Friday, November 17, 2017


This one looks a bit cheesy, so maybe I'll wait until it hits Netflix and there's nothing else I'd rather watch...

I'd rather see this...

Thursday, November 09, 2017

socks are done for...

Well, I reckon this pair of socks is done for. I didn't even realize they had holes in 'em until I just took them off to puts some lotion on my feets, lol...

You'd think I'd feel a draft, but my diabetic peripheral neuropathy has the nerves in my feet damaged, so I only feel a constant numbness with random stinging pain 24/7, so much so that it often keeps me from sleeping.

It doesn't really matter the brand/type of socks I wear anymore since I can't really feel them when they're on, just that they fit my feet. With wearing size 13 4E shoes, I need the XL (13 - 15) size socks, usually wearing crew type. The brand in the photo is Thorlos, a preferred Made in the U.S.A. brand, that I've worn since around 1990.

Most of the socks I currently have are those cheap 'diabetic' socks. They fit, but the tops are loosely woven and always falling down, even to the point that the socks come off when I toss and turn when sleeping.

When I wear other socks and my feet/lower legs are swollen(edema), the fit is so tight that it feels like I have compression socks on, and that feels uncomfortable to me.

The swelling is often so bad that I cannot get my feet into my boots at all, and have to loosen my shoelaces from top to bottom to barely even fit my sock covered feet into the shoes at times.

When I was diagnosed with diabetes back in 1996, I was told to wear shoes all the time, except when sleeping, even around the house, because foot injuries can lead to infections, gangrene, and foot amputation for diabetics.

I've not followed that advice, and been lucky to not have serious injury to my feet/toes in that time, but as the issues with my diabetes have progressed over the years, I should be paying more attention to my feet than I do, especially with recent injuries to my knees in a fall, back problems (slipped/herniated disc) and sciatica...

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Weta Workshop - Blade Runner 2049

Saw Blade Runner 2049 movie yesterday, after voting (Election Day). The movie was alright. I guess I would have enjoyed it more if my sciatica hadn't been bothering me so much, especially for sitting in my theater seat without getting up for over three hours.

I also missed out on some of the dialogue because of my hearing loss/tinnitus, so will have to watch it again with subtitles,  when/if it comes out on Netflix in the future.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Around one o'clock this morning, I decided to make some Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread, using a couple of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix boxes that had their 'best by'/expiration dates coming up in a couple of weeks.

Of course those dates aren't exact, since I know I've previously used boxes that were more than a year past the date on the box and it was fine.

I mostly followed a recipe from the Jiffy website, just changing a few things, like using regular milk instead of buttermilk, adding shredded cheddar cheese, one can of fiesta corn, and using what jalapeños that I had available, which were the hot and sweet sliced variety, and those probably only amounted to one whole jalapeño instead of the four mentioned in the recipe.  I also left out the small red pepper, but the fiesta corn had peppers in it to make up for that.

The oven time in the recipe says 25 to 30 minutes, but with the additional ingredients, I think I had to leave it in for around 40 minutes, with some heat lost out of the oven when I opened it to check the center of the cornbread with a toothpick after 30 minutes (was still wet), so just keep an eye on it so you don't burn yours.

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
(6 - 9 Servings)
  • 2 pkgs. "JIFFY" Corn Muffin Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 jalapeño peppers, cored and diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted 
  • 1 can Fiesta Corn (drained)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9” square pan or a 10” cast iron skillet preheated in the oven.
Combine all ingredients. Blend well. Pour into pan or skillet. Bake 30 - 40 minutes.

I served mine warm with butter and clover honey.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Raw shelled pumpkin seeds...

Among the contents of a Halloween pumpkin belated birthday bucket, from one of my sisters, was a package of raw shelled pumpkin seeds.

They are pretty good, although I think they could use a bit of seasoning(salt).