Friday, November 17, 2017

Then it was Thursday...

I woke up at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday. I had a cup of coffee as I finished the Blog Post.

I made some oatmeal for breakfast and ate it watching the morning news. Then I loaded the dishwasher (I had left pots and pans soaking overnight) and turned it on.

I shaved, showered and got dressed for a Home Depot run.I went over there and got two 3-inch foam brushes, more latex gloves and a box of WetJet pads.

Sidebar: It was colder than I thought. It was the wind. I should have worn a hat and gloves!

I was back at 12:20 p.m. I changed into my painting clothes. I was hungry, so I warmed up some of yesterday's mashed potatoes. They were still delicious.

Sidebar: I did something different with the potatoes: I used the ricer to mash them. It caught all the potato skins. I also used the Bon Appetit mathematical method for the liquid, although I cut it in half. To serve eight people, you use 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, 2 cups of whole milk and 1 cup of butter. You warm the milk and butter mixture on the stove (you can add fresh herbs to infuse it - I didn't). You add that to the riced potatoes, mix it well and the potatoes are smooth as silk and delicious!

I went downstairs and mixed up the paint (again). My goal was to complete painting the cradle today, so I can deliver it and move onto Betsy's shelves.

But when I laid it on its side, I saw more areas of white I'd missed. Dammit!

So, I painted those and feathered the edges. I poured the paint back in the big can and washed the brush. I have to wait another 12-16 hours to finish. :(

My brother Joe called and we chatted for a while, mostly catching each other up on our various health issues, LOL! Gee, it's fun to get old!!!

I got dressed and left at 4:30 p.m. This time I brought my hat and gloves.

Sidebar: Today was the anniversary of Amanda's beloved Grandmother's death. She said she was going to the cemetery after work. Scott was working and I didn't particularly want her wandering around in the dark cemetery alone.

So, I met her at the restaurant when she got off work. We drove to the cemetery (on Five Mile between Levan and Farmington Road) but the gates were locked! There was a sign on them saying it was winter hours and it closed at 5:00 p.m.

She was totally bummed.

I told her we could always go next Monday or Tuesday (when she gets off at 1:30 p.m.). It was not the same, but she agreed.

She stopped at Buddy's Pizza on the way back to get two bowls of broccoli soup to go for her and Keldon's dinner. Then she dropped me off to pick up my truck.

On the way home, I dropped my winter coat off at the cleaners.

Back home, I changed clothes again and started dinner. I had a 1/2 pound of ground chuck left from the meatloaf. so I formed that into a large patty.

I sliced up an onion and fried that in my big skillet. I pulled that and then fried the ground chuck patty. I plated the patty, topped it with the onions and added A1 sauce on the side. It was good, but I was stuffed when I was done.

I read for a long while, then switched to some football game. I sorta watched it while I continued to read. I went to bed at 11:45 p.m.

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