Football ad nauseam
Sniffling and sneezing continue
Cold rain drizzles down
Ann, for heaven's sake, don't quit your day job. I wrote that on a friend's blog (Rude Cactus) who'd asked us to describe our weekend in Haiku form. He may already regret his request.
Ray is still sleeping, the cat is perched above my head, it's not quite 7:00 a.m. and I'm expecting my friend Dawn in about 20 minutes.
Our colds seem to be winding down. Mine was worse than Ray's but I worry more about him. For me, it's just a week of misery - his could have been more serious. Somehow I managed to do the first of the month shopping but I canceled almost everything else including, for the most part, even trying to read posts. Everything ached, including my eyes.
The storms which struck California last week did no real damage here. We had quite a bit of rain but no flooding, wind but nothing blown away, and one extremely brief power outage. Other communities, including Fresno just 60 miles south, weren't so lucky. I'm concerned about my San Francisco area friends as well as some in Southern California.
I've been cooking comfort food - my solution to everything. I made a big pot of clam chowder on Friday; by Saturday it was history. Yesterday, we had grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, and applesauce. Oh, and pancakes, eggs and tangerines for breakfast. Today, I think I'll reheat the leftover oatmeal for breakfast with English muffins and throw together a meatloaf for dinner. Probably mashed potatoes and some kind of veggie and fruit. I try to cook double batches of most things; partly to save on utilities and partly to save my own energy. Many things taste better the second day anyhow.
Rochelle turned 13 on the 5th of January. She's a teen!! Happy, happy birthday to my sweet girl. Rebecca will be 13 on Halloween and Elcie will be 15 in March. I know that just yesterday they were all babies.
Thanks to all of you for the comments and the concern. My eyes are finally focusing somewhat so perhaps I can get around to reading and commenting on some posts. I think I have something like 1500 entries on Bloglines I haven't seen. (Not all are friend's posts; some are news, etc. but it's still a little overwhelming).
Take care everyone.