flowers, too.

Book Pile

These are the books in my book pile right now.  "Bungalow Kitchens" is a great resource for vintage kitchen ideas and it is also eye candy.  "Poets on the Peaks" and "Fire Lookouts of the Northwest" are old friends that I am enjoying reading again.  "Homesteading" is about life in the time and near the place where my grandparents homesteaded in Eastern Montana.  It makes me feel the wind howl in my soul.