Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Phoning it In

I've written and deleted a few different post ideas for today, so I'm just going to make this a quick and theme-less collection of thoughts.

The recipe for the soup I made this weekend.  I doubled the recipe since I was making 10 servings. I mixed the coconut milk in after blending it, instead of the pretty swirls, and I skipped the lime. Yum. I just had it for lunch.

The boys are trying a new aftercare place for 3 days this week. today is the first day. Its WAY more convenient to our home, which is the huge plus. Also cheaper. But there is no karate, which is why we wouldn't move them full time.

I finished a book: Lily and the Octopus. I was, predictably, crying at the end. but the story itself was not completely predictable. I'm not sure if I recommend it. This reminds me that I need to do a books post again. Next up: Freedom.

One of my goals for this week is to plan out a nice Thanksgiving dinner for the 4 of us. B has already petitioned for pumpkin pie, which I hope to add some kind of chocolate into. I want something that isn't roasted root vegetables for a change. I'll let G handle the meat portion of the meal, as usual.

This is the first day in a LONG time that I'm not seeing patients. I've been decompressing a bit, just taking care of odds and ends, most work-related, some not (I need a new dentist, I need to follow up on why my black pants haven't been delivered when they were shipped 2 weeks ago).

I love love LOVED the finale of Stranger Things 2. I was whooping with joy during the last scene. Cuteness overload. And an implied promise of season 3. We may try Black Mirror next, or just watch old episodes of The Office or The West Wing as a palate cleanser. 


  1. I almost had a NaBloPoMo post by the same name, except I called it "Dialing It In", because I didn't know that there is a difference between dialing it in and phoning it in. There is, and unlike me you picked the correct one.

    Do you peel and chop your squash for the soup? I am way too lazy and so just chop my squash in half and roast it in the oven. It makes me much happier than peeling squash.

    Is Stranger Things scary? I've heard many people recommend it, but I do really poorly with scary things, so I haven't tried it yet. Maybe I'll watch it when I have a friend over.

    1. I had to shake off my usual laziness and I did peel & chop. This was good podcast listening time. Stranger things is not scary. I don't do scary. At all. Like I won't read or watch anything truly scary and I refuse to go to haunted houses, that's how much I can't handle scary.