Friday, September 21, 2012

Cool Friday today

A picture of my wife, Helen, after a shower and in her robe.

I am still reading Neptune's Inferno, a good book on World War II.

My next book is The Oath, a book on our President and the Supreme Court.

I made 25 quarts on peaches.  Then I made jam with peaches. 

I also made 17 quarts in prunes.

I also made peaches freeze.

I have had a bad cold for almost two weeks. 

Not much happening here. I do chat with Helen every day.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

U and cool outside today

This picture is one my wife sent me of herself.

I canned 20 quarts of prunes on Saturday.  I still have enough prunes to make five more quarts. I will do that this morning.

I also have my 80 pounds of peaches here.  I could not find any wide mouth jar lids yesterday. I will try to find some at a different store here. 

I will can 10 quarts of peaches and freeze the rest of them.  Frozen peaches taste more like the real peach than canned peaches. 

I am now reading Neptune's Inferno, a book on the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal during the early parts of World War II.  My next book is The Conquerors, about Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany between 1941 and 1945.  For some reason  I am getting into World War II literature this summer.

Not the light kind of reading one usually reads during the summer. 

I will try to make some peach jam here too. I got some Sure Jell yesterday but I have little luck making jar that is hard enough to spread on bread or pancakes. 

Getting cooler outside these days. 


Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday today....

This picture shows spring flowers.

The new Kindles came out yesterday.  I put on my Wish List one of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire.  I did not buy it even though it does not come out until Nov. 30 because I don't know where I will be living at that time.  By next month and with my wife here, we are buying a house for ourselves.  So my address changes at that point in time and I need to notify Amazon of my new address.

I am still reading Too Big to Fail.  It is a great book to read, after seeing the movie first.

Not too much happening here these days. I got my hair colored yesterday and it looks great.

A short post today. But at least I am posting more often.

Vote for Obama.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Cool again today....

This is why Chinese food in China is so much better than what we get here.  Dumplings  with a green vegitable and some hot stuff that I will not eat.

Once again, I have not been writing much on here. much to my dismay.

I keep promising to write more but I fail each time I say this.

I did finish The Lost Bank about why Washington Mutual failed.  JPMorgam/Chase got a great deal on the assets from the court, paying only 1.7 billion dollars.  For a bank that that had over $70 billion in assets and a load of bad debt from its sub-prime mortgages.

I have another book from my library called Neptune's Inferno, about the U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal.  I saw the author on C-Span 2 on Saturday.  It is about Japan effort to re-take Guadalcanal after losing it earlier.

I am still reading Too Big to Fail.  It is a long book but I am enjoy reading it.

Back to Chinese food from China. It is so much better than what we get in the U.S.  I will not eat the hot stuff, but everything else I eat there.  I can lose over 40 pounds in China.  White rice is the only thing we have in common with Chinese food in China. 

I could get a lunch at the local grocery store for less than $1.00 that filled me up. It was either fried rice or noodles.  Fried rice is so much different than what we get here in the U.S. 

Fried rice has pork and eggs in it in China.