A Day In the Life

Another Sunday has come and gone. According to her post on Facebook, merm spent two hours of it at a get-together of the delegates and alternates before she left. From what someone else posted, the process could take nine hours or more. That’s just this side of ridiculous. I’m glad Tennessee has a go vote, leave kind of primary. If my math is correct, 67 delegates of a total of 101 for Washington are yet to be awarded.

I played with CaptionBot a little. A pie chart of the GOP got the same result as the one for the Democrats. It thought it was a person on a surfboard in a skate park. However, it got this one of Twinkle fairly close.

Twinkle CaptionBot

It completely failed on this one, though.

2016-04-17 22_06_48-CaptionBot - For pictures worth the thousand words

Shari posted on my Timeline…

I keep forgetting to write you and tell you how I make my chia pudding. The first thing I do is soak my chia in water. The ratio is 2 parts water to one part chia. It only takes, maybe, 15 minutes for all the water to be soaked up. Just remember to stir it in the beginning to be rid of lumps and get all the chia wet. Only after all the water is absorbed do I add the “milk”, whether it be chocolate or coconut or the special nut milk of the week I made, I do not add anything to my pudding until the seeds are soaked.

Of course, I had questions. How much milk does she add? And how much chia does she use for the water/chia ratio?

As far as the “milk” goes……….I put some pudding (the thickened chia & water) in a bowl, add whatever it is I want that day (fruit, spices…) and then just pour some milk over until it looks like what I want. There’s no “recipe” for this, just from experimentation.

I use 1/2 C chia to 1 C water. 1:2 ratio. I let that sit and soak, then I spoon what I want into another bowl and pour the milk over. I have no idea how long it keeps as I eat this in two days and sometimes one day. I usually make 1C chia to 2C water and it lasts me 2 – 3 days.

This morning, I mixed 1/2 C chia into 1 C water. I kept stirring it to keep it from clumping and it thickened up very quickly. After I’d eaten the food I intended for breakfast, I mixed some of the hydrated chia with dark chocolate almond milk, some vanilla and a sprinkle of kala namak (what else?). It pretty much tasted like nothing. If I’d mixed in more of the milk, it would have been too thin. Maybe I need to start out with cacao powder and go from there. I’ll have to do some experimenting, myself.

I was busy when DD called so I waited until later to call her back. We were cut off right at 90 minutes. I don’t know if MagicJack did that or if it was her VoIP. I called her back and we talked for another couple of minutes until we decided we’d just about said it all.

The situation with the water on the property is proving to be very frustrating. She said she’s sometimes ready to turn around and walk away from it but, otherwise, it’s close to perfect. I’m puzzled why the well is as deep as it is. Four hundred feet is DEEP. Cuz said it will take a powerful pump to bring water up from that depth. I’m glad I’m settled where I am with what I have.

The “caramel corn” is history. I went ahead and finished it today to get rid of it. I should’ve just pitched it but I couldn’t bring myself to do that. There were little hard bits in it that could break a tooth. I have another bag that’s a different flavor. Maybe it will be better.

This morning the Wii reminded me that DD’s birthday is coming up. It wanted to know if I’d thought of a gift or maybe a surprise party. Now, that WOULD be a surprise if I showed up on her doorstep for a party. My sister asked if this is the year we won’t be together for the birthday. I told her we hadn’t been together on that day since DD went away to college. From 1998 on, we’ve spent the birthdays, both mine and hers, apart.

Speaking of my sister, she made those cinnamon rolls with the mashed taters and has them in the fridge to bake in the morning. She said, “Since Tommie mentioned my skinniness on her blog, and I have lost a few pounds, I decided to go ahead and try it. Actually, when I was thinking about how much exercise it would take to work off the calories, I was thinking of others that might partake who would prefer to weigh a little (or lot) less.” Maybe she’ll gain an ozzie or two.

The HTML expert sent a link for the file he’s been working on for the third quarter lessons. The editor asked me to go over it and make suggestions so I did. I made a detailed list of seven additions/corrections that needed to be made throughout the enormous file. I’ve heard from the editor but not from the expert. There’s more than that to do to complete it but it’s easier to do it myself than to try to explain it to him and have the result come out right.

That’s about it for today. It’s been sunny and warm and is supposed to stay that way until rain moves in (maybe) on Thursday. The Catz will love basking.

4 Responses to A Day In the Life

  1. Mary Jane Graves April 18, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    I love basking, too!

    • Tommie April 18, 2016 at 10:59 am #

      It’s especially nice this time of year when it isn’t hot.

  2. Shari April 18, 2016 at 10:01 am #

    Try this………………….and you can always cut down the amount of water or add more chia for a thicker pudding.

    by Shari Viger

    ½ cup chia seeds
    1 cup water
    1 ½ cups favorite nut milk
    ¼ t. cinnamon
    1 T vanilla
    ¼ cup sweetener (agave or coconut nectar works well)

    Mix the chia seeds and water together very well and let sit to absorb all the water, about 15 minutes.

    Stir in cinnamon, vanilla and sweetener.

    Pour nut milk over the bowl and eat.


    • Tommie April 18, 2016 at 10:58 am #

      I have enough left from yesterday I just might try this today. Thanks!

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