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Groceries On Demand

While pondering what I might give my brother for the holidays this year, I looked up and and saw an open tab for Roasted Hazelnut Butter. A definite omen, my first purchase, oh my. I was reminded of the days when as a very young wife I could call up Payton's Market and order my groceries and they would bring them to my door. That seems to be coming round again, though I liked it better first time round.

The turkeys in the window are dancing their butts off today, inspired by the lovely day no doubt. I went out and found the kale to be in great shape and cut some for some soup. The herbs are looking good too and I loved being able to cut some fresh thyme. Realizing just now that I didn't look at the spinach and chard under the plastic in the raised bed. Perhaps the husband will do that.

He's totally in my good graces at the moment having given me 4 stainless steel ice trays for my birthday which isn't even here yet. I've wanted those trays for a long time, love them! And, I think he ordered me a new tablet as mine is having charging issues. I would have just put up with it, but he is always buying new electronic devices for both of us. He spends a lot of time on his desktop, but today he's out blowing the leaves into piles for later pickup and inclusion in his gardening process.

I made an apple pie this morning. Not for us though, for some doctor where my youngest works; and I'm not even certain if it's a bday thing or what, but it's made and checked off my list. I also managed to get all the houseplants watered. Yeah me!

Yesterday I walked. Today my back hurts. Hmmm.. Not walking today, glad to be finished with all tasks that require me to remain upright.

Today among available networks I saw a DEA Drone listed. Interesting. I can only hope they are becoming interested in what might be a meth lab in the hollow. Still, I don't like it that they are spying on us from the sky. If they're watching or listening to me, they are pretty bored.

Time for relaxation, another episode of Brideshead..., a bath, who knows. I started a new book, another in the Ian Rutledge series by Charles Todd, set in the same time frame as Woolf and Waugh write about and lived in, but by no means is it literature.

May peace find you today and every day...


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Nov. 16th, 2017 08:08 pm (UTC)
I kind of want those ice trays. I hear they make ice free of freezer flavor.
Nov. 16th, 2017 08:47 pm (UTC)
I'm liking them. I had some pretty crappy old plastic ones and they left thid deposit that floated around in the water and grossed me out even though I do have filtered water at my sink. These remind me of the ice trays of my youth. Somehow I bet those were made of aluminum.
Nov. 16th, 2017 11:46 pm (UTC)
My plastic ones suck too. I remember the metal ones from my grandma's. Definitely getting them!
Nov. 16th, 2017 09:32 pm (UTC)
Your pie looks absolutely yummy! I hope that everything went okay with your back and all your tasks today!
Nov. 17th, 2017 12:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, got everything done and even found time to knit.
Nov. 17th, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, you are way more organized that I am. Whenever I have a list like that, I usually meet myself going.
Nov. 17th, 2017 02:22 am (UTC)
That pie looks lovely. I'm always impressed by people who can make flakey crusts.

You remind me that I really need to cut the last of my chard before it freezes solid. It's supposed to get quite cold overnight - I hope I'm not too late.. I can't possibly use it right now, but I can freeze it for later.
Nov. 17th, 2017 12:21 pm (UTC)
Freezing stuff in November feels kind of crazy, it's been an odd year weather wise. Many of the leaves are still on the trees, usually they have fallen by now.

And thanks on the pie. Used to make a lot of them, but have slacked off.

Edited at 2017-11-17 12:23 pm (UTC)
Nov. 17th, 2017 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh wow that looks delicious o.O He or she is going to love it! (Work stuff usually = supermarket cupcakes--blech!)

The drone thing REALLY freaks me out. I suppose it's inevitable that law enforcement/the government have them, I don't like it but logically I guess that makes sense...but it scares the hell out of me that anyone can just buy one on Amazon. I just think it's weird that 1984 happened and no one gives a shit...
Nov. 17th, 2017 12:19 pm (UTC)
I'm totally with you on 1984. It's here, it's real, it's scary. I just try to accept that the govt already knows everything about me and doesn't care. It was sooo freaky to see DEA pop up on available networks, but pretty sure the neighbors renamed their router. If they weren't so scary I'd ask them.
Nov. 17th, 2017 05:06 pm (UTC)

Nov. 17th, 2017 04:20 am (UTC)
I dunno E, maybe your drone is just delivering your neighbors' "Groceries on Demand," like Amazon and UPS are supposed to start doing.

But I'd still trade our MQ-9 Reapers, which fly out of here daily, for your DEA ones. Because unless the DEA has really stepped up their game, they're not carrying Hellfire missiles, lol.

BTW, the pie looks AMAZING! And I can smell it from here! Must be the wind is just right.

I am, of course, envious of your already-productive day AND your stainless ice trays. Stainless is definitely the way to go in kitchenware, even though a bit pricy.

On the book front, we had our meeting at the LPL a week early, due to Thanksgiving.

I was trying to get J.D. Vance's "Hillbilly Elegy" reread for it, and fell way short, and then meeting was temporarily hijacked by this hot-shot local writer who passed out a 3-page essay detailing why our selection was crap and a similarly-themed favorite of his was better. Oh, brother!

I'm gonna finish the reread on my own because it's a pretty good book and because I paid good money to get my own copy, lol.

Hope everyone is well and that y'all have a good night. Just don't venture too near that "holler," lol...L
Nov. 17th, 2017 12:13 pm (UTC)
Haha, they don't call me "Lois the Pie Queen" for nothing ya know. Lol

I'm pretty sure the neighbors have renamed their router DEA Drone, actually a bit clever for folks of dubious intelligence.

In spite of early advice not to fear "The Reaper," I'm glad there aren't any in the skies above. Am I paranoid? Without a doubt.

The book club scene does not seem to be unfolding in a wondrous way, I hope it gets better. Do you know what's next on the list?

I seem to be stuck in a time warp unable to leave post WWI Britain behind. I'd probably enjoy "Hillbilly Elegy" if only because my mother's family came from Appalachia and were true hillbillies.

I stay behind my fence and never get near the holler, especially at night. Times come when I hear them and shudder.

We're all good here, hope y'all are too.
Nov. 17th, 2017 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you for bringing up such a sweet memory of having groceries delivered. When I was with my ex-husband we lived with and cared for his grandmother the first two years of our marriage, and she would have a local store deliver groceries. At the time I was working 7 days a week, 6 of them midnights and she would be up when I got home, so I'd fix her breakfast and get her dressed and ready for her day. I'd ask what she wanted me to take out for dinner, and whenever it was something that we didn't have and I'd tell her that I would go pick it up after having a nap I would always awake to find that she'd have ordered everything. We didn't always get along (she really didn't like me at first), but I cannot even describe how happy and grateful I was to know her and care for her, and happy that she came to accept me and let me be a part of her family.
Nov. 17th, 2017 03:13 pm (UTC)
That's such a lovely loving story. Thanks for sharing.
Nov. 17th, 2017 03:26 pm (UTC)
That is the most beautiful pie! I might have to try and make one one of these days - I'm sure it won't be as good but I can try - you made me hungry for one
Nov. 18th, 2017 02:00 pm (UTC)

I bet you could make a great pie. This one is apple, what's your favorite?

Edited at 2017-11-18 02:00 pm (UTC)
Nov. 18th, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
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