Sunday, June 06, 2010

Happy Sunday! Anybody having a day of rest?


  1. Howard Dean is still and always first.

    Sunday is my favorite day. I'm going to feed the birds, clean the cat box and sew, sew, sew. Oh, and roast some cauliflower, my favorite treat in the whole world right now.

  2. Sorry to have disappeared on ya'll. This is the story. Anything I still need to download on this "new" (reformatted)computer won't until I get back to service pack 2. Since sp2 was a disaster last time, I thought I'd bypass it and just do sp3. But according to microsoft, in order to load sp3, I need sp1a, and I only have sp1. Cnet did recommend NOT downloading it if you already have sp1, (evidently virtually the only difference is the removal of a program they stole from Sun, and they lost the suit, and were ordered to remove it), however, the Cnet recommendation was from 2006, two years before sp3. . . . So I did down load. Sorta. Cnet's offering, which was tiny, was only the fetchit. When the wizard got to fetching from microsoft, I was left with a message: time remaining 476 minutes. . . . Do the math. I went to bed. And I remember this from long ago: wishing to hell that Gates & Co would give you a warning of how long it might take. . . . *before* you start.

  3. That's why I got a Mac last time, puddle. As totally ignorant as I am about computers, Microsoft and their overly busy-screw everything-up mode bugged me to death. At least I can *use* the Mac, though I'll never be tech proficient. Heck, in 12 years I still haven't learned how to post or send photos.

  4. Bill Thomasson6/06/2010 11:51:00 AM

    Day or rest? Well, I won't be mining salt. Haven't for a bit over a week now. But, as mentioned, I'll be spending a couple of hours doing Organizing for America stuff. And there's still Disability Pride Parade brochures to print and fold. Plus, this is the day to do laundry. If all that gets finished before bedtime, maybe I'll have time to sit down and finish one of the books I'm reading.

  5. Recipe please! I love cauliflower!

  6. are super easy on a Mac!
    Get into iPhoto and download your photos there.

    For example, click on a photo and click on F in the lower righthand corner to post the photo to Facebook (there are other options as well). I post photos onto FB so that I can control-click (same as right-click for PC users) and copy the photo location address and pop it into Blogger and photo! It was MUCH harder and longer to do these steps with my PC.

    puddle, you most definitely have my heartfelt sympathies. I give you heaps of credit for being able to articulate what you've been doing!!!

    Son*in*VT is currently Son*in*Ireland or I'd ask his advice. If you're still struggling with it at the end of the month when he returns, though, I am sure we can get it ironed out then. Hang in there! ♥

    Meanwhile, if I can be of any assistance in posting something for you, say the word.

  7. BTW, most wonderfully, I am having a day of rest!

    Ahhhhh! It's my first day off all week and it feels great, rain and all.

  8. Just to say, please buy DAWN dishwashing liquid because that's the soap used to clean the oiled wildlife off the Gulf Coast and Dawn Co. rushed 1000 bottles of it to the coast when the spill happen and continues to donate!

  9. happen = happened

  10. Staying pretty much away from Gates stuff today. Though if I could sign on to ebay, I'd be ordering service pack 3, lol! More worried about what's happened to my spring. Getting Nada. Gotta call the kiddle tonight to find out if he has any ideas. Wish he'd just let it alone: it wasn't fast, but it was steady. Ah, well -- there's always the river.

  11. Church choir did it's last performance until the fall today, at the Strawberry Social, which is our major fundraiser. Hopefully next year life will settle down enough such that I won't miss so many rehearsals.

    Now, back to grading.

  12. Roasted Cauliflower

    Head of Cauliflower
    2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
    Other seasoning (optional)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Remove outer leaves of cauliflower, rinse head. Remove core and cut head into flowerets.

    In a large mixing bowl, toss cauliflower, oil, salt, pepper and seasonings you're using.

    Spread into single layer in baking pan

    Roast for 30 - 35 minutes, or until cauliflower becomes soft and turns golden brown.

    Note: I use salt, 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning, and 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash's Onion and Garlic. Spread on a foil lined cookie sheet. I usually roast it for the whole 35 minutes.

    You can experiment with the seasonings to your heart's desire. I just love this stuff. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

  13. Oh dear, puddle. Water is non-negotiable.
    May your spring soon be flowing steadily again!
    Any chance some mud got into the line and clogged it?

  14. Doubt it. He "flushed" while he was here, and it ran really big for a couple of days. Now, nothing. Well, an occasional drip.

  15. Back home from mining salt [been LOTS of that the past five days or so], and relaxing. Shower, dinner, conversation with better half, and activated my new Tracfone. [My old one, which was a free refurb, lasted about 8 or 9 years.] New one does what I want and cost me a whole $10. It's a Nokia like the old one, so uses the same car charger, which also saves money. CDMA, so it uses the Verizon network [much better coverage out West than GSM = AT&T]. Will get caught up with the blog and hit the sack early tonight. The weather has warmed up quite a bit--around a hundred degrees today in Coalinga [Salt Mine No. 2]. Our home is on the bluff overlooking the San Joaquin River, and in the summer we have a nice breeze from the river bottom, making this one of the most comfortable places in the area. Well, off to catch up with the blog. May be back with comments on same.

  16. Cat--Titan life? Well, at least chemical processes we don't have an explanation for just yet. Methane-based life seems a bit of a stretch to this chemist, but???

    Susan--It was Mark Twain who said "Golf is a good walk spoiled."

    Renee--[[Hugz]] And speaking of tornadoes in New England, I saw the story about the tornado [tornadoes?] in Ohio--hope nowhere near you, but to this person way out West it sounded like it might not be far away from you.

    And darn--what was that radio series starting with the fellow in his green armchair? Thinking I might re-up with

  17. Hmmm...a break in the line, then, I'm guessing.