There are a lot of little things floating through my brain at the moment. I thought I'd gather them into one post, and see if I could focus and get back to work.
First, let me thank the reader who recommended the music of Linda Eder. I put her name on my Christmas list, and received the "Storybook" CD. What an amazing voice she has, and she's great with jazz. Thanks for the suggestion!
Second, I'd like to tell the guy who created the squeezable bottles for mustard that sit upside down that they don't work. It sounds like a really good idea, and may work with catsup, or other condiments that are thinner, but mustard, especially Dijon style mustard, and mayonnaise, simply don't squeeze out well. Back to the drawing board!
Third, if you have never had a really good kitchen knife, you don't know what you are missing. I've been very happy with several of the knives we have, but Dear Husband's daughter and son-in-law bought him three Wusthoff knives for Christmas. WOW, what a difference! Of course, I've already cut myself on one. I suspect that everyone should treat themselves to at least one good knife in their lifetime, just so they can see what they've been missing. Better yet, get three, and you'll be set for life.
Four, I'm getting better. SLLLLLlllooowwwwwllyyy. The doc put me on an antibiotic because my cold had lasted longer than the usual ten days to two weeks. I was probably getting ready to feel better, but the drugs helped. I don't usually jump at the offer, but I'd had two two-week or more bouts of the same cold within five or six weeks. I wanted to stop the pattern. The doc says when something like this goes past the two week period, they call it "bronchitis." I never knew that.
Five, I spent the day yesterday, SUNDAY, chained to my desk. I put in at least twelve hours, and I have more work to be done. The good part is that I can see some of my desk now. And, I made the time to write to some friends this morning. It was well worth getting things done.
Six, My Christmas decorations are STILL up, and it's the middle of January. And I don't care. They went up late, and are really minimal. We have wreaths, stockings, and a bank of poinsettias, a small Charlie Brown style Sitka spruce that is up all year round, a tree skirt, swags at the outside lights, and three Christmas oriented wall hanging. I'll start with the fabrics. Next week we can talk about the evergreens and poinsettias.
Last, click on the link in my side bar for "Just My Opinion." My sister wonders what gives people a lift. Give her a hand, won't you?
Happy Middle of January!
NOTE: I was referring to the entry at "Just My Opinion" titled "Just Stuff, " but it's fine with me if you weigh in on the discussion about Dan Brown's book, too!