Rain….Snow…Rain….

Okay, not very exciting. Raining, Raining, Snowing, Raining. I guess it’ll stop someday. Or is this another flood meant to sweep us away so we can start fresh without Trump as President. ( oh sorry) … Well, it is a thought.

So even my daughter who drives in the snow a lot can’t get to work as I-80 is a snowmageddon. It looks like she won’t make it tomorrow as it’s worse. I think this is only the 2nd time she hasn’t been able to drive up to Truckee.

I’m going out to the gym as we only walked a mile in the pouring freezing rain till I said,”ok, that’s it”.  So I’m going to add some mileage on at the gym.  WE’ve had 2 no spend days, easy when you’re just home. Today is a few groceries. Tomorrow, no spend. So hopefully it’ll make us more aware of our spending habits.

Dinner Tamales and Mexican rice and some leftover Chicken tortilla soup. Not exactly tacos but Mexican at least.

The week ahead.

So, I forgot about simple Sunday,as I was in the middle of making bread, cleaning, reading and do some decluttering. I’m back to bread making as our weather is so much cooler. It has been really lovely. But sunrise and sunset are later and earlier. We’re sitting out by the fire again and then I’m coming in to watch a show @ 8pm.  I finished Grantchester which was great. If you  like Acorn/BBC, it’s excellent. Then  we watched Stranger Things, a  Netflix original. Just okay, if you don’t like supernatural stuff, just skip it.

I’m making the sourdough no knead bread. the loaf I made yesterday was kinda flat, but the taste was so good. I watched you tube on the bread making and someone used a bread basket thing to do the final rise in. This is quite a wet dough so I think just leaving it on the bread board for the final rise didn’t work out. So today I have it in a bowl and then will roll out. I might see how much one of the bread basket things are. I also forgot to put the cast iron pot in the oven to preheat and that’s probably why it didn’t puff up. Right now I have it in there for 40 minutes.  So, it came out pretty flat again, and I think the water/sourdough/flour ratio is off. I checked Jim Layey’s bread and it’s about 1/4 less liquid, and I’m guessing that’s it. The taste is terrific ,though.

I’m in the kitchen zone this week. Always my biggest area as its cleaning the stove cabinets, refrigerator etc.  I’m getting ready to go start it.

Then I need to go into town to the store for a few things. My daughter and I are doing a mini get away up to Quincy to Ada’s. So  since there’s a kitchen we’ll do a grilled chicken, mac and cheese and a wedge salad. So I need to get the items for this.

Then I went out to the barn yesterday and I’m trying to get memorabilia down to one bin instead of two. Also, I’m going to be ruthless with the Life magazines. I need to get it to maybe 4 bins. Right now it’s down to 8. since I started with 40, I guess that’s good. I wish I could find a collector who loves them as much as I do.

I just read ” Cooking for Picasso”. Its a pretty good book about a young girl who cooks for Picasso when he escaped from Paris for personal reasons. He’s about 55 at this point and quite famous. She’s about 17 and of course becomes enamoured.  It’s an interesting read and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Now I’m reading another Icelandic mystery by Indridason.   this writer is AMAZING. I read every word and for me that’s unusual.

51buKngrBPL.jpgCheck out his books. i just saw he put one out this year.

 

Wild Cherries, Truckee Ca!!!

imageSuch a nice day up here. If you’re not familiar with the Tahoe area, this is Truckee. Its sorta the gateway to Tahoe. The lake is about 10 miles away and Tahoe city is right near the lake. Truckee is a resort town for skiing ,and summer activities.  Very expensive to live. My daughter is still looking for a room to rent but its pretty slim pickings.

I’m at Wild Cherries , a really super cafe with great food. Im having a vanilla latte and its one of the best I’ve ever had. Surprising, its not over crowded. Busy but I found a table whereas usually its standing room only.

After this we’re going to take a small hike along the river and then go lunch near the airport.

 

Walking this morning. Sunrise is 6:53 and sunset 6:58 so closer. 5 minutes difference.

1 day and counting!!!! update!!!!

this is it. one day left.

I think mostly I learned “Just do it.”

So here’s to us.

I guess we’ll start on year 3.

Yeah, my neutrophils are 2000…. yes….. it only took 19 days…. On to cycle two of Pom. Even if my numbers don’t go down , and we increase the dose to 4mg, i at least know i can recoup….

Now i just need to message him since there’s no sense in seeing him in 10 days , when I’ll only be on day 10.

Today I’m in beautiful Truckee, Ca with my daughter.  She has a library meeting so I’m here in Wild cherries blogging and drinking a coffee. Truckee is around 6000 feet ,I think. Very cold in the winter. We’re going to have lunch and go to the old part of town that’s kinda touristy. Maybe look at where apartments are. Plus she’ll show me her library.

Off again, to Truckee!

Last night was a dinner out, ok. Expensive, but my sister took the bill. Today I guess we will go up to Truckee , ca. It’s about 50 minutes from our house  and at the almost top of the summit. It has some nice shops and a great bagel place.

then I thought we’d stop at the Donner state park. It’s a memorial to the Donner party. I think we did this once before but I can’t remember. So not too long a day. I’m starting to feel run down so I have to be careful as I don’t want to get sick.

I’m off work again today, and tomorrow the library is closed for Veterans Day. 

So, overall, just keep on.