HELLO

Still here. Still just kind of vegging, although I did cook a bit here and there.

Corn chowder, anyone? Enough for about three or four bowls: cube two peeled or not potatoes, chop an onion, barely cover with water, cook til tender. Add 2 cans cream corn, simmer a bit, add one can evaporated (not condensed) milk, a spoon or so of bacon grease (or not) s&p, heat, don’t boil. Just reheat single bowlfuls as needed. Just add more potatoes if want a larger amount.

Party mix. Am having some right now. Put into small pan on very low 1 stick butter, 2 sloppy tablespoons worcestershire sauce, about a teaspoon each of celery salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. I like it well-seasoned. Leave on low heat for awhile so spices can soak up butter. Toss with 6 cups Chex, rice, corn and wheat, I like lots of wheat Chex. I do this in a large microwave safe bowl and nuke for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring well every two minutes. Can oven bake for an hour at 250, stirring every 15 minutes. 13 x 9 pan is good for this. Can also add nuts or pretzels or whatever.

Sleep, read, awake most of the night. It’s all getting very discombobulated. But someday spring and sun will be back and maybe I will get it together once again. Possibly. Could happen. Anyway, came across this today:

https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

OH, MY

I am a bit appalled today. Finally, FINALLY, went down to get my mail. Trash in hallway. Trash and filth in elevator. Trash in lobby, trash in outer lobby. What has happened to my building? People stealing packages, trash everywhere. We used to have a cleaner who came in and vacc’d the halls and cleaned the glass, etc. My landlord has tried three, yes three, times to scam me into paying more rent. There used to be background checks before you were allowed to rent here. No more, it seems. Rents are high, I can barely manage daily life, how could I ever move, if I could even find someplace? Disturbing. So much crap is going on out there, we don’t need more of it in here. No idea what to do about it, either?

SNOW

Yes, it actually did snow. We got more than six inches. It was lovely, too. I was, of course, awake all night and so got to watch it fall in between bouts of reading. Took some vids so I can remember what snow is like. The way things seem to be going, I kind of expect there will come a winter where we don’t get any at all. Global warming is real. Bein up all night when it’s snowing is nice, but being up all night means zombie Jean the next day. Not fun. Hope these don’t slow down the page load too much.

Miss G and Snow 3:30am

And around 7am.

NOT LOOKING GOOD HERE

Places are closing, things are being postponed, the daily count is sky-rocketing. Wear your damn masks, people. Get vaccinated. Or just stay the hell home and stew in your own stupid juices. Good grief. You are ruining life for the rest of us, and actually killing some of us. Are we collateral damage to your selfishness?