Archive for February 18, 2013

YEARGHH ^%#$%* !!!

I do not know what is the matter with me today but I do think it would be best for everyone if I just holed up in a bed with a blanket over my head and a brownie and a bag of potato chips in my hands. My head feels full of pressure like I might explode. Sometimes this happens if I forget my blood pressure medicine, but I don’t think I did. It’s oncologist week and I always get a little tense about that. Tomorrow is x-rays and blood tests, and the actual appointment on Friday. At least now we do the tests in advance so by the time I get there I get results. 

Perhaps my imminent head explosion has something to do with my constant battle to regulate my hearing. I ran out of hearing aid batteries. 😦 No one to blame but myself. I just kept forgetting to buy more. I will run over to Costco at lunch and pick up another years supply. I really need to make an appointment with the hearing specialists for a follow up. I am six months behind.


This is a picture of my husband completely loopy, but not knowing he is loopy. It was very funny. He was yelling really loudly when he talked and saying slightly inappropriate things. Test was fine. They dilated his esophagus while they where there even though they didn’t really see that it was narrowed. One of those for good measure kind of things.



Cooking experiment this weekend. Oven baked crispy tofu.

Cut up firm tofu into slices (after getting off excess water) spray lightly with Olive Oil.


Coated with Shake ‘n Bake

Threw it on some parchment paper.

tossed it in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Not too bad! Next time I will make my own mixture. Shake ‘n Bake is way too salty. I think I will also try using egg to make it stickier. Maybe thicker slices, more coating.  Tofu gets creamy and almost tastes cheesy. I brought a coupe of pieces to try reheated. 

2nd weekend in a row we tried to drive from Toledo Ohio to Ann Arbor Michigan for our bi-weekly Trader Joes shopping and only made it halfway to Milan Michigan. Last weekend was a flat tire. This weekend we got stopped by three separate traffic accidents. The third one was a 15 car pile-up that we sat behind for more than an hour before we were finally able to cross the great divide on get on the highway going the other direction to head home.


On Sunday we went to the Historic Valentine Theater to see Don Giovanni. This is the first time I have been to the Valentine. It was lovely and is definitely now my preferred venue!












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