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Thursday, November 30, 2017
If you're here reading this I have to assume you enjoy Meanderings and Muses.
Probably along with a few other blogs you check out from time to time.
Sadly, all our blog browsing could change.
Some days I love Facebook.
Most days, actually.
Some days it makes me sad and pissy.
I "want" to know what stupid and dangerous thing the orange asshole has done. It doesn't mean the anxiety I feel while reading it decreases.
I "want" to know what powerful man has lost his job, his self-respect and that of his children (I'm guessing the wife probably already knew). It doesn't mean I find any joy in it.
I don't really care that some people are upset that Meghan Markle may or may not have left one dog behind in the US and took another with her to Great Britain. Maybe the dog said he didn't want to go. I don't really care that Meghan Markle may have said "lay" instead of "lie." What's worse - the person who may have made a grammatical error or the person who publicly corrects them? (And yes - I have had it happen to me, and no I probably won't forgive or forget - tha's just the bitch I am).
Today Facebook has made me pissy.
I know, I know - many of you hate my political posts. Maybe you're sick to death of pictures of Annabelle. Or my new obsession with Paris. Maybe you're uninterested in art. Maybe you hate poetry. This is why you have a scroll button and a delete button. But remember - there "are" some people who are interested in these things.
You know - we're all kind of stuck with one another to some extent through the good and bad and I'm happy to have Facebook, even on the bad days. For as long as that might be - knowing full well that the internet as we know it today could be gone before long.
Have you done your part to have your voice heard? More than 807,000 people have. And it only took them about two minutes.
If you're not one of those 807,000 + people, think about going here and typing 17-108 in the "proceedings" box. - https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings .
Easy Peasy. 'cause otherwise, we may not have Facebook, or our favorite blogs, to complain on, or about, for a whole lot longer.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
HOW TO COMMENT ON NET NEUTRALITY
INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE FCC SITE:
Restoring Internet Freedom (17-108)
If you wish to file comments regarding the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding, you may submit a public comment by going to www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express.
Enter the number 17-108 in the first field, which is called Proceeding.
On the same screen, you can type your comment and submit it to the FCC. Your comment will be part of the FCC's official record in this proceeding."
CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE? ACT!!!
CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE? ACT!!!
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
In the past, Thanksgiving has always been a dinner that my mom and I would share responsibilities for.
She would cook the turkey and dressing at her place. Donald would pick her up and bring her to our place where I'd be putting together the side dishes.
It worked like clock work for years and years.
Then. All of a sudden Thanksgiving rolled around and my mom wasn't here any longer.
So, Donald and I went out for dinner on Thanksgiving Day.
Of course it wasn't the same.
Not only was my mom not with us, but the dressing was cornbread dressing.
Not to throw shade on cornbread dressing, but that's just not what Donald and I grew up with and we've never acquired the taste for it that enables us to appreciate it like a lot of people in the south do.
One year when we went to Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving, I ended up ordering breakfast instead of their turkey dinner which included cornbread dressing.
It was good - - but . . .
And the leftovers. We missed having that open faced turkey sandwich with gravy the next day.
Sooooo good, plus all the work had already been done and it was an easy peasy meal. Delish!
This year I'm cooking Thanksgiving Dinner.
Thanks to Facebook.
I ran across this recipe and was immediately intrigued.
Slow Cooker Maple Herb Butter Turkey Breast with Apple Cider Glaze.
Maple - Yay!
Herb Butter - Yay!
Apple Cider Glaze - Yay!
and in a slow cooker?! - Yay!!
Gotta try it.
Here's the link:
This recipe is made possible by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make A Kitchen Addiction possible!
Fingers crossed! I'll let you know how it goes!
And - there will be dressing. Old fashioned sage dressing like my mama used to make.
And mashed potatoes.
And yeast rolls.
And a couple of side dishes. But only a couple since it's only Don and I. No big ol' casseroles this year.
And a pecan pie. Don Barley loves pecan pie. Me? not so much . . .
But there's always ice cream. Yay!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Whether you're spending the day with a houseful, or at a table for one, I wish you warm wishes and good health.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Life is so confusing when you're retired.
You - okay, I will change this to "I" - I never know what day it is for one thing.
Take today for instance.
It's Friday, right?
Then WHERE is Annabelle?
I have gotten up and walked through the house, opened the back door and yelled "Annabelle!" a half a dozen times today.
She's at Woof Pack for play day.
She usually goes on Tuesdays, so that's the day I usually get up and walk through the house and open the back door and yell "Annabelle!" a half a dozen times.
So today's been a doubly confusing day. It's Friday, not Tuesday, but I still can't find my dog.
Thank Goodness! It's time to go pick her up. Tonight will be a whole lot less stressful than today. I may not know what day it is, but at least I'll know where my dog is . . .
Thursday, November 16, 2017
I loved everything about this Georgia O'Keeffe Living Modern exhibit.
It was brilliant, and more than I expected.
More about the woman.
Her art being, of course, a huge part of who Georgia O'Keeffe was, but she was so much more.
Much more than the huge floral paintings that she's best known for.
Take a break from the news and enjoy the life and works of a remarkable woman.