2023 May 23 Tuesday in Leander TX

MORNING COFFEE

THE great Coffee Group Civil War is under way. Today there were four of us at a table in the community room, as usual. However, some of the regular coffee group were sitting in chairs in the lobby area. Don’t ask me. I don’t know. I don’t want to know. I don’t like the negative tension that is going around.

I COULDN’T stay long anyway ’cause I had an appointment with a vampire to have blood extracted. I have an appointment with the urologist next week where I will learn the results of the test and what it means for the future.

I AM curious but not concerned. My past is forgiven and my future secure.

DAY 85°Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
NIGHT 64° Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Total sleep time 08H 18 M
From 11:53 PM to 8:30 AM
REM 0 M
Deep 02 H 25 M
Light 05 H 53 M
100% of 8 H goal
Awake 00 H 19 M

MEXICAN TRAIN

Sandy, Ritha, Kay, Fran, MiLei, Tom, Ella, Sandy, ?, ?, ?, Dora. I left before the end of play. There were still four more rounds to go but I was tired and my back hurt. Also, I’d won four rounds and it was somebody else’s tooth

Homemade Vanilla Pudding
Cook Time: 20 mins
Additional Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs
Ingredients
2 cups milk
½ cup white sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg optional
Directions
Step 1
Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat until bubbles form at the edges.
Step 2
Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a small bowl.
Step 3
Add sugar, cornstarch, and salt mixture to hot milk, a little at a time, stirring until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
Step 4
Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in vanilla and butter (at this point I also quickly add a well beaten egg)
Step 5
Spoon pudding evenly into 5 serving dishes; chill in the refrigerator before serving or eat while still warm.

©2023 Thomas E Williams

Goodnight and God bless.

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