Lunch with Sherri

This morning I got a nice surprise phone call from my friend, Sherri. She wanted to know if I could get away for lunch. Of course I said yes!

We met at Famous Dave’s Barbecue and had a great visit. We have been friends for a very long time but lately we have neglected to get together for quality face time. Sending jokes via email is not enough to keep a good friendship going!

Sherri got rid of her glasses since I last saw her and is using contact lenses again. I think she looks great without the glasses and one of these days I might do the same thing. Sherri says that the cost of contacts is so low now that it is actually cheaper than paying for new eyeglasses!

Merry Christmas To ALL My Friends and Family

A good friend of mine sent me this card. When I got it I was pleased that she felt comfortable enough with me to send me a card like this instead of a traditional Christmas card. I find it very interesting that the history of Christians celebrating Christmas in December was largely planned around the pagan winter celebrations. I wonder, as time goes on, if our society will become more, or less, tolerant of different spiritual and religious beliefs. The way I’ve seen some things going on lately, it seems that we are becoming less tolerant, which makes me sad, since the country was supposedly founded on a belief in religious freedoms.

Whatever YOUR religious, or spiritual beliefs are, I hope that you have a wonderful time this winter holiday season!

All the little parts that you need

My sister recently got interested in going to a karaoke bar every week with some friends. Her husband decided to buy her a little karaoke machine to use at home. She was hoping to get a wireless microphone to use with the machine. The microphone that came with the machine has a cord, and she likes to dance while she is singing. She finds herself almost tripping over the cord when she is dancing. The problem seems to be that she doesn’t know all of the different parts that she will need for the wireless microphone to work. I am trying to help her find out, and have been trying to understand if the wireless microphones we have been finding have their own amplifier or not, and what she would be able to use for speakers. Can she use her current karaoke machine at all for any of that? Or her TV set? We are feeling pretty stupid right about now!

Happy Thanksgiving

We’ve been busy wishing all our friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving. Went to the grocery store with a list of all the important things so we wouldn’t forget anything. I’m cooking fresh green beans, corn pudding, and the sweet potatoes – with mini-marshmallows and caramelized walnuts.

My sister is doing the turkey – it’s 26 pounds of terror if I had to deal with it. I have never cooked a turkey yet! I might make it until old age without having to deal with a big bird that is so easy to undercook or overcook and so hard to get thawed out safely and in time to get in the oven for a big crowd with high expectations. As long as someone else will cook the bird, I’ll be happy to do the rest.