Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Another Listen

This is a video about the upcoming album A Very Chimytina Christmas filled with holiday sounds. Thought y'all might like to see and hear this very talented bassist again.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Last Call for Bloggers Card Exchange

I am leaving Thursday to go see my most favorite girl in the world and will not be back until the 10th. I am busy wrapping up all loose ends so if you are inclined to be a part of the Christmas Card exchange I need you to send me an email with your info (name, address, blog name) so I can send it out to everyone by Wednesday.

The exchange is quite simple. You send 3 cards out to others and receive 3 cards from others who either write or just read the blogs.
Email and I will add your name and info to the list.

Friday, November 29, 2019


Yesterday I cooked the turkey carcass on low heat from the after meal clean-up, through the night, until noon today. What's for lunch? A big bowl of super rich turkey broth with pilot crackers. So good after all the overindulging yesterday. And the biggest payoff is 3 quarts of broth for the freezer.
Happy loosening the belt day!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Just For Today

Thankful today and everyday for all the blessing in my life, including a wonderful group of blogging friends.  Wishing each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving or Happy Thursday (depending on your location) Y'all are the best! Now get off the computer and go eat some turkey!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

It's That Time Again

Once again I am coordinating a Holiday Card swap among our blogging community. If you would like to be included please email me at (This is the email I use only for the  card exchange each year)

The rules are pretty simple. You will mail three cards to other bloggers and will receive 3 cards. You can make your own or buy them or do whatever you wish as long as you extend the greetings. This is open to all of you since I sincerely believe the world needs a little more kindness right now.

If you are interested just let me know. Leave your name, blog name (or blog reader name) and a mailing address. I will let you know who you are to send the cards to, and hopefully we can all enjoy the interaction.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Hark, How the Bass!?!

A friend of Son3's is releasing a Christmas Album on December 6. I personally have no idea why they are still called albums. I am old enough that I have a decent collection of the old vinyl albums, complete with scratch induced white noise and pops. Those are albums! Digital releases are something entirely different in my way of thinking. Nonetheless, Dan Chmielinski is a very talented bass player and a sincerely nice guy. Follow the link which will lead to a sample song link.  I ordered a copy since I love Christmas music and am partial to jazz. Give it a listen. I don't think you will be disappointed, and if you feel inclined order, and support young musicians.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Whatsa Been Happening

As usual I make some sort of meal plan for the week. Somedays we have a variation of the planned meal and some days we go in a very different direction. This was no different!

Last week I decided to get everything I had planned, out of the freezer and put into the meat drawer of the refrigerator on Monday. It is a good thing I did! The smaller packages thawed by Wednesday, but the pork tenderloin is still icy this morning. I guess the meat drawer might be a little too cold.

These were the possible meals:

And these were the actual meals we ate:

Monday:Things happened and as usual I started the day with Mom. I don't think there was anything eventful but I honestly don't remember.
Stuffed acorn squash, coleslaw, stewed apples (TheHub) keto cornbread

Tuesday: Ditto for Tuesday. Additionally I rounded up all the Christmas presents I have bought throughout the year and got everything nicely wrapped and tagged. I still have a more shopping to to get done, but it is nice to have this much ready.
Smoked brisket, broccoli and cauliflower medley, mashed potatoes (TheHub)

Wednesday: I start the day out at Mom's, then go to class every Wednesday. Next I go to the store and buy whatever she needs for the week. It was kind of cool so I changed plans from the intended taco salad.
Taco soup

Thursday: Had a longer than normal Dr. appointment with Mom. She had to have a protracted EEG and when the technician told us she would be in the test for about 1 1/2 hours, T, her daytime caregiver and I went to Aldi and wandered around for almost an hour. We both might have bought several things from their Aisle of Shame. After I got Mom back home I ran a few more errands. Meanwhile TheHub called and suggested we go to the wine tasting at ThePig then to The Red Pearl for dinner. I am never going to argue with a man who wants to take me to dinner.
Out to eat  (basil chicken, with sides of spinach and mushrooms

Friday: It was a day like most days!
Mississippi chicken over noodles (TheHub) or caulirice, cucumber slices, tomato wedges

Saturday: Ball game day here! TheHub and I got up and got dressed for game day. I was nice and made him a huge breakfast
Leftover chili with corn chips (TheHub), turkey, coleslaw, pepper slices and pickles (me)

Sunday: We went to see "Midway" and afterward we I did not really want to cook
Doggie bag from Chinese restaurant (TheHub) Repeat of Saturday night (me)

Now on to meal possibilities for this week ( in no particular order):

1. Pork tenderloin, caulitato salad, collard greens, keto cornbread
2. Hot dogs, tater tots (TheHub) coleslaw
3. Chicken in mustard cream sauce, tossed salad, caulimash, brussels sprouts
4. TheHub is on his own. I am having a little surgical procedure Thursday and he can get whatever he wants. Since I can't eat until afterward I am saying to Hell with keto for the day and having ice cream.
5. Vegetable beef soup with keto cornbread
6. Spaghetti sauce over noodles or zoodles, french bread or keto rolls, tossed salad
7.  Grilled cheese (TheHub) and leftover soup with salad (me)

Hope everyone has a wonderful week, doing whatever makes your week wonderful!