Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Day In the Life ...

Well, I did not get the LJS Peg Legs I was jonesing for ... but that's alright. Our daughter turned us on to an amazing recipe that we tried for the first time last night. Very tasty!

The short description is that you marinate pork chops in buttermilk overnight, roll them in a panko/flour/parmesan mix, brown them in a skillet, then bake them in a dish with chicken stock covering the bottom. They were really good ... winning! You can find the entire recipe here ... check it out!

I saw the kidney stone specialist yesterday. I swear between visits to Memorial and visits to Springfield Clinic, we alone are funding the new medical district. But we got good news ... tests show the staghorn they took out was a "uric acid" stone. I'm now on medication that should not only prevent formation of new stones ... but may dissolve the old ones. Yay for me. These pills, which I have to take twice a day, are roughly the size of my pinkie finger ... but ... that's okay. The ends justify the means.

Besides that, the day was long. After our delicious dinner, I spent the better part of an hour searching for one specific King of the Hill episode. Yeah, I know ... I really gotta get a life. But in any case, I found it and got a good laugh out of it.

I'm about half way down with the baby blanket I'm working on. It seems to be taking longer than usual ... maybe because there's more stitches? More color changes? I donno ... most blankets I can bang out in a week or two ... but this one is dragging. Still, it's relaxing so it's a good thing.

And so after a bit of rushing around ... a run of the mill night. All in all not too shabby.

They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Bob Dylan - Everybody Must Get Stoned