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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Immersion Blender

I had so many items [i.e., strawberries, whipping cream] leftover from my birthday that I am still trying to get rid of the them. Yesterday, I whipped up the remainder of the heavy whipping cream with the immersion blender. I used sugar and flavoring and topped strawberry shortcakes. This morning, I also used the whip cream in my espresso rather than half and half.

If you don't have an immersion blender and are thinking of getting one-- check out the type that comes with bowl attachment. It is great for mixing up heavy whipping cream. I stored the whole thing in the fridge and though this evening the cream had lost some of its volume- the taste was still great.

I normally use can whipped cream on strawberry shortcake-- but found the whipping cream just as good if not better. I like the bowl because I can mix it all at once instead of a little bit at a time in the cup that also came with my Braun Blender. This Cuisinart is similar to the one I have.

As you can see I have been eating [and drinking] sweets all day. Not much else going on. Researching a legal issue and downloading forms.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brunch Today

This morning, I was up at 7:00 am and had my normal espresso [large cup]. By ten, I was starving so I made and had brunch...

Years ago when I lived in Arlington, VA, a friend and I would go to the JW Marroitt for brunch on Sundays. I loved their omelette station and learned to make them myself by watching their chefs. I always selected ingredients for a Western Style Omelette, however today for my home version, I skip the ham and mushrooms.

The fruit juice? Really a Capri Sun drink [in a pouch] I poured into a juice glass for this post. I normally drink those out of the pouch with the straw. Don't tell anyone.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

went in the bank today...

I had to go to the bank this morning. Rather than the drive in window that I normally use every week, I needed to go in. So I curled my hair and put on pumps [photo shows flip flops but I had on pumps]. Visit not related to settlement payment start.

I rarely get out of the car [drive in teller weekly] if I go out these days, I simply have too much to carry. Remember, I like showing photos when I go out. I used to think I was a victim of mistaken identity. Do you notice the weight gain from the full view? I am going to start working on that.

Happy with the results at the bank, however the early morning hours before I left were awful. I was evil [awakened to early], and it was too hot for the curling irons I used to curl my hair.

When I spoke with the Maryland Business charter office earlier this month, they indicated they logged my renewal application and check on June 25th, 2014 however would not be processing the application until the 22nd. When I woke to find the updated information for my business filing was not on their web site I was a little concerned. I will call Friday [if it has not updated by then] to find out if there is a problem.

Washington news? Not sure what's really going on. Told issues being worked. Nights are hard on me. These are mainly the issues being worked. I am told ACLU involved.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lazy Days of Summer

The next door neighbors often have the dogs of family and friends over. One dog in particular, is rather elegant in his stance. I do not know much about dogs nor breeding of dogs-- but this dog seems to hold himself as if he has been well trained to do so.

That said, until today whenever I went outside to the backyard and he and another dog were also out-- they would come to the fence that separates our yards and bark at me... Not fiercely, but enough to make me walk inside in case they were able to jump the fence.

I never teased them-- so today when I took the dog's photo I think is particularly elegant while he was lying on the jacuzzi deck, I thought he finally decided not to race to the fence and bark at me. Then as I was writing this I decided it may have been because he was alone. I am not sure. In any case-- the top photos show the neighbor's yard, the dog, and the hammock I once saw him trying to get on. I assumed the owner had put him on it once and he wanted to do it again. He was unable to figure it out, and it was kind of cute....

My birthday was Sunday. Had a nice day. News from washington... they are still talking.. that's about all I can say.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lemon Cake

This cake took about 3 hours to make this morning.

I am using this cake recipe and the buttercream recipe here.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Lunch 7.18.14

I have not been doing a lot lately. I liked what I had for lunch today and it was only 180 calories.

This year, I am having lemon cake for my birthday- the reason for all the lemons in the fruit basket.

Other things I've been up to...
  • Watched "Gravity"
  • Minor updates to Amazon Store
  • Playing wii tennis for exercise

Washington News? Learned some things I did not know. Said- Washington continuing to work the issues. Wish I had more news worth sharing...

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