Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sunday post

 


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LOOKING FORWARD TO JANUARY

I did some improv with Friday Delight group on zoom. Here's a picture from last week


Spent this week driving for ride share. Here are some interesting observations I made while listening to clients ...At Saint Catherine’s university they have a separate nursing award for Alzheimer’s clients.And a lot of the residents are nuns. 

current snow fall in MN
“They still pray a lot even though they have Alzheimer’s” said client who is a nursing assistant that works at St Kates.


This is the second time this week that I had to pick up a high school student while driving Uber. In Minnesota, a lot of the students take the city bus to school and during the pandemic a lot of the bus drivers are not working.I asked this student if there are a lot of shenanigans at his school because he attends Central high school, one the largest high schools in Saint Paul and he was like "oh yeah🤪"

When I went to school in North Minneapolis two guys in big wheel trucks would circle the school to get everyone’s attention. And smoking on the corner was the thing to do. 

That's my week. Tell me about yours in the comments below.


ON THE BLOG

Reading




"The View from Here" by Rachel Howzell. Synopisis: Rachel's life changes on the afternoon she receives a phone call from the harbor. During a scuba dive, her husband Truman disappears. No one—not his diving instructor, not the Coast Guard—can find him. Is he still alive? Or is grief making her believe the impossible?

I liked this one a lot and all of the secrets in this couple's marriage. Rachel's husband was sure adventureous and it mentions how he's a lawyer in a case with his neighbor (also a lawyer).  There was just so many intriguing plot threads, including Rachel's numbing process(if you get what I mean)

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sunday Post #amwritiing #amjoy

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO JANUARY

Taking some time this week to answer questions about myself. (I got this from secret story swap) from https://www.bakinginatornado.com/

Whats a thing people turn to you all the time?

People come to me for social work type services. How to sign up for health insurance or housing they may ask me.  They ask me how to apply for a job.  I helped a few friends get jobs at the hospital, as I used to work one for many years.  They also turn to me for events. Before the pandemic I'd attend tons of events every month and I'd often bring a friend and this was an easy way to coordinate dates with friends throughout the month.

My son Zulfi at two years old

Pics from my week




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Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

At Lake Nakomis-
Improv on the ICe

ON THE BLOG

Reading







Watching
The Bridgerton series on Netflix. I'm a little late on this one but I liked it a lot. I also watched "Emily and Paris" and loved that series. I was in Paris in 2011 and 2014 so I had a lot of nostalgia for these two shows.


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Sunday Post

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

Looking forward to January

This week it snowed in Minnesota. I had a friend who had to move his that hadn't been running for the last month and he ended up having a big run around with the tow company in twenty below weather before they arrived.  
And then a pipe in the building burst and the apartment lobby flooded three inches, and the fire department came with wet vacs and pulled out all the carpet.  Huge tiles from the ceiling were removed. The elevators didn't work so some people had to walk (in some instances) ten floors to get home.

Fun fact about me: A neighbor in my building Nicknamed me "Fire" (not cuz my red hair) because I called the fire department years ago and two fire trucks showed up to investigate the gas smell in the building's kitchen.  A lot of people have this sign in their front year that says "We Watch, We call." I should have that plastered on my Forehead!

I also helped my son put together some figures from the Star Wars Lego set.




My son at the buffet



ON THE BLOG

Loved this series on Netflix called "Home for Christmas". Its based in Norway. Tired of the constant comments on her relationship status, perpetually single Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas
I just loved the snowy setting of Norway and the acting and dramatic bits were terrific.  It made me appreciate my little snowy oasis in Minnesota a lot more.

"Meet you in the Middle"  is a modern, heartfelt and hopeful romance that hilariously explores what happens when you fall in love with your political polar opposite. I thought it was cute but I do get it when people complain about the enemies to lovers trope and how it romantizes toxic relationships.


 



Sunday, January 2, 2022

Sunday blog post #amwriting #amhoy

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           LOOKING FORWARD TO January

Happy New Year's Everyone

This week I drove a bit for Uber and picked up a guy who said he gives haircuts to the

 Viking's players. 

Downtown St Paul


I house sat for my sis.  This New Years was low key. Spent this year with Miley and Pete watching the ball drop. I also made peanut butter bars for my clients. I listed the recipe below. A friend of mine took me to the Japanese buffet for running her on a few errands.



Recipe


  1. Peanut Butter Bars
  2. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Mix the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and confectioners’ sugar together in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup (250g) of peanut butter, then press evenly into prepared baking pan.
  4. Melt remaining 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter with the chocolate chips in the microwave or on the stove. Stir until smooth. Spread over peanut butter layer.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator until completely firm, at least 2 hours. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve chilled. Setting them out for a few hours at room temperature for serving is OK.
  6. Cover leftover bars tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • 1/2 cup (115gsalted butter, melted*
  • 1 cup (85ggraham cracker crumbs (about 8 full sheet graham crackers)
  • 2 cups (240gconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons (280gcreamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1 cup (180g) semi-sweet chocolate chips


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