Thursday, May 5, 2011


There's a high pressure system sitting offshore of California. When this happens it means the temperatures go up. Yesterday and today has been rather warm. I turned on the A/C for a couple of hours yesterday and today turned it on around 3pm. I turned it off before 8pm and opened up the windows. It is still warm outside. The bedroom window has been left open the last couple of nights. Its still been hard to sleep. I forgot about it being warm and put the flannel sheets back on the bed Monday night. That certainly hasn't helped...duh!! I need to get them taken off and put regular sheets on. The heavy blankets are off and just have a light summer blanket on. Get this, though, by Sunday there are showers forecast.

I finished the last ebook I downloaded from the library last night. It was really good, a little heart-renching though. It is called Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Linda See. I think I mentioned in a previous post it takes place in rural China in the mid 19th century. It went into a lot of detail about binding the feet of young girls and the match making that occurs when the girls are still quite young. I would highly recommend it if interested in stories that take place in the Orient.

I was going to download something else, however there wasn't anything that I was interested in and available. So today I stopped at the library before I went to Bel Air. It is on the way to the grocery store. I have read several books by Brock & Bodie Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee). They write historical fiction. They wrote several series about the Jews in Europe and the struggle to get back to the Promised Land. A few years ago I started a series called the AD Chronicles. These take place during the time of Jesus. I would buy the hardcover, read it then pass it on to Denise. There are now 11 books in the series...I got as far as the 6th book. Barnes & Noble does not have them available as ebooks and the library doesn't either. They do have them in the branches. So today I borrowed the 7th book and also borrowed another book of Debbie Macomber's that is on my wish list. They are both due May 26th...I'll have them read before that date.

A few months ago I found a crafter online who lives on the Big Island of Hawaii, Barb Sasaki (Sasaki Creations). She makes handbags and other items out of coffee bags. I think I found her Etsy shop when I snooping around on Etsy. Anyway she had a few bags made from Kaua'i Coffee Company. My mother was born on Kaua'i in the town of Ele'ele. One of the bags she had in her Etsy shop that was made with a Kaua'i Coffee bag had the town of Ele'ele on the bag. We've corresponded back and forth on Facebook and email and last month I ordered a bag made from that particular coffee bag. I got an email from her today that it was finished and she was mailing it. I am so excited to get the bag. I want to use it as a carry-on and bag when I leave on my trip to Alabama next month. It should be big enough to hold my Nook, camera, MP3 player plus wallet, etc. This is an early birthday present from me to me. I'll take pictures when it gets here and upload them on this blog.

Easter Sunday we went to Mimi's Cafe to eat. I got their Asian Chicken was so good. So since it was so hot and I didn't really want to be in a hot kitchen, I decided to make a salad for dinner. I didn't take a picture. I bought a bag of mixed greens, then put in half of a red bell pepper, some mushrooms, green onions, red cabbage, avocado. I also bought a package of won ton wrappers and some chicken. I pan fried the chicken and then cut it up in small pieces. I used half of the package of wrappers...cut them in strips and then fried them. I broke them up when I added them to the salad. The dressing I got was made by Ken' Asian Sesame dressing. I was not too pleased with it. It definitely did not taste like Mimi's dressing. :)However the salad was fantastic.

Wow, this post is long...that's enough then...until next time...


  1. Wow, that's some serious reading you've been doing. I can barely finsh my National Geographic magazines! Hahaha.

    I'm curious about your Barb Sasaki bag. Sounds interesting!

    Your salad sounds so ono.

  2. Hey,'s Barb's web site:

    I'll take pictures soon as I get it. I do love to read...I go in spurts, read a lot then don't read for a while... :)

    My salad wasn't as good as Mimi' was the dressing, I think.