“Someone may offer you a freshly caught whole large fish, like a salmon or striped bass. Don’t panic – take it!”

Alexa predicted liquid sunshine today then explained it was rain. Thanks! I was perplexed, but she was right. When last I let Henry in, it was sprinkling. The rain has dampened my day, literally. I was going to brave the wide world today, but I might just stay inside and kept dry and warm.

When I was a kid, I wasn’t a lover of the rain. A storm always meant getting wet walking to school, but the worst was no recess.

I loved Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. I used to crumble Saltines with my hands and put them into the bowl. Saltines swell in water. The crumbs absorb all the soup. I always had a thick layer to eat through to get to the chicken and the noodles.

Fried dough was often a Friday supper. My mother would fry up the dough in her cast iron frying pan. We’d sit in the kitchen waiting, watching. My poor mother couldn’t cook fast enough. We’d slather the dough with butter which almost floated on the top of the dough. We all ate carefully but quickly.

My life is pretty boring right now. I don’t go out much so no new adventures. I don’t see friends as they are also staying home. Poor Henry escapes up stairs when I chat with him too long. Jack just falls asleep, so much for my patter, my rhetoric.

I don’t like swordfish or salmon. The pink of the salmon just doesn’t seem right somehow. I remember a British Air first class flight to Germany. We had been upgraded. They served salmon for lunch.

When I traveled to Europe, I always started or finished my trip in London. One trip we decide to take the ferry from Calais to Dover. We got to the ferry station and was surprised no one was there. We sat for a bit then asked. We were in the wrong place. We had to run with our bags across a huge, massive (my memory may be a bit off here. I might be thinking it was huge because of the running) parking lot. We just made it. They took up the ramp after we were aboard. When we arrived in Dover, we got on the train to London. We were only there a few days but we managed plays and shopping and eating well.

I haven’t ordered delivery in a couple of weeks. I am craving Chinese food.

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7 Comments on ““Someone may offer you a freshly caught whole large fish, like a salmon or striped bass. Don’t panic – take it!””

  1. hedley Says:

    So I saw the idiot Teddy Bruschi, was mouthing off about Matt Stafford’s toughness after he made it clear that he would not be traded to NE and deal with Patricia all over again. I guess as “Senior Advisor” to the Head coach to the Arizona Wildcats he has plenty of time to think this all through.

    I hope that ol Ted, massage Bob Kraft and the rest of NE settle in on Sunday to watch Brady and Mahomes go at it. We are, of course, disappointed that Eric will not feature this year but we understand that he will be on the sidelines assuming that his baby arrives before kick off.

    Tomorrow is my second date with Mistress Pfizer and I am prepared for some “issues” on Sunday. We will see if I get the head ache and fatigue. If so, the sofa is the right place for me and an extended pre game

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I’m glad you got your first shot and moving on to two. I’m still waiting as I am not yet on the list for vaccine. It is still 75 and above here.

      I think Mahomes may want this one badly. He did lose to Brady before. Poor Eric! I think people watch the game no matter the teams. Here sports is royalty is I can’t imagine they’d forego the game.

      Teddy needs to back off.

  2. Birgit Says:

    Hi world wide web and KTCC, I’m back with an upgraded computer system. Linux is great but upgrades are still a pain in the a…

    I don’t know what Alexa or her sisters and brothers would have predicted but we are looking forward to a short intermezzo of winter. Not just one-day white dusting but real snow šŸ™‚ Maybe enough for cross-country skiing around the block and neary fields?

    • katry Says:

      We missed you! It was good to see your name on an e-mail about comment. I’m glad you have a new computer. Have fun!

      I switched my Alexa with my Hey Google. She went to the kitchen and Google came into the den. He finds far more. She says, ” I don’t know that one.”

      Snow is predicted here to start on Sunday. We could get 5 to 9, but it could also change to rain. My fingers are crossed.

      Stay Safe!

  3. lilydark Says:

    As you know I would panic if someone offered me any kind of you mentioned– I’d scream. It’s been sunny here. I crave Chinese food, cheese cake, and more. I remember when I was in high school my parents took me one a three week tour of Paris, London, and Amsterdam. London is where we saw plays. My mom had the flu, so my dad and I went to see the plays together. I saw Hair with him. Oy.

    I miss live theater, live music and often I feel Zoomed out.
    Lori and Ms. Cookie ( who loves her food)

    • katry Says:

      Once I did have swordfish I liked. It was marinated and cooked on the grill. It was delicious.

      It has been cold, mostly in the 30’s, but I seldom go out so I don’t mind the weather.

      I am not a cheesecake fan except for a chocolate one.

      What a great trip you had. I’m a little envious. We usually spent my father’s vacations at home. We did day trips like to the Museum of Fine Arts and the museum in Harvard Square.

      I also miss live theater. I think my summer theater will be dark again this year, but what I miss most is people!!

      Stay safe,

  4. lilydark Says:

    The reason we went on the trip, is because my parents knew they were going to eventually foreclose on everything he owned. He wanted to take my mom on a special trip. I was going to stay with a friend, and then at the last moment, they decided to take me.
    My awful sister was still at Vassar. so she didn’t come along ( poor thing).
    I used to go to a cafe that closed because of the pandemic, and would order a vanilla cheese cake with strawberries and chocolate sprinkles.
    Take Care,
    Lori and Ms Cookie ( and the gang)

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