I'm sitting here with my new glasses -- progressive lenses with both distance and reading correction. This is the first time I've ever needed correction for distance. While I can still see the writing on the sides of planes flying overhead, I have trouble reading the print on the TV. And so it begins.... I've been warned in trying to get used to them that I shouldn't take them off and I should not look down while walking down steps. Short of getting a white stick and a dog, I'm doing well...
The cheeses (and there were four, not three as I erroneously reported) that I had at Sweet Melissa's Cafe in Sanibel (where Marge set fire to her dessert menu) were: Ubriaco (an Italian cow cheese); Petite Vaccerinus (a Swiss cow cheese that was like an over-ripe brie); Boucheron (a French goat cheese); and La Peral (a Spanish sheep cheese). I'm going to try to replicate the raisin baguette served with the cheeses. I think it might have been made with an Earl Grey tea. I'll let you all know how this turns out.
Speaking of Earl Grey, I've been drinking a lot of hot tea lately. (It's bitter cold; this shouldn't be shocking). Two I had while we were in Florida are not sold ANYWHERE around here. Wouldn't you know that I'd find them on Amazon.com? Who'd have thought? One is a decaffeinated black ceylon and the other is an African nectar. Both are yum and I've already ordered both.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.