Thursday, January 15, 2009

So what's up?

In a nutshell-

I think I've figured out an optimal dosage of tapazole.  It's far, far, far from the 15 mg the VA quack put me on.

I'm trying to eat better.  A few weeks ago I tried quinoa salad.  It was pretty good, so I tromped thru Whole Foods looking for quinoa.  I found the flakes, and thought "oh, I'll try these."  I cracked open the cereal this morning, and made it according to directions.  Ugghhh.  I think if you peeled and pureed zucchini, it would taste just like this.  I like zucchini a lot.  But not for breakfast.  So this might end up in meatloaf.  Or somewhere other than my cereal bowl.

I've had some trouble at the grocery lately.  Sunday, I went to the grocery, and parked in the same area I've been parking in for the past 12 years.  The driver's door faced the street.  I ran in and got my stuffs, and a big ole bag of old lady dog food, came back out, and threw it in the back.  I didn't see that someone tried to break into my car.  They tried to pop the lock on the passenger side.  Aside from feeling a little vulnerable, I am pissed.  The repair estimate is 300.00, for no good reason, just because someone thought they were going to paw thru a pile of road-maps and a bag of bras I have to take back to Ross Dress for Less.  That would have been a winning haul for a thief, don'tcha think?

I've been working on DD's cape here and there.  Still making progress on it.  Don't know that it's going to get done in time for her birthday, which is next week.  Why?  Because I have been working on knitting-that-must-not-be-named swatches.  


Cindy G said...

Bummer about the car :(

The "must not be named" looks intriguing.

smariek said...

How RUDE of them!

Can't wait to see what you're working on.

Karen said...

Did anyone straighten you out about the quinoa? What they use for salad is the whole grain (or at least it is relatively whole) - something like rice. At Whole Foods they may have it in the bulk food section (the plastic bins where you measure out your own) as well as with the boxed rices and grains and such. You could probably find a packaged pilaf or something to try out to get used to cooking it. Somewhere I read that when you cook it straight from raw you have to rinse it a lot because it has a coating that will make the cooked quinoa sort of a slippery gooey mess. The few times I have cooked it I have found it hard to get it just right - not under and not over done (it is not as forgiving as rice). I talked to someone from the kitchen of the store that predated Whole Foods around here (and they had an awesome quinoa black bean salad), and he said they cooked it in lots of water rather like pasta, and then drained it and chilled it off just as it hit the right doneness. I have never tried cooking it this way but I have seen it suggested as a method for cooking grains in cookbooks. This might be more than you ever wanted to know, but I am also a fan of quinoa salad and I was sad when you had such a disappointment in cooking it.

Awesome knitting, by the way, and also thanks for the video of the reading by Kelly Corrigan. What a true and expressive piece of writing, and well read also!