Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Christian Science Monitor and other news

Did you see where the Christian Science Monitor is going (mostly) all online? There will still be a weekly edition in print.

I get most of my news from New York Times (online), Google News and podcasts. I almost never watch tv news . . . although I do get some network news podcasts. One of the nice things is that way I can just delete anything boring - like sports. I've had to hit the delete button more often recently - something about some big game (games?).

Serena, are the comments being goofy again? I can't seem to post a comment.... regardless of whether I'm signed in or not. Do you think the CSM is following in the footsteps of the Mesa Tribune or did they independently come to the same conclusion? Wonder how long before the AZ Republic will do likewise. Personally, I skim the headlines and focus on the book news and anything else that grabs my attention. I miss the daily newspaper but not so much that I want to resubscribe -- we haven't taken it for several years now.

Now playing: NPR - NPR: 10-29-2008 Most E-Mailed Stories
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Thursday, October 23, 2008


Did she eat? Maybe she was deprived, which would explain why she eats her food and then cleans Sid's plate....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Did Serena and Roberta eat?

I remember vividly Serena's fondness of spinach, even for breakfast :( The only memory I have of Roberta is the old movie of her licking chocolate icing off of her fingers in mock delight to the camera...
Anything you two would like to add????

Monday, October 20, 2008

Food from Childhood

Mary, I was going to comment on your post, but appears with the new comment system (hopefully) we now can't comment on older posts. Anyway, Here's a place to put all those food comments when I have more time! We're off for our morning walk in the next few minutes. I do remember the ham loaf -- not a favorite of mine though. Plenty of meatloaf, tuna casseroles, chipped beef, and endless hams in my memory bank. My birthday request was always for stuffed porkchops -- more for the stuffing than the pork though, with spice cake and orange frosting. Fruits and veggies (and way too much cottage cheese) were always in abundance.


Still trying to get rid of Disqus - Disqus keeps insisting that it is so simple you don't really need instructions.

So far, the only sure solution I see is to just abandon the blog and start fresh. I could always dedicate this blog to why one should NOT install Disqus.

Now playing: NPR - Ellen Burstyn Chronicles Life's Turbulent Journey
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Eating from childhood?

Today for lunch, since it was just Christian and I, I had a potpie. Seems like we had them often (?) when I was young---probably when Ruth stayed with us and the menu was a little more flexible. And I remember mother would make grilled cheese, which I didn't like so she would fix me grilled peanut butter and jelly. Anyone else remember what we ate growing up?

Seems like mother made carrot cake and german chocolate cake more often than anything for dessert, although I'm not sure why. The main meat I remember her fixing was HAM and hamloaf. I would like to fix hamloaf but not sure what to put in it for the "liquid" (in meatloaf I use tomato juice....). Looking forward to hearing responses, and I'm sure Serena has the best memory of the family, as always!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Serena.....Aunt well as Rob, Cindy, especially Marianne have loved pictures you printed off. And Mares wants to know how to get into the Uible album. I was showing that to her yesterday while Aunt Mary was playing bingo. Your bread has made a big hit too. Back to the pictures, Aunt Mary could read the print below the pictures. Nothing wrong with her eyes. Sounds like lots of good eating in SCW to me! I want to get this going now before I lose it.

Restaurants and Sid

Since Sid's beloved wife is out of town, we've been hitting the  restaurants. The first night we went to Paradise Bakery. That was pretty successful - chicken salad sandwich, vegetarian sandwich and free wi-fi.

The trip to  Ihop was also successful - pancakes, eggs and bacon, but no wi-fi.

Friday night we went to Rosie's here in Sun City West - not as successful. Sid didn't care for his lasagna and I thought the mushroom ravioli was too rich.

Yesterday we went to Golden Corral  . . . there was a lot of food, but very little of it good. shrug.

Today we are going to Hole in One - or as some people refer to it - Hole in the Wall.

Our other plans include Coco's tomorrow morning with Sharon as waitress and then on to the Apple Store and Costco. Sid has been interested in going to those three places all week-end.

I'm thinking of finishing off Sid's week of restaurant indulgence with New York West Bakery on Tuesday morning.

By far, my favorite restaurant of the bunch has been Paradise Bakery. Sid has said he likes about anything, but no vegetarian restaurants.

I'd like to go to Pita Jungle - but I think it might be too "vegetarian" for Sid.

Monday, October 06, 2008


Last night Kings and I went to Line Thai for dinner with Sharon O'Shea and Ruth and DC Black. We all had a good time. Food was good, although I ordered Pad Thai medium spicy and it was downright bland.

The Blacks did ask about Roberta's siblings and nieces and nephews. We told them about the big April blowout when Wednesday (Wendy Jean Morgan) and Ken got married.

Well, I see the sun is pretty much up now - I'm getting ready to go out on bike ride. I've gotten a new bicycle seat which is much more comfortable and gotten the computerized odometer on the bike fixed. The latter came with the bike (which cost $25 at the thrift store) . . . well, actually both the seat and the computer came with the bike. The computer only needed a new battery. The seat was beyond help. I'm thinking about replacing the seat on the bike that Murray borrowed when he was last here - he said it was very uncomfortable. I haven't really had a problem with it, but . . .

The weather has hit a major cool down finally. Expected high today only 95 - and at least the forecast is no triple digits this week.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

We're Back & Happy Birthday, John!

Happy Birthday to John today. Great pictures of Kate and Andrew we've seen recently.

We returned yesterday from our Reno trip -- had a great get together with our friends from Oregon. Flying to Reno on Monday afternoon the plane was practically empty, but coming back yesterday the flight was packed. Wendy, whose possible new job would include traveling, informs us that business travelers return home on Friday plus people getting away for the weekend. News on the home front is that KC got his first hair cut this week -- we haven't seen him yet so no picture to post.

Items from Uible photo album