Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mouse Tale, Bowling, Malaysian Plane, A to Z.

New MouseGot me a new mouse from Staples today. Simple one, simple price, but it does what I want it to do. I am not quite sure what the very expensive one’s do, but I don’t need to spend that kind of money anyway. I know, I got a girlie one, but when I saw the birds, which I thought were Cardinals, I couldn’t resist. However, when I had fought the packaging and finally unwrapped it, I realised the birds were just plain brown. Oh well, it works on my laptop which is I guess all that really matters.

Had a reasonably good afternoon bowling, my third game wasn’t anything to write Red Lob Shrimphome about, but the first two were good so I bowled quite a bit more than my average. According to the computer at the Lanes I am now 159.8 – we thought it would round it up, it didn’t. Damn, I wanted a 160 average. Maybe next week. Matt’s bowling was OK but not spectacular. Enough that he wasn’t depressed about it anyway. Our Thursday bowling will be Travel League this week so there will be quite a few of us. Lunch at the Red Lobster beforehand. I have a problem with Red Lobster since I found out that the shrimp dish which I have been eating with enjoyment contains more calories than I allow myself for a normal day. Will have to rethink it. Not sure if this is the right dish, but anyway.

It seems they have found the missing Malaysian plane. Or have they? How come it was over the Indian Ocean in the first place. It would, presumably, be easy enough to arrange to drop some debris to fool everyone.

It was so nice, yesterday, to be featured by Tina at Life is Good. Made me feel quite special. Thanks Tina. I will enjoy being a member of Tina’s Terrific Team. That means I am a) taking part in the A to Z Challenge starting on April 1 (click on the badge on the right to find out more and to join in) and b) I am responsible for keeping an eye on 20 of the entrants during the month.

I mentioned doing a Snow Pea dish on Saturday, here is the recipe:

Snow Peas and Peppers

1 Tbs (15 mL) butter, or vegetable oilSnow Peas and Red Peppers
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
1 sweet red pepper, sliced
3 cups (750 mL) snow peas
1 Tbs (15 mL) wine vinegar

1. In deep skillet, heat butter or vegetable oil over medium heat; cook garlic, salt and pepper until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add sweet red pepper and snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 5 minutes. Stir in wine vinegar.

Servings: 4

The final step adds vinegar. I suggest you don't add this until just before service otherwise it will discolour the peas. Prior to this, they remain a pretty green, but I added the vinegar a good while before service and they didn’t look nearly as good.

Have a great day
Jo (2)


  1. Hi Jo - the mouse looks pretty and it works. It was good to see you over at the A-Z minion introduction thingy! .. always good to know more about us ...

    Food ... it's Spring and time to cut down .. sad, but true .. eat less I suspect ... enjoy your delicious concoctions though .. cheers Hilary

    1. Yes it certainly does work. It was a nice post Tina did.

      Not spring here yet I'm afraid but yes, we do start eating less during the summer at least. Just waiting for the asparagus as you know.

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    1. It is, but calorifically (new word?) not so good.

  3. Glad you have a new mouse. Squint and maybe the birds will look like cardinals.

    1. Yup, you're right if I squint they do.

  4. Oh, I want a mouse with kitties on it! I'm sure my husband would be thrilled with that.

    1. I think I saw one. Logitech has all kinds of designs on them these days.

  5. I have the same problem with my computer and never thought to get a separate mouse, will definitely look into that! Thanks!

    That's a great bowling average, congratulations! That meal looks like something my hubby could manage quite well, with seconds, and the calorie count be damned! But men can do that, can't they!

    And that plane - wow, wonder where this will all end up. But CNN has really gone overboard with the guessing! Makes them look like a big joke - which is sad cause so many folks are just 'gone'! Awful!

    I read where you said you were reading my book - thank you. I do hope you enjoy the read. If not please let me know via email. yolandarenee@hotmail.com I'm working on the third and appreciate any feedback. Thanks again,

    Oh and Happy Spring, although we had snow today! UGH!

    Me, I'm trying to get back from my long break, catch up, and get back in the groove! LOL

    1. My reply seems to have disappeared into cyber space. I emailed you about the laptop as you know. Also about your books. I thoroughly enjoyed the first one and am working through the second.

      We had snow too, not spring round here yet. Nice to see you back Yolanda.