To watch us dance is to hear our heart speak.
Up bright and early, I went through the New Year’s Eve plans, and we have 94 family and friends joining us. After Sue got up, I went out and did some chores and a little bit of shopping. After three weeks of medicines, my belly was giving me fits, so I got some stuff to fix the bloating.
The cleaning people showed up at 10:30 PM, and we stayed while they worked. Typically we disappear, but we were not ready to do the disappearing act yet!
Lunch was left-overs, and the Chinese cuisine is just about gone! I do like the Kung-Pow Chicken, but more hot pepper sauce is needed for me to get a bang out of it.
Did You Know? Kung Pao Chicken, also transcribed as Gong Bao or Kung Po, is a spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables (traditionally leek only), and chili peppers. Pao means peanuts. The classic dish in Sichuan cuisine originated in the Sichuan Province of south-western China and included Sichuan peppercorns. Although the recipes are found throughout China, there are regional variations that are typically less spicy than the Sichuan serving. Kung Pao chicken is also a staple of Westernized Chinese cuisine.
In the afternoon, I worked in the garage for a while. I realized we have four cases of TP, so I canceled the Amazon automatic order until our supplies dwindle! I got a new toy from Amazon while I was in the garage.
The CB10 is an AC Circuit Breaker Finder/Receptacle Tester that locates circuit breakers and tests receptacle wiring. It allows the user to quickly locate 110 Volt to 125-Volt AC circuit breakers and fuses. When the correct circuit breaker is found, flashing LEDs and an audible beeper provide a no-miss indication. The CB10 also features a variable sensitivity adjustment to pinpoint the right circuit breaker.
It is 3:30 PM and time to go to the hospital for pre-op check-in and pre-op testing. The kidney stones come out next week, so today we did the pre-op stuff. The hospital was outstanding, and we were in and out in about 90 minutes!
It was 4:45 PM, and traffic was terrible and too early to go home, so we made a stop at CPK. Table #40 was open and ready for us (it’s the one closest to the bar and the quietest). Sue did the pea and barley soup while I downed an excellent piece of salmon. Two G&Ts later, I was good to go.
We watched Christmas Ice Sculptures as our Christmas movie of the night. Summary: Callie, an aspiring chef, with her childhood friend David, enters Callie into a club’s annual Christmas ice sculpting competition against her boss. Callie’s passions for cooking and ice sculpting meet with romance and Christmas spirit.
We crashed about 10:00 PM as I had not laid down all day and was dragging. No tookies tonight, we were just too tired, and we were both full of our late dinner!