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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WC 112520

 


Today's challenge is recipes from fiction books I'd like to try.

I can't remember any recipes. I can think of a few foods mentioned that would be nice to try.

Lord of the Rings: Lamnas Bread.

Harry Potter: Pumpkin Juice and Butter Beer.


I just finished the Red Mountain Chronicles, by Boo Walker. If your a wine lover, this is your set of books. Everything you want to know about the art of winemaking. One of the m
 ain characters is a woman who is starting a bed and breakfast. She's a health enthusiast and the meals she makes sound delicious. Most of them have kale, cauliflower, broccoli and other healthy foods. They sound delicious. Reading about the different breads and deserts had my mouth watering.

Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss. There's a restaurant in town that offers this on the menu. It's scrambled eggs with green chile and cubed ham. Delicious.

Land Prawns from Little Fuzzy, by H. Beam Piper. I love shrimp and to have them wandering all over the land for the picking would be great.



Elephant feet stuffed with pastries, hummingbird tongues, stuffed sea urchins. A few of the delicacies I came across in researching for Optimus: Praetorian Guard

The wealthy Romans had a wide variety of exotic foods. The proletariat or masses made do with bread and chick peas aka garbanzo beans.




Sunday, November 22, 2020

Time To Count Blessings

 It's time for thinking about our blessings. The song: Count Your Blessings name them one by one. Count your blessing see what God has done.

The greatest blessing is the sacrifice of Jesus who I accepted as savior at age 10. He's walked with me and talked with my all my life and has seen me through good time and bad. Without my faith I would be the most wretched of creatures

Here's my many blessings this year:


1. My health. I have my diabetes under control. The new medicine I have needs one injection a week. Getting off the insulin is helping me lose weight.

2. My family's health. Son works at a pharmacy in the liquor dept. He's still healthy, but I worry for him. Daughter and wife are doing fine. Eldest grandson graduated high school, other grandson entering high school and granddaughter middle school. All doing well.

3. Financially we are secure. We have shelter, transportation, and can afford the necessaries.

4. Mother passed away, but her descent was quick and I was there through hospice to ease her suffering.

5. I'm thankful for all our friends and family members who have been supportive as we've gone into a period of mourning. Their cards, phone calls and visits have been a balm on our grief.

6. This year I've updated most of my novels and they are now in paperback at a reasonable price.

7.  I'm thankful for being able to read e-books at reasonable prices to keep my mind sharp.

8. I'm thankful for Top Ten Tuesday and Wednesday Challenge giving me the ability to exchange ideas and opinions on multiple topics to many people. I have commented on those all over the world and they have said kind things to me.

9. I'm thankful for other bloggers that read my stories as I read theirs and then write reviews. Authors are always hungry and thirsty for a fair and honest review.

10. I'm thankful for living in an area with a wonderful climate. Albuquerque is cooler than Arizona, warmer than Colorado, less windy than West Texas and less humid as East Texas. We don't fear earthquakes, hurricanes, or  tornados.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Where does your state rank with Covid?


Covid-19 cases by state percentage as of November 19, 2020

 

 

 

Location

 

 

Cases

 

 

Percent

1

North Dakota

67,230

8.82%

2

South Dakota

68,671

7.76%

3

Iowa

195,610

6.20%

4

Wisconsin

350,665

6.02%

5

Nebraska

103,805

5.37%

6

Utah

162,028

5.05%

7

Idaho

86,435

4.84%

8

Illinois

606,771

4.79%

9

Tennessee

325,201

4.76%

10

Montana

50,582

4.73%

11

Mississippi

137,396

4.62%

12

Arkansas

137,617

4.56%

13

Alabama

223,486

4.56%

14

Louisiana

209,914

4.52%

15

Kansas

130,716

4.49%

16

Wyoming

25,275

4.37%

17

Rhode Island

45,911

4.33%

18

Minnesota

242,043

4.29%

19

Missouri

258,762

4.22%

20

Florida

905,248

4.22%

21

Georgia

433,732

4.09%

22

Oklahoma

161,425

4.08%

23

Nevada

125,459

4.07%

24

Indiana

268,222

3.98%

25

Arizona

283,102

3.89%

26

South Carolina

199,447

3.87%

27

Texas

1,091,264

3.76%

28

Alaska

25,588

3.50%

29

New Mexico

70,451

3.36%

30

New Jersey

289,562

3.26%

31

Kentucky

144,753

3.24%

32

Colorado

176,694

3.07%

33

North Carolina

320,862

3.06%


34

Delaware

29,755

3.06%

35

Michigan

303,058

3.04%

36

New York

574,072

2.95%

37

Massachusetts

195,868

2.84%

38

Maryland

171,823

2.84%

 

39

District of Columbia

19,465

2.76%

40

Ohio

318,828

2.73%

41

Connecticut

97,028

2.72%

42

California

1,059,489

2.68%

43

Virginia

208,833

2.45%

44

Pennsylvania

287,425

2.25%

45

West Virginia

36,266

2.02%

46

Washington

135,424

1.78%

47

Oregon

59,669

1.42%

48

Puerto Rico

43,910

1.38%

49

Hawaii

16,974

1.20%

50

New Hampshire

15,319

1.13%

51

Maine

9,519

0.71%

52

Vermont

3,161

0.51%

·         Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering

 

·         Last updated: November 19, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. ET