Tuesday, January 03, 2017


Esme and her friend had their sleepover the other night - and it went fairly well.  There was a lot of screaming and betrayal over Minecraft maps.  Esme and I have been playing a Minecraft map of mine and building our own houses, cooperating and sharing.  Mark has her learning Unreal Tournament as well - and she is getting the hang of it.

Olive Spinach Mayonnaise:
About 10 green olives, handful of spinach leaves, 2 tbsp of mayonnaise, a little water and about a teaspoon of olive oil.  Mix it all up together until it blends (water) and put it back in the fridge to congeal.  This is like a salad dressing consistency and I have spread it on bread, over green beans and in a tortilla underneath some meat.

I'm reading the Phoenix Decree series, and liking it.  It reminds me a bit of 10th Kingdom with the way they are going back and forth in time and discovering family secrets etc... with daemons and other creatures chasing them and magic.  10th Kingdom didn't have cars and helicopters or English estates.

I have another vacation starting on the 8th.  It's a bit tough at work right now because our manager has his arm in a sling from a surgery and cannot use it.  I close all this week up until the vacation starts.  Esme starts back to school tomorrow.

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