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sigh of relief! 
Aug. 29, 2012 8:51 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2012 6:29 pm
All told, it's been a pretty cummy 10 days, or so...  Began with the garbage disposal leaking like a sieve, then on to the kitchen tv's reciever going out!  (How can CrazyCook function, without my "stories?")  At this point, I was still awaiting my visit to the ENT regarding my throat...  Then came the JURY SUMMONS, which sent me into a tailspin...  I understand all about "civic duty," and such, but last time, I was such a basket case by time I sat in front of "the judge" as a potential juror, that she graciously and with total tact, suggested that I be released from duty at that time...

So, backing up a bit...  I emptied out the cabinet under the sink, and stashed those bottles etc of cleaning "stuff."   I have no idea where half of this came from, and much of it may never grace that cabinet again ( I think it's time for disposal for some...)  Once I had the flood mopped and sopped up, I moved on, to "how to get a new disposal?"  That was a long afternoon, to say the least!  I finally settled on ordering one, since it would seem that few "stores" stock these items these days...  That, or they were of a make that I'd read really bad reviews about!  It arrived a few days later, and I finally opted to prove to myself, that I am still physically able to do such home repairs - which I did on the 25th!  It felt good...

Meanwhile, I got up Friday morning (24th) to find the tv in the kitchen had gone out...  What next?

I had no time to deal with that, as I was off to the ENT that afternoon...  ALL IS WELL, folks!  He doesn't even want a biopsy!

Sorry to be redundant if you read my post of the 25th., which is the day I fixed the disposal, and the day after the doc...

What else?  Jason came home from work Friday, and called "DirectTV" regarding the burned out reciever, and an order was placed for a replacement, which arrived yesterday, and after about 30 mins on the phone, was back up and running! 

My jury summons is ready for the mail carrier come tomorrow...  I do belive that FINALLY I've tied up the loose ends of the issues of the last week plus, and perhaps I can get back to my "crazy" self, and my little world of safety!  The house sure is crying for some cleaning, and of course, I've barely been able to cook for a week due to no tv!

So, friends, when a dark cloud lingers overhead, try to take a deep breath, and remember that blue skies are only around the corner, or a few valium won't hurt!  lol

Be happy, be healthy, be crazy (I sure am, at times!)

Aug. 30, 2012 2:36 am
hello friend, well it sounds like you have had quite the time,so glad you have it all taken care of now,i just hate when thing go wrong ...cause it can't just be one well friend and go cook like will make you feel better...later friend...Judy
Aug. 30, 2012 9:58 am
YEAH! The DR visit went well! Honestly, I like boring days around here, it means nothing went wrong :) It sounds like you had minor bumps in the road and they have smoothed out. So now watchya cookin'?
Aug. 30, 2012 11:34 am
Judy, once I get all the stuff back under the sink, and floors done, I'll be back up and running... till the next round of hiccups, lol! Be well, friend!
Aug. 30, 2012 11:37 am
Cat, thanks for the chuckle! You have a point about boring days! Last week I made two batches of peach jam, and a batch of (navel)orange marm... now have 4 lbs of yummy black grapes awaiting, and some fresh green beans. Think I need more canning jars! Tomorrow, when I go to the grocery! Be well!
Aug. 30, 2012 3:29 pm
I sat on a JURY, "Guilty", And he was (His layer said he was afterwards, in the deliberation chambers). He went up the river for 15 years. I hate it when the TV don't work, More so the kitchen TV. I have all 5 of my TVs hooked to the same Tivo, on a amplified splitter so I get the same show in all rooms (no kids, he is long gone).
Aug. 30, 2012 6:01 pm
Having a son-in-law who is NYPD has gotten me excused from every criminal trial. I didn't get so lucky with a civil trial but when everyone finally got in the courtroom I realized I knew the person being sued, but I hadn't recognized her name. At the break I told the baliff and I was excused. You had all your life glitches happen in a short time, hopefully the universe will bypass you for a while.
Aug. 30, 2012 6:26 pm
King, I thought I was the only crazycook who can't turn on a burner without the tv on! Yrs back, I got tired of burning the meals! It also breaks the silence when I'm here alone... Be well!
Aug. 30, 2012 6:29 pm
BigShotsMom, even driving downtown to the courthouse is out of my comfort zone, and makes me a basket case! Think I have run out of "catastrophies" for a while - at least, Karma should smile on me for a while! Be well, friend!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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