Thursday, January 7, 2010

One Winter's Day

I went to the doctor this morning for my follow-up appt from my surgery. All was well and I am back to normal. (whatever that is) It's been so icky out today. Foggy and dreary. No rain but just ugly and it's not even that cold. I think it's almost 50 degrees. This is when I miss SoCal sunshine the most. I took an extra vitamin D pill today since I haven't seen much sun of late. My Chloe is laying against my leg as I type this into the computer. I have been trying to get the house back in shape after all the decorating and rearranging of furniture for the holidays. I still have a ways to go but things are looking much better. I've been searching through the internet for a recipe this afternoon for a breakfast casserole or strata. Some friends are coming to the house Saturday morning and the guys are going to do some work and she and I will be going shopping. My hubby told them we'd go to breakfast first and I thought it would be nice to serve a breakfast casserole and maybe some fresh fruit. That way we wouldn't have to drive anywhere to eat and I could make it all ahead and just put the dishes in the dishwasher and be off. Any ideas for a quick easy breakfast to serve that way?

I have always thought it would be fun to get into quilting and several of my friends are quilting and my sister-in-law made a beautiful quilt for us for Christmas. I found a DVD with a little booklet titled Learn to Quilt at Joanne's Fabrics a few weeks ago. I haven't looked at it yet but it has some patterns included too. I thought starting out small would be smart. Even a square alone might be the way to go to get the idea of what I have to do so all the pieces come together right. I might pop it into the dvd player or even the computer and check it out.

My husband is napping. My doctor's appt was at 9 this morning and he went too because he is going to have some minor surgery in a few weeks. He stays up till about 2 or 3 am and usually sleeps til 9 so he was tired. Gives me peace and quiet while he is sleeping I have to confess. Usually the television is going and I like to have quiet once in a while.

We got a new Blu Ray DVD player just before Christmas and with it you can connect to the internet and download instantly from Netflix. It's pretty cool to download a movie when you feel like it without having to go to the video store. Of course the movies aren't all available for instant streaming but they do have lots to choose from. You can even download them to your computer and watch them that way. Our Blu Ray came with a wireless antenna but our livingroom is about 35 feet from the modem which is in our computer room so we couldn't always get the signal strong enough so we ran a permanent wire under the house to the room and then I realized that the wire didn't have the same kind of plug as the modem had on it. Sigh! So I went back to Office Depot and talked to them and they said you need a router. They said the router plugs into the modem from the phone company and then the wire plugs into the router. Easier said than done. I finally got it working after talking with tech support for close to 3 hours. Why is it that tech support employees all have foreign accents and are difficult to understand?? Anyway, it's working now and I feel very gratified that I got it working. I am the techie in this family. My husband can't even turn the DVD player on to watch a movie. Well, I think I'll have a cup of tea now and enjoy the quiet while it lasts.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm not technical inclined at all and rely on my boys when the come home to help. I sometimes wait for a long time, but I'd rather do that than try to figure it out myself. They can do things quickly and seemingly with out effort. Hope you find that breakfast casserole there are plenty out there. One I like is where you put cubes of bread in a cake pan cover with eggs and milk and browned sausage and cheese. I don't have the exact amounts written down, but I know it'll be on line if you Google it. I'm getting lazy and rather than hunt through all the recipe cards I just Google things and get it much quicker that way.

Pam said...

I love breakfasts casseroles, though I don't have any tried and true recipes. I also just search for some whenever I decide to make one.

Oh, do start quilting. I am. So far, I really enjoy it. I don't have the top fully pieced yet, but I went on ahead and bought batting to motivate me! said...

Quilting sounds like fun. I have a couple my mom gave me.

Boomer Pie said...

You figured out the DVD must be brilliant! Good luck with your lap band odyssey. I signed up to follow you on your journey. Stop by my place for some Boomer Pie. No calories and cholesterol free.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Here is a link to a good casserole:

I often substitute turkey sausage for the ham and 2% milk for the cream.


Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Hi Kathy!

I have been thinking about adding vitimin D to my daily routine. Have you noticed a signaficant different when you take it?

As far as quilting, I quilt and I love it. I haven't got one going now but, I am doing little quilting projects. I am working on a patchwork Valentines table runner right now. I used to manage a few Joann store years ago and I have a MAJOR stockpile of fabric to choose from. So, I like to make little projects for the holidays. Maybe that would be a fun way for you to start in on quilting?

Have a wonderful day!

LdyRoxx said...

I, too, have been wanting to try quiling and so has Miss T. Sigh, one day ---- and with this economy it may be a necessity!!

Leah said...

Hello, just came across your blog and wanted to say Hi,.

I love quilting, my mom and I did a big quilt when I was fifteen and it was great. Am bugging her to join me to make another one, cause its so great to have some company when quilting.

Great work with the techie stuff :-) I'm more of a 'take it apart and then call tech support just when its too muddled up' kind of person.

Anyhoo good luck with the casserole.