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» Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hark, hark, the dog does bark!

This means she needs to go out and it's only 9 a.m. Gratefully, I stayed under my blankets for another half hour. When I came out the counters were cleared, the dishwasher was chugging away, and Schuyler was blinking contentedly at her teevee.

We did little today: a trip to Costco to use some coupons and to get some Swiffer wet cloths so I can mop the floors (turned out there was none downstairs when I wanted to do it Thursday at lunch), where we found the Tintin series on DVD for a Very Good Price. On the way home we stopped at Kroger for Those Damn Bananas, yogurt, and other necessities of the week.

Spent the afternoon at home doing some tidying up and doing more Titanic viewing and listening. The BBC has several different programs on their iPlayer about the event, including a story about the hymn "Nearer, My God to Thee" (supposedly what the band was playing when the ship went down, although other sources say it was "light dance music" or a song called "Autumn") and people reading letters sent by passengers and crew. They also have a broadcast that I didn't have time to listen to: Titanic: Moment by Moment, which intersperses music and commentary with events of the sinking as they happened.

We had a very easy supper tonight. James takes ground beef (we bought the leanest they had this morning) and cooks it up together the Knorr "Tomato Parmesan" noodle mix and chopped onions. It's delicious, even though I call it "beef glop" <g>. We had an ear of sweet corn—and I do mean sweet!—each and the rest of the strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Now it's time for Frozen Planet followed by Mythbusters.

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