24 thoughts on “Rants! and Raves! 1-14-17

  1. 🙂 We’re way over average precipitation for the month so far–but it has nearly all been rain, not snow. (We got a foot of snow in December and don’t need several more feet in January.)

    🙂 Last night I got to take younger daughter out for supper. Somehow she and I have never gone out, just the two of us. (I have taken both girls several times, and I’ve gone out with just her older sister.)

    😦 My husband was away overnight, but . . .

    🙂 we’re blessed that doesn’t happen very often, and

    🙂 it gave me a chance to
    * eat split-pea soup for lunch (he cannot stand the sight or smell of peas, so I usually make it when he is gone overnight),
    * take our daughter out for supper, and
    * clean house a bit to have it look better when he gets home than when he left.

    😦 ‘Twas the first time he has been gone overnight without me having Misten, though, so that did give me a twinge of sadness last night.

    I lay in bed praying for all the women I know who have lost a husband and won’t have him back in bed again the next night.

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  2. 🙂 Too funny, Cheryl. I just made my husband pea soup, which he has eaten for a few meals. The rest he put in serving size containers. He is a happy camper. I hate it and refuse to eat it. I love the economy of using the ham bone. It is a specialty at the Finnish sliding festival that will happen in early February near here.


  3. Kathaleena, when we have ham with a bone, I freeze the bone. And then someday when he is gone, I get out the ham bone, some additional ham, potatoes, carrots, and two pounds of split peas, and I make a huge quantity. I eat till I’m sated and then put the rest in freezer containers to eat when he’ll be gone a few hours. But I only make it when he is away overnight, lest the house still smell of it. And I brush my teeth and use mouthwash and don’t tell him I’ve eaten it!

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  4. Kizzie, mine too. I add a little bit of water when I reheat it. I used to like it from the can, but now that I make it, the canned stuff doesn’t taste good to me anymore.

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  5. I agree — homemade is so much better than the canned version. And we always have to add water to the leftovers, too.


  6. My mother used to make pea soup. I didn’t like it. My wife makes pea soup She likes it, I don’t.

    Politics, Yuck!
    How come Hillary doesn’t get any of the blame for her loss? I have yet to see her side blaming her, or themselves for voting for her. SHE was the one who lied and cheated. SHE chose to do the wrong things. SHE is the one who chose criminality. SHE is the one who did bad things.

    And then all of her minions complain about Trump, the Uncouth. Hillary was/is the Evil Queen. SHE was the one to get what SHE deserves. I still don’t understand Democrats choosing her as their nominee. What was/is wrong with Democrats? When I recognize a Democrat at church, (there is one in my SS class) I just stop talking politics. Being a Republican is just slightly better than being a Democrat. Until now, however. I still don’t see how any honest person could be FOR Hillary.

    Just remember, Republicans are the Stupid Party; Democrats are the Evil Party. Face meet Palm!! No wonder the Democrats nominated Hillary!


  7. Chas, my ereader (its not a Kindle) does that to me every once in a while. I turn it off for a few minutes and then turn it back on and it works again.


  8. I got an answer online. Cost me $5.00, but it was worth it.
    What you do if your Kindle starts acting up
    . Turn it off by holding the button at least 20 seconds. It will go off.
    then wait a minute. Start it again. Wait for the tree. If the tree doesn’t show up, try again.
    It’s reset.


  9. Correction. It cost $33.00. I didn’t know they were charging that much. It’s still worth it.
    And I would have done it if I had known. I was just surprised by the added fee.


  10. Usually if you just google search your question or problem — like “kindle won’t turn pages” — a bunch of (free) things will pop up with the answer.

    😦 Nearly my entire FB feed in the past couple days is filled with people complaining about Trump and angry about the upcoming inauguration.


  11. I paid $33.00 for this. It was well worth it. It may help someone to know this.

    This symptom can indicate several possible issues: an internal hardware failure, a low/faulty battery, or just a simple memory/firmware glitch.

    The first step here will be to attempt to reboot the kindle. This is done by pressing/sliding and holding the power button for 20+ seconds, or until the screen flashes (usually with an image of a tree), then release. Give the kindle about a minute to start back up. Note that you may need to repeat this process 4-5 times for the reset to take effect. Let me know if the problem persists, we can then try some further steps.


  12. Jo, and others seem to know a bit about the Kindle. Maybe you can inform me.
    I am presuming, since I own an Amazon Kindle, the only books I can download are from Amazon.
    Is there another source for downloads to an Amazon Kindle?


  13. All sorts. Often, you can “borrow” ebooks through your local library. You can download documents (I send my manuscripts to the Kindle all the time). Some google books can be downloaded up to the Kindle. If not, I can send them to Ivooks. I do a lot of research that way.


  14. Our local library not only has its own books you can borrow for your Kindle, but sites where you can borrow thousands of others. The library will loan them for two or three weeks and then they will disappear unless you renew them.

    Our Kindles do that, too, Chas.

    Cheryl–I used a frozen ham bone for this batch. That is the norm. We had the ham when our daughter and grandchildren were visiting. Using it later is usually easier and more appreciated, since we are not full of ham!


  15. 🙂 After Nightingale got home from work (& Chickadee is here, too), we had my birthday dinner. Hubby went out & got pizza (my favorite food 🙂 ) from a particularly good pizzeria one town over, & Nightingale had baked a scrumptious Coconut Layer Cake. Everything was delicious!

    Little Guy wonders why we often don’t have our family birthday celebrations on the day of our actual birthdays. I explained that it is good to do it on a weekend day, or whatever day everyone can be here.


  16. 🙂 We have an abundance of good pizza in our general area, & in our own little town, too. The one we ordered from in the next town just happens to be extra-good.


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