Monday, February 2, 2015

Weekend Update

I woke up late on Saturday, so the post on my Blog was late. Just after I posted it, Jake called. I figured he thought I was dead (lots of people do when I’m not around), so I said, “I just posted the damn Blog!” He said he knew that, he saw it and just wanted to chat.

Okay, so I felt stupid. Not the first time and probably not the last…

Sidebar: Occasionally, I feel annoyed about having to post this Blog. Seriously annoyed. This weekend was one of those times. So, I am combining Saturday and Sunday.

After talking with Jake, I jumped into the shower, got dressed and headed out to the dentist. They have determined I need a mouth guard and claim that buying a universal one at, say, CVS will not do. I need the custom ($680.00, not paid by insurance) one from them.

So, Lori filled a tray with clay or something and held it in my mouth until it hardened. I had nothing better to do than stare at her boobs (she has nice boobs) until I started feeling creepy. So, I looked at her heart necklace.

When she finally took that crap out of my mouth, I mentioned she had a lovely necklace. She said her mother, sister and her all bought matching ones when her father died to remember him by and she never takes it off. Sweet!

Sidebar: Then I really felt bad about staring at her boobs…

I can pick up the mouth guard after 10 days, BTW.

From there,I went down Ford Road to Kroger’s. My next problem was that I had made a grocery list, but left it on the kitchen table. So, I had to do it from memory.

Everybody was stocking up, I guess. So, I had to park about a mile away from the store. When I got inside, there were no baskets! So, I trudged back out and got one.

Sidebar: I did pretty good. When I got home, I found there was only one thing I forgot!

I got home and put everything away. I was hungry, so I warmed up the last bean burrito (I don’t know what else to call them) and the rest of the rice.

I went out in the garage, took off the cover of my electrical panel and, using my electrical tester, found the correct push-in block for the garage plugs. I pushed it slowly so many times I was getting discouraged, but it finally took! Hurray!

Back inside, the phone was ringing. It was my daughter, Melissa, and we talked for a couple of hours.

After that, there was nothing to do but take a nap. So, I did.

I didn’t have anything planned for my Saturday night dinner, so I heated up some canola oil in my medium sauce pan and made some popcorn. I melted some butter and topped it with that and some table salt. I ate all of it watching TV and told myself it was healthy roughage.

I slept in on Sunday and it was already snowing when I got up. And it kept on snowing, and snowing, and snowing…

2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Monday morning

My friend B___ called and we chatted for a while. 

My neighbor, Rick, came over with his ATV and plowed me out. I went out and talked with him and he said he knew I had four wheel drive, but thought I could use his help. Funny thing was, two hours later, you couldn't even seen where he plowed.

I had two Super Bowl snacks planned, but decided to only do one.

Sidebar: I am not that big of a fan of football (I like hockey) but I love the new commercials and the snacks! So, I watch the game each year. Funny thing was I watched the first Super Bowl game, way back in the day, quite by accident.

So, instead of making nachos, I made Buffalo Chicken Wings. I created a marinade by melting three tablespoons of butter and mixing in four tablespoons of Frank’s Red Hot sauce, a tablespoon of smoked paprika, a half teaspoon of salt, a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. I reserved two tablespoons of the marinade and poured the rest over my chicken wing drumettes.

I let them marinate for a couple of hours. Then I stuck them onto a rack, over a half sheet pan lined with aluminum foil. I put the under the broiler for 10 minutes and then turned them over. 10 minutes later, I pulled them out, and brushed them with the rest of the sauce. 10 minutes later, I pulled them out, and brushed them with the rest of the sauce. I let them chill while I poured out some bottled Blue Cheese dressing and sliced up some celery sticks.

Then I went in and watched the game, eating an embarrassing amount of chicken wings!

When it was over, I watched the late night news and then went to bed.

Official snow total at Metro Airport was 16.7 inches!!!