Monday, December 1, 2014

Phase versus Faze #2

I just read a blog post that did not spell faze correctly, 
given the context in which the word was used.

I wrote about this issue here first. 

Come on, people!

Don't always rely on spell check. 

Think about the meaning and context of the words you are using.

P.S. If you EVER catch me using a word out of context, PLEASE correct me!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Recap - 2014

We spent the day with The Sister and her family.

A lovely time was had by all.

The Sister with the beautiful table she put together for us. 

Another view of the table. 

The food was delicious and plentiful.

We started with my deviled eggs and 
a fruit and cheese selection prepared by our own Sweet Baby L.

We then progressed to the the standard Thanksgiving fare.

(I don't know why I don't have a picture of the bird before carving?)

Tasty side dishes.

So many tasty side dishes, they all didn't fit on the small table.

During dinner we discussed what we were each thankful for this year.  

All the adults mentioned good healthcare. 

We are all fortunate to have it and have had to use it this year.

The kids were thankful for family and friends and food

I love The Sister, The Brother-in-Law and Niece 1 and Niece 2!

 And I love The Husband.

What were you thankful for yesterday?

What are you thankful for today and in the future?

Monday, November 24, 2014

This Week I'm Thankful for Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays (among many other things)

I'm on PTO Monday-Wednesday this week.  Thursday and Friday are paid holidays.

{Happy dance!}

A trip to the grocery store is on the agenda today.

Laundry is on the agenda.

Cleaning out 2 dresser drawers is on the agenda also.

What's on your agenda for today?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Text to My Work Group This Morning

"Believe it or not...

The door to our detached garage will not open all the way.  Steve crawled in to disconnect the opener. See his feet?  

But he still can't get it open.

I'll be in as soon as this problem is solved :-)



Now the door won't open at all.  My car and my husband are trapped.  Oh, nooooooooo! Stupid detached garage!


He's out!


He phoned Tulsa Overhead Door and they said they would send someone out.

I Uber'ed to work. 

Text from The Husband at 12:49pm:

"Cars are out. I'll keep you updated.


New springs and new rollers. $300.  Works like new.


Of course it does!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pour versus Pore #2

I first wrote about this issue here.

I was reading a well written paper (I thought) 

on Generation Y in the workplace 

and came across a passage where it stated:

"we poured over the information..." 

instead of 

"we pored over the information..."

Little things like this bug me.

Do they bug you?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Life and Stuff

Life and stuff just happens. You know that is true, correct? Posts here at Cindy's Clipboard are now very random.  I'm trying to do better. We'll see how that works!

The Husband and I participated in the second "Dwell in the IDL" tour on Sunday, 11/09/2014.

We have worked the majority of our corporate careers in downtown Tulsa.  We are thrilled classic, Art Deco (and other) buildings in Tulsa are being converted to living spaces.  

We will probably end up in an apartment in one of these buildings when we decide to downsize and sell our 100 year old home...which is just one mile away from many of these places.

We are going to host a great "living estate sale" one day!   :-) 

How about you? Are you thinking about downsizing sometime in the near (3-5 years) future?

Where would you end up?  

An urban environment?

A retirement community?

In your home state? Or, a retirement state (Florida or Arizona)?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Smothered Steak

I made my sister-in-law's Smothered Steak tonight.

I served it to The Husband with mashed potatoes (real butter, sour cream, salt & pepper).

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Claudia's Smothered Steak
  • 2 1/2 pounds of boneless round steak, cut in serving pieces 
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Dredge in flour
  • Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in a large skillet
  • Brown meat on both sides
Combine and whisk until smooth:
  • 3 Tablespoons of flour
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Dash of Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Water
After the above mixture is smooth, add 2 cups of water and whisk until well blended.

Pour mixture over steak.  

Cover and cook over medium heat 50-60 minutes or until tender.

Serve with mashed potatoes. (Or, egg noodles!)

I'm planning to take the leftovers to Mom to see how they taste re-heated.

What are you cooking?