You know you live in Texas when the ice cream truck is playing Christmas carols.
I received an email from SAMMinistries – an invitation to a Homeless Memorial, a memorial service to honor the lives of those who died in 2018 who were homeless. Just a reminder to me to always be grateful for what I have.
I bought a new IPhone XR. I received it last Thursday. By Friday it was winging its way back to the company. I think I got a lemon. The darn thing would not pair with my WiFi, took 30 seconds to open any app, and was generally a pain in the wazoo. I was on hold for 25 minutes to Apple Care the first time, 37 minutes the second time, and when I was on hold for 15 minutes the third time I gave up, deciding that Fate decreed I didn’t need a new phone all that much. My current phone, a 6S Plus, loses its charge ridiculously easy. I’ll carry around battery packs before I subject myself to that aggravation again. Maybe it’s time to change from an IPhone to something else.
Is there a food you love that’s ridiculously priced? I adore wild caught salmon lox. It’s really salty so I have to be careful not to eat too much of it. I think I could go through an entire salmon. Love that stuff. However, it’s almost like gold. I just priced it this morning and my eyes bugged out of my head. I guess I will only lust in my heart. (I like Vital Choice Seafood.)
Are you ready for Christmas? I can’t tell a lie – I’m not decorating again this year and my son is ridiculously easy to buy for (as long as he loves Green Bay).
Have you seen the new Amazon delivery trucks? They’re gray with a blue swoosh and Amazon in white. Pretty nifty.
I used Diane Sallans’ recipe for cooking rice in the microwave and managed to cook some without catching the microwave on fire! Yay! 1 cup rice/2 cups water, 5 minutes on high, then reduce the power to 50% and cook for 15 minutes. Thank you, Diane!
Have you heard of CarbSmart potatoes? They’re under the Green Giant brand and are supposed to have 55% fewer carbs than rice or pasta. Here’s the link to their website. (I can’t tell a lie – I ordered some in my groceries. Yep, they get delivered <HATE to go to the grocery store!> and I’ll let you know what I think.)
Did you know that tamales in San Antonio around Christmas are practically mandatory? Entrepreneurs pop up everywhere selling tamales of all flavors. The new thing in my neighborhood seems to be cream cheese and spinach.
Here’s a short video of Stanley and his “worm”.