Another Start

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I am amazed at the number of you who read my posts. I really appreciate all of you. And, I apologize for my absence. The challenges of changing jobs, and the stresses leading up to the change, took more time than I should have allowed. I am back for another start.

I am going to begin (again) by writing about 3 or 4 bullet point items each Sunday. I am going to call the series “Weekly Review”. I plan to include things like: what I read or am reading, something interesting I learned, a recipe experiment, interesting new tech, etc. I make no promises on the subject matter, or the length of the post. But, I will post. Beginning now. 

This week I learned – that you can use regular expressions, in a limited manner, in Gmail filters. I, like most people, get an overwhelming amount of email. I use Gmail filters and labels (why don’t they call them folders?) extensively to organize incoming mail. I’ll try to write more about this topic, in an instructional manner, soon.

I recently readOne Second After, by William R. Forstchen. This novel is about an Elctromagnet pulse attack, and is set in Black Mountain, NC. The novel delves into the effect the pulse has on the everyday lives of people. It points out much that we, in modern society, take for granted. The book has some disturbing parts. Here is the Good Reads page, with many bad reviews. While I agree with many of the reviews, I do recommend reading it.

Banana Blueberry Smoothie – I like smoothies. I made one this week with the ingredients below. I don’t follow an exact recipe. The quantities are unimportant and to not have to be precise.

2 frozen bananas (see hint in the next entry below)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
1 cup juice of choice (I used a cranberry-blueberry blend this week)

Put everything in a blender and pulse-blend on your blender’s highest setting. Add more juice to your liking.

Saving Bananas – When bananas get to the point that you know you won’t use them before they over-ripen, save them by freezing. Peel the bananas, put them in a zip-top bag, and place in the freezer. You can use them in smoothies, or make a banana-milkshake-like smoothie by blending the frozen bananas with milk in a blender. Add a dash of vanilla for another flavor depth.

If you have questions, suggestions, ideas, or just want to say hi, please do so in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Do come back.



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