:: I’m waiting at home today while my car, Olivia, is in the shop. She is a 10 y.o. Honda Accord Coupe. Yesterday I went in for an oil change, knowing that there’d be more to it than just that. At ten years there has to be.
Apparently at year 7 something involving the timing belt [belts?] was to be done. But I didn’t do it then. Probably because no one at the dealership told me to do it. Whatever.
So I’m having it done now. And this, people, is why I like Honda Accords. They are very forgiving about maintenance schedules, which is a good thing when they belong to a person such as me. That would be a woman who means well, but often forgets to have the oil changed on a timely basis. A woman who maintains her car based on whims– and prayers.
:: I got a new slow cooker [aka crock pot] for Christmas. Did I tell you this before? Probably not. Exciting news such as that I usually keep to myself because I wouldn’t want you, gentle readers, to be jealous of my good fortune!
My new slow cooker is shiny and bright red– and works about a hundred times better than the old one. Considering that I have the time today, I’m going to research some new recipes to make in it. Clearly I know what herbs + spices are available in our kitchen. Plus we have a busy weekend coming up, so fixing and forgetting a meal sounds like a good thing to do.
Anyone got a favorite slow cooker recipe that I should know about?
:: I’ve mentioned this before but as a refresher: Murphy Brown had Eldon, the painter– while I have Greg, the landscaper. And it being on the cusp of spring here, Greg has been in touch. Actually he first phoned me in January, but I dodged his calls because I didn’t want to talk about gardening. Couldn’t I just have one month off?
However, Greg is nothing if not clever. He started emailing Zen-Den, who then started forwarding me photos of shrubs and bushes and such– so that I’d decide a thing, or two, about this year’s spring garden clean-up & replacement ideas. [We’ve been at this residence close to 14 years now, so lots of the original bushes are near the end of their vitality.]
And you know what? Much to my surprise I’m rather pleased to be looking at photos of + details about green growing things. I think that I’m ready for spring.