I’ve had my gift for valentines day picked out for months. Went to buy it last week, couldn’t go through with it. Glad I waited because now I have color options. I’m thinking I need to give it to him today in the hopes he doesn’t know they are available. Paul is pretty savy so he might know. Hopefully he has a lot of court today.
You might think me bold to post here but honestly, Paul is not a blog reader.
I was at Fred Meyer and saw a woman in her 80′s walking around with headphones. I expect to be that person in 40 years but I felt very suprised. I am so curious what she is walking around listening to.
Another gym story… When they checked me into the gym this morning there was a flag on my account.Â They had my locker card on file.Â I haven’t seen that locker card in 2 years. It was mine with my original account number.Â I’ve lost a couple of other locker cards including home made ones since then.Â I wonder where it has been all these years.Â Lurking under the lockers. Maybe someone else has been using it as a spare.
When I went to the gym this morning for a 6 am Cycle class the world was frosty. When I walked out at 7 there were 2 inches on the road. My road is steep and the driveway even more so. I walked home. Unfortunately I had on Simple Clogs and a light fleece. It was so quiet an beautiful. Little bird foot prints in the snow. There is a hush over the world.
There was a small package in the mail box for me last night. Didn’t recognize the name. Didn’t think much of it because I order from Amazon Advantage from time to time and often get rattly looking packages.
Opened it up and there as a AOL 9.0 Optimized Cleaner box. Inside of that 4 DVDs with 1-4 on them and nothing else, no letter or note. I stuck it in my computer wondering if I was in a SciFi short story because I’m sure thats how it would start.
They were iTunes backup DVDs with 10 gig of classical and world music. I’m assuming they were from someone in the Bonny Method Class I took last summer. I made DVDs for a couple of the people in the class.
You are The Star
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised
The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you’re a dreamer, but you’re not the only one.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
It is go live weekend for the program I’ve been working on. I haven’t had much of a break, no evenings/weekends off in 6 weeks.
I did go into the office yesterday for a couple of hours. Didn’t see another soul. I noticed that my calendar was showing November. I must not have gone in to the office in December at all. Very strange. I am going to go in one day a week so I don’t feel so isolated and anti social.
Paul was back in prison this weekend for another Shambhala Training. His alarm woke me up on Saturday. I decided to play a bit of World of Warcraft. It made him so grouchy to see me playing that he snapped at me. The next morning I got up and drank espresso while he had breakfast. He was all sweetness and light and thanked me for spending time with him.
It is fried won ton season. Made some for New Years this year. (Traditionally it was Christmas eve.) I spoke with my sister Jenny yesterday who sent me her Pot Sticker recipe.
- Gyoza wrapper 45 pieces
- Napa Cabbage (or bok choy) 6 leaves (2/3 C)
- Ground pork 1 lb
- Chicken broth powder ½ tsp
- Salt 1 tsp
- Chopped green onion ¼ C
- Sugar ½ tsp
- Grated ginger root 1 tsp
- White pepper ¼ tsp
- Dried black mushroom 3 pieces soaked/diced
- Soy sauce 1 Tbsp
- Sesame oil 2 Tbsp
Blanch cabbage in boiling water w/salt for 2-3 minutes. Cool and squeeze out water. Finely chop. Mix pork with salt, sugar, white pepper, chicken broth powder and soy sauce. Add cabbage, ginger, green onion, mushroom, and sesame oil. Fill wrapper with pork mixture in a half moon shape.
Arrange pot stickers in pan and brown until crust forms, shaking pan occasionally. Add ¼ C hot water with 1 tsp each of sesame oil and vinegar.
Cover and cook until water is absorbed (repeat if desired.) Add a little oil in pan and pan fry until crusts are golden and crispy. Makes about 40-45 pieces. Can freeze after wrapping.