Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ramblings. . .

Not too long ago, I read an article online about things we know today that will be obsolete in the near future.  I don't remember all of them, but here are a few:  Blockbuster Video Stores, long term power outages, manual transmissions in cars. . . WHAT?  No more stick shift cars???  NO!!!

I was raised by a father that wouldn't have anything but a stick shift car, so therefore, that's how I learned to drive!  In those days, there was significant gas mileage savings with a manual transmission.  That is no longer true, I am told.

Driving an automatic transmission car, in my opinion, is boring.  Just like using cruise control.  I like to feel I am engaged in the driving process.

Over the years, whenever I sold a stick shift transmission car, I found that buyers were especially looking for a stick shirt.

As for the demise of long term power outages, the reasoning behind that is that new technology will allow power to be restored much quicker.  Tell that to blizzard and hurricane victims who are stepping over downed power lines!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A wonderful new salad recipe

Here is a great salad recipe I ran across recently.  It is colorful, has a nice blend of flavors, and is good for you!

1 cup green cabbage, chopped
1 cup red cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
olive oil

Combine all the vegetables and mix well.  Pour olive oil over, about 1/4 cup, and season with salt.  Chill to let the flavors blend.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Christmas Surprise!

A few weeks back, I ordered a shirt jac from an online retailer.  There were many color choices and I had a difficult time deciding on just one.  I went with the red plaid.  When the order arrived, I really liked the jac and planned, at a later time, to order another one.

Fast forward to this Christmas morning!  I opened my present from my son, Michael, who was here for brunch.  I couldn't stop laughing when I saw it!  It was the same shirt jac that I liked so much, only in another plaid, one in which I had considered in the first order!

Like minds think alike!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and may your New Year be bright and happy.

Friday, December 16, 2016

A snowy morning

We got about 6 or 8 inches of snow overnight and it clings to everything!  Late yesterday, the Sheriff asked people to avoid any unnecessary driving due to the conditions.