Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Wandering Veritgo

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As the room moves when I do, my brain is left behind.  I know I want to write something thoughtful and meaningful, but those words are out dancing.

Sitting here in my husband’s new office, I am surrounded by his books.  They are for the most part lined up in a topical way.  But this row?
God Created the Integers
The Mathematical Experience

Journey through Genius
Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions

Moby Dick

Photons & Atoms
The Twelve Caesars
Voyage to the Heart of Matter

Twelve Best Games of Chess
Acoustic Rock Guitar Bible

A View of the Universe

Paradigms Lost
Poems of Emily Dickinson

How Math Expands the World
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
The Persian Experiment

The Quantum Story
Danger of the Dragons

Killing Patton
Complex Variables
German (Language) Made Simple

As a post requiring thought, this one is simply looking in the mind and at the book shelves of my beloved. What have you learned about him?

Monday, January 9, 2017

And she's out!

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Carnival Freedom
When it comes to Christmas, nothing is relaxing or quiet. Between decorating and setting a celebratory meal on the table, noise and activity abounds.  Right?

My husband, his siblings, and their families (including us out-laws) took a cruise Dec. 24 through Dec. 31.  Mom had died February 5th, and this was our first Christmas without her. This cruise was in her honor and memory.

Lots of activity, lots of fun—it was a bonding time.

On December 25th, while walking down some stairs, I tripped and flew forward on the last three steps. Apparently, there was a resounding crackkthudd heard by people close by and my lights went out.  For three black silent minutes, spots flew around with vague voices asking me questions.

A concussion is a serious event.  For the entirety of the trip, my husband was by my side.  I couldn’t remember our room number, so I wrote it on my arm. Eat and sleep was the best entertainment going. Eating was also a problem: nausea

My doctor in Murrieta ran CT Scans, and firmly told me to take two weeks of relative inactivity which I have found very much needed. 

That all said, I’ll be silent in blog time, will try to post when I can.  See you in two weeks.

The recipe below I copied from Carnival chocolate melting cake .  Unfortunately, when copying and pasting direct, the whole thing is in a white highlight, but still readable.

Carnival Cruise Chocolate Melting Cake

This is the only thing that tasted good to me, seriously:

Author: Stephanie Manley
Recipe Type:Dessert
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Prepare this chocolate melting cake, it tastes like the Carnival Cruise version.

  • 6 ounces of butter
  • 6 ounces of baking chocolate (ideally 60% cacao)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons to butter ramekins
  • powdered sugar for dustiing
In a small bowl melt together chocolate and butter in the microwave. Melt for 30 seconds and stir, and repeat until chocolate and butter are melted.

Whisk together eggs and sugar until they are lighter in color and foamy. Add melted chocolate to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla extract, salt, and flour.

Spread butter in ramekins to grease the dishes. Pour batter into dishes. Cover dishes with plastic and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, you can refrigerate these for up to 4 hours. 

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 to 15 minutes. The tops will be firm, but the insides will be melting.

Dust with powdered sugar, and serve with a scoop of ice cream if desired.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Romantic Interlude with Snow

From my phone, cemetery across the street from the hotel

My son John was married on December 4th. to a lovely woman Arlette.  We flew to Chicago for the weekend and witnessed a beautiful wedding, which filled me with tears and happiness.

It was cold, just below freezing.  Not 1° like it is today, but just cold enough for flakes of snow.

Bare trees, as we never see them in desert California

By the time we returned to the hotel after the wedding, big flakes of wet snow were falling heavily.  My granddaughters were with us, and they ran in and out onto the balcony.

Falling snow as seen through my phone, with streetlight below

It was an amazing day.  We are blessed.

All is at peace.

This is my last post until after the New Year.  May God bless you all, and keep you, make His face to shine upon you, and grant you peace.