operating system on the iMac needs updating. The download
is 190 MB. I began the download earlier this morning
and at this point in time it tells me that it will take
approximately 17 to 19 more hours to download. The rest
of the Internet is slow when a download in is progress.
My communication with the outside world is now reduced
to a snail's pace. Dialup!
I've found an alternative bread recipe and will be giving it a go today. I think the problems with my present recipe are twofold. The first issue is that there is only one rise. The second issue is that the dough may need to be kneaded more thoroughly. I will try beginning with a sponge and kneading for an additional four minutes.
I did get the the bills paid yesterday. But on my desk there remain two rather intimidating government forms, that need filling and mailing. I hate government forms, receiving them, filling them out, submitting them, correcting them and waiting for the results of them. A necessary evil in life, the government form.
Well, I seem to be having a bit of a winge-day! This will not do.
Perhaps what is needed is a little attention to holiday cheer.
Every Christmas as a child, I found several cream filled chocolate drops in my stocking. I loved these chocolate drops. I think all six of my mother's children loved the chocolate drops. They are not available in the stores anymore, at least not anywhere I've been able to look. So I am thinking of trying to make them myself.
A quick look on the Internet brought up a few recipes for French Creams. I think I'll give one of them a try and see if I can replicate the beloved chocolate drops of my childhood. It will be tasty to try, if nothing else.
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The temporary sewing station. Note, this is the new window that Attila put in, to replace the door on the north side of the house.
By The Easy Chair
by Diana Gabaldon
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
(1743 - 1826)
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Visibility: 14.5 km
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Chill: -8
Wind: SSW 4 km/h
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