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Dinner with plumtreeblossom, and CPAP update 
24th-Oct-2006 03:36 am
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
I’ve had lots of wonderful stuff going on since I posted last, and I’m not going to bother trying to catch up. But I wanted to post about seeing plumtreeblossom last night, which was lovely. I brought over dinner in my crock pot, a pre-marinated turkey tenderloin which I had cooked according to a recipe cathijosephine had come up with: cooked for about 5hrs in soy sauce and apple juice, along with lots of quartered small potatoes. I threw in a few spices, too, but I don’t remember exactly what they were. (Pretty sure there was some ginger.) I cooked it on high and it came out amazingly tender, and the potatoes sucked up all the soy-sauce and turkey flavour and were quite yummy themselves. For dessert we had the remainder of a cheesecake plumtreeblossom had made the last time I was over and it was still yum-m-mee. And we had some red wine (don’t remember what kind). Lovely, lovely dinner.

I stayed over at her place last night, and it was the first time we’d tried that on a “school night”, and also the first time I’d taken my CPAP machine away from home. Success on both counts! I admit, waking up at 6:00am is not exactly something I’d just happen to do on my own, but I didn’t complain, and plumtreeblossom made me coffee. :-) I’d been worried that without my humidifier in the room (which makes a huge difference) I’d get completely dry the way I did a few times the first week I was using the machine, but plumtreeblossom has a really pretty lighted ultrasonic humidifier (sort of a cross between a humidifier and a decorative fountain) that she had brought into her room, and it seems to have done the trick.

I’m going to take this opportunity to comment about how much of a difference the CPAP machine has been making. A couple days recently at work I’ve been able to start working on a project in the morning, and just keep working on the same project for the whole day, and not get sidetracked, and not get overwhelmed, and remember what I was working on even when somebody comes in my office and asks me a question. I remember being able to do that! And it’s so good to be able to do it again. The same thing is going on, to a less dramatic because less easily quantifiable degree, in the rest of my life. There are a lot of things (like finishing unpacking) that I’d basically been stalled on for a long time that I’m seeing myself start to make some progress on again. There are all sorts of things — often trivial little things — that I used to think of and think, well, maybe I’ll do that someday if I have the energy, and now I think of them and (sometimes, anyway) I just go ahead and do them, or at least start them. And I’m still absent-minded and spacey sometimes, but my memory (and especially my ability to keep track of things) is clearly much improved. And my alertness and sense that I’m catching what’s going on around me is better. Yay!

Oh, and tonight’s Poly Boston dinner at Bertucci’s was well-attended and full of interesting conversation. (For instance, I learned a lot about the history of Islam, and about particularly flammable radio transmitters.) I think I may make that a monthly thing, since it seems like a venue that works really well.
24th-Oct-2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Excellent Bertucci's! On my way out, I saw the matre-d, who was there last time and fired our waitress. I mentioned I was with that group, and he remembered us because of the waitress incident.
24th-Oct-2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
I learned a lot about the history of Islam, and about particularly flammable radio transmitters.

Well, that gives me a pretty good idea of who one of the attendees was.
24th-Oct-2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
Yup! When I saw him I was hoping you might be there, too. *Hug*.
24th-Oct-2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
I just got a crock pot and would love some of your recipes if you are willing to give them to me. I have not spent much time looking for them yet on the net, but that is one of my next food projects.
24th-Oct-2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
I have a couple on paper at home (or in my head), and I’ll try to transcribe them and mail them to you (or post them here, perhaps). In the meantime, I would highly encourage you to join what_a_crock, which is a good source for recipes and inspiration. And that’s where I posted my “Kalua Cow” recipe (and the more-typical Kalua Pig recipe it’s based on).

I look forward to crockpot-geeking with you. :-)
24th-Oct-2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
This coming Sunday we get to set the clocks back and hour, and I can set the alarm for 7 instead of 6 (I won't need to be in so early this time) so we'll actually get two extra hours of sleep!

I just want to tell everyone reading how incredibly sweet and thoughtful beowabbit is just by his very nature, and how he perpetually makes me smile with the caring things he does. He's sexy and smart and dearly loves all the wonderful people in his life, and loves life itself. It is a true joy spending time with him.

*kisses, kisses, kisses!*
24th-Oct-2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
24th-Oct-2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
I think I may make that a monthly thing, since it seems like a venue that works really well.

It really seemed to work well. It was a great evening, thank you.
24th-Oct-2006 06:41 pm (UTC)

BTW, I think I know who this is, by process of elimination, but if you tell me where you were sitting I can be sure. (Or you could keep me in suspense. That’s fine, too.)
24th-Oct-2006 07:46 pm (UTC)

I am ariesd's spouse. I was sitting between him and alan7388 diagonally across from you.
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