Wednesday, October 29, 2014


The San Francisco Giants won the World Series! It went to game 7 and the 7th game was a nail bitter.  The final score was Giants3, Royals 2.

Now I see the news stories of how the celebrations are getting out of hand. So sad! Can people be happy without setting things on fire or breaking bus windows anymore?

The big celebratory parade is supposed to be on Friday, Halloween rain or shine.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


(No humans were injured or killed in the making of this story)

Today I was driving down the road at a reasonable 20 miles per hour when a man stepped out from behind a van right in front of my car.  Because I have a tiny car and the man was behind a van, I didn't see him until he stepped out into the street. I was about 1/2 of a car length away and slammed on the brakes.  He had the audacity to give me a nasty look. It sure did wake me up! He was fine although slightly annoyed. Maybe next time he will do what we are all taught in pre-school LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE YOU CROSS THE STREET !

Until tomorrow...

Monday, October 27, 2014

YOU ARE TOO __________.

Have you ever been talking to someone and they say those words"You are too_____."  It doesn't matter what it is. As soon as you hear those words your defenses go up.

I was watching an episode of Real Houswives of somewhere the other night (yeah, I know what you are going to say) and the women were sitting around talking and drinking.  All of a sudden I heard it: "You are too sensitive." A fun evening of girl chatter and drinks suddenly became an unhappy group of arguing, crying, unhappy women.

Today someone told me I can be too whiny. I was a bit surprised, okay shocked. But maybe I am not so self aware. Maybe I am whiny. Maybe people are just being polite and this person is telling the truth. Suddenly I feel like I am on Survivor. Is the tribe lying to me or is my alliance lying to me?  I don't know. After the person said it she sent me a text sort of apologizing telling me we have known each other a long time and gone through a lot. That anything she says is with affection.

This is why I don't like "You are too..." statements.  Of course you are too statements can be positive also. You are too nice. Pretty. Smart. Sweet. Brilliant. Kind.  Those I like.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Today I did some cooking. I made soup:  White Bean with Fennel Soup.  It it really good. I tweeted it a bit by adding carrots and sautéing the fennel, carrots, onion. It added more flavor. I also added a second can of beans.  I use fresh spinach not frozen.

Then I made Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous.   This tastes fabulous. You have to like chickpeas to like this recipe.  I accidentally put in two cans of chickpeas but I wouldn't suggest it.  Swiss chard, pine nuts, raisins, chickpeas, and couscous. Yum!!

It made for a delicious dinner and a week of leftovers.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, October 25, 2014


For a couple of days now I have had a scratchy throat. Okay maybe a sore throat. At first it felt like I was getting a sore throat but it felt different.

I have been using an asthma inhaler and now I think the sore throat is from the inhaler.  I stopped using the inhaler on Friday just in case. I thought if it was the inhaler, I would start to feel better but I don't.  I drank hot tea, cold pops, lozenges. Nothing seems to help.

I see the doc on Wednesday and will see what he says.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, October 24, 2014


I just found out that WILD the book I just read is coming out as a movie. It is starring Reese Witherspoon. The release date is December 5, 2014.  I am real excited to see this book made into a movie. The views of the Pacific Coast Trail should be beautiful.  This is one movie I can't wait to see.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, October 23, 2014


I just finished reading Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. I really liked this book and finished it quickly.   It is about a woman who hiked the Pacific Coast Trail from Southern California to Oregon. I thought it would be dry and boring. Reading about someone hiking didn't sound that interesting. Cheryl is such a good story teller that I was entertained for the majority of the book.  She intertwined the hiking, the story of her life and reasons for hiking the PCT.

I felt like I could not put the book down.  I recommend it.

Until tomorrow...