“Pie makes everybody happy.”

Today is cooler than yesterday but still warm for January, 42˚. Yesterday’s wind has become a breeze. The sky is still cloudy. It’s a stay at home day.

I haven’t much to talk about today. It was mostly a quiet weekend except last night was game night. I did well. I do not have to wear the giant L for loser. That would be my friend Tony.

When I was in Ghana, I loved getting packages from my mother. She always included instant meals and soups, candy, surprises and whatever I had written I needed. One year, for Christmas, besides the food, there was a Password game, a paint by number and a package of origami paper with directions. It was a feast for the mind and spirit.

Last week I actually went 68 miles. Compared to my usual weekly mileage, that’s an odyssey. Generally I go 20 or fewer, mostly for errands.

My kitchen floor has paw prints again. Henry walks around the mat in front of the back door when he comes in from outside so he leaves his dirty prints as he goes. Later, I will wash the floor from the door to the hall.

I am not a fan of spaghetti. I like noodles and most other kinds of pasta although I am only so so on stuffed shells. If I had to pick, I’d say ziti is my favorite pasta.

I love most flavors of ice cream except frozen pudding, any flavor with nuts or cherries, rum raisin and most of the weird new ones like bacon-flavored or bubblegum. My favorite lately has been coconut with a sea salt fudge sauce on top, but it’s been a while.

The cats are asleep. Jack was down earlier, got his pats then went upstairs for his nap. Gwen is in her usual spot. Henry is restless.

One year, in Ghana, we ate rice every day and sometimes twice a day. The rains were late so the crops were late. After that, I didn’t eat white rice for years. I’d had enough for a lifetime.

My favorite fruit pie is blueberry with apple close behind it. I sometimes buy the small Table Top pies in both flavors.

I’m wearing my uniform: flannel pants, a t-shirt, a hoodie and slippers. I am superbly comfortable.

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4 Comments on ““Pie makes everybody happy.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I love pasta of every type and could eat spaghetti every day. Rice comes in second after pasta. I like white rice made in a rice cooker so it comes out sticky. Of course, Chinese food or Middle Eastern food should accompany the rice. My favorite ice cream is something chocolate as its base. Rocky Road, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, German Chocolate Cake. You see a pattern going on. 🙂 My second choice is Strawberry with vanilla coming in third. When it comes to pie you and I agree 100%.

    Today was my first full day at the office in 2020 and it felt good to be back at work. Today was cloudy and foggy in the morning with a high temperature in the low 60s. By Wednesday the high should be a toasty 75 degrees.

    How can anyone deny that the climate is being affected by human behavior. Huge areas of Australia is burning, it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere. We had 70 degree temperatures in the DFW area on Friday followed by a cold front that brought snow to the Northwest suburbs, thunderstorms along ahead of the front and heavy rains. Trump can.:-(

    • katry Says:

      HI Bob,
      I’ll eat spaghetti, but I’d prefer other pasta. Spaghetti just takes work to eat it.

      I’m back to eating rice. I love all types of it including Chinese rice, jollof rice from Ghana (my favorite of all) and on and on including sticky rice. I love many flavors of ice cream, and my favorite changes. For a while it was mint chocolate chip.

      The weather stayed the same all day today. I did not go out but spent the day mostly reading and taking it easy.

      Yesterday it was 72˚ in Boston, a new record. Luck has been on our side, almost no snow and a warm winter. I read where the prediction is that the northeast, over time, will change its climate and be the ideal place to live.

  2. olof1 Says:

    The new storm has arrived and the wind roars but thankfully my neighbor’s cottage and garage take all the wind 🙂 It hasn’t started to rain yet though but they say we’ll get plenty today. The wind will calm down some later in the eveninbg but then get even worse during the night. I do like a good storm, especially when I can just hear it 🙂

    The only pasta I have problems eating is glass nudles, not because of the taste but they do look much like intestinal worms that cats have thrown up 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Peah cobbler and apple cobbler is what I usually make myself but I do like cherry pie but cherries aren’t popular here so they are pretty expensive so I rarely eat that pie and always with vanilla custard 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      My neighbors suffer from the wind as I do, no buffer zone here. The pine trees with their shallow roots really toss and turn. It isn’t unusual to find boughs and branches on the lawn.

      I looked up glass noodles and found we call them cellophane noodles. They are actually quite healthy. I think I used them for a Chinese dish I made.

      I am not a peach fan, never eat them.

      Have a wonderful day!


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