Check it out, three of the four indistinguishable whites in my house – ceiling, wall, trim. The trim paint is on the walls of the kitchen and bathroom and the trim in those rooms is slightly lighter.
The white on the living room/dining room/bedroom walls goes from a little creamy to a little rosy as the sun moves across the sky…I like it!
A feast I tell you, a Feast!
Lilly: pumpkin pie
Liz: pumpkin bread; cranberry relish (like my mom used to make!)
Me: stuffed squash; orange and fennel salad; roasted cauliflower and tomatoes with those crispy Thanksgiving onions out of the can
Angela: corn bread; rice salad; beet salad; roasted Brussel sprouts
Darryl: kale and garlic mashed potatoes; mushroom and onion casserole; warm cabbage salad
I spoiled all the pictures with Hilda. Too bad. Hilda and Merlyn came over and we cooked a Persian Dinner of Fattoush Salad, Fresh Herb Khoresh, and Persian rice perfection. Kathleen from across the street came for the meal.
I also had to run the hand mixer twice, once for the Pavlova and once for the whipped cream that went on top. I discovered that if I stand on that stool I make a much smaller mess. Standing on the stool meant I was so very tall I could keep the mixer straight in the bowl.
Then I noticed I was still shorter than Merlyn!
Here is Pavlova with whipped cream and Persian cherries. When I make Pavlova again I’m going to make it exactly like this one. Let’s see if it comes out the same.
(4 egg whites room temperature; 3/4 cup fine sugar; 1 tsp each vanilla, lemon juice, corn starch; inside 8″ to be tall enough; 1 hour 250 deg convection; sit in the oven 3+/- hours; 1/2 hour 250 deg convection; sit again until ready to use)
November 11-17 .. I missed a whole week!
I had lunch with Boban and it was delightful to catch up, as always. Thanks for coming out!
I got this picture from Boban back in 2005. Now Jordan is going to college and the younger one, Cheyenne, is in the 7th grade. Cheyenne is several months older than Kaitlin but still now 12. Kaitlin is 12. I had forgotten how close they were in age. How could I possibly forget that?! It’s only been 12 years.
Lona’s had a vacancy and we’ve been putting ads all over town.
One day she was taking selfies in a mirror because she liked how her hair came out that day and she wanted a picture for her funeral. This is not the one!
I said Good Idea I want a picture for my funeral too. So I looked at old pictures of myself. I might have to give up on growing my hair into a ponytail. I want my curls back!
A view from my front porch As It Was…mostly…
I also had a walk on the track at Pepperdine and one of my favorite lunches at The Reel with Sharon. And I went swimming with Kathleen at SMC. I don’t remember what else happened this week because I don’t have a picture!
Ah! and I also had two big plans fall through which contributes to the shortage of pictures.
In amazon prime video you can watch all the seasons of Six Feet Under, which I stumbled upon this morning and clicked Season 1 Episode 1 just for a reminder of what it was like.
It’s so good. I’m now on episode 7 and this might become a problem.
Evening update: ok, after 10 or so episodes I’m pretty done for now. Maybe I’ll watch more next year.
I went to water aerobics at Santa Monica College with Kathleen from across the street. We came back to my place to watch the last innings of the Dodger game on a borrowed TV, In My House. It was the first actual program I’ve watched on TV here. Ok ok, I might have to get a tv.
It’ll need to go on the wall because there is just no room for a stand. I suppose I could keep doing this.