Saturday, January 12, 2019

Toe, Technology, Laundry,

I decided to wear shoes and socks today and it seemed to support my sore toe. I managed to do a bit of walking without suffering too much. Had to go to the library as they had a book on hold for me and also had to go to the liquor store - I didn't have any bubbly for Sunday!!!!

Also, did I mention, my computer guy said I shouldn't have my laptop mouse on the arm of my chair but on the table. He was right, the mouse is behaving itself now although I always have used the mouse on the chair arm, used to work fine. He fixed the desktop by removing an attachment in one of the USB ports. I could have done that had I known!! He was kind, didn't charge me a penny. I wished him a belated Happy Christmas!!! We discussed me buying a laptop to replace my stuff which is all fairly old, however, I will put it off for the while because everything is working fine at the moment.

Tomorrow, being Saturday, we do laundry which means a bit of a walk to me, it's not actually that far, we have a laundry room on every floor, but with my legs..... However, I do some of it and then Matt goes and gets the dry stuff once it's finished. There is a woman lives next door who does laundry but not sure what she charges. I really should ask her. Oh to get some vascular surgery done.

Whilst I was without my desktop, I saved some recipes to my cookery programme on the laptop. Like an idiot I don't remember what they were now. Last night I did Italian sausage with peppers and onions which I haven't done for a while - it was good. Tonight, being Friday, I did Salmon cooked in Foil. Saves a lot on washing up. I'm not sure what I altered now. But it works very well.

Ginger Sesame Salmon - Jo's Version

4 thin onion slices, separated into rings
2 sheets (12x18-inches each) Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Foil
1 medium carrot, cut into julienne strips or shredded
2 (4 ounce) salmon fillets, thawed and skinned
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 Tbs wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbs Tomato Ketchup
1 tsp Soy Sauce
1/4 tsp Tabasco - or to taste.

1. Preheat oven to 450°F or grill to medium-high.

2. Center one-fourth of onion slices and carrots on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Foil.

3. Mix sugar, vinegar, ginger, tomato ketchup, sesame oil, soy sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper in a small basin. Cover the fillets with the mixture.

4. Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make two packets.

5. Bake 16 to 20 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven.

6. OR grill 14 to 16 minutes in covered grill.

7. Serve salmon and carrots. Sprinkle with additional seasoned rice vinegar, if desired.

Source: Reynolds Kitchens

Have a great weekend


  1. Odd it worked before, but yeah, mouse needs to be on a flat surface. At least he didn't charge you.

    1. It is odd Alex, actually this morning it decided not to work again. Frustrating.

  2. Glad you got your bubbly.

    That's super nice of him not to charge you. I never heard of someone using a mouse on a chair. You're a hoot, Jo!

    It's nice that you have a washer and dryer on each floor. But I can understand it's still not easy to get too.

    Happy Weekend and boogie boogie.

    1. So'm I Ivy, will be cracking it open at 11 a.m. today. Wasn't it nice of him. It was the arm of the chair Ivy, and it worked OK for years. Still not working perfectly. Happy weekend and boogie boogie to you.

    2. The arm of the chair... you're a hoot. I honestly never thought of that. Yes, so nice of him.

    3. Well it was convenient Ivy.