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Checking Things Off the List

July 9th, 2015 at 04:43 pm

I had my London de-brief meeting yesterday, and they've asked me to do the program again. I'm undecided, but leaning that way. Lots of things to discuss with the family first.

My DD is still at French camp, and I'm missing her a lot. She's my partner in crime in the summer. But I'm getting a lot done. On the way home from yesterday's meeting I dropped a big bag at Goodwill. Then I stopped to deposit checks from a friend and for the root canal reimbursement. For the life of me I can't figure out what and how they're paying. It seems the endodontist has received half the amount, and I keep getting tiny check for other portions of it. I'll wait until next week for the endo to reimburse me, but I'm not sure what else they're actually paying me for. Honestly, it's like putting tiny shards of tile together to see what kind of sculpture they form.

I've been dragging my feet on closing my Wells Fargo checking. It means moving my paycheck direct deposit and my IRA direct debit, but I moved the direct debit a while back, and since I don't get paid again until October, it seemed like the ideal time. I figured it might take 15 minutes but 90(!!) minutes later, they finished it up, and I walked out with another check to deposit in our joint checking. Check that one off. Now to fix a few other direct debits.

I also need to spend some time on the phone setting up dental and doctor appointments. And some more decluttering--and a long walk. I've also blocked off a couple hours to write next fall's teaching materials.

Our CSA box had turnips this week. Anyone have fabulous (stop laughing) turnip recipes they'd like to share?

8 Responses to “Checking Things Off the List”

  1. laura Says:


    Too bad we're not a bit closer - I'd love to hang out! Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    You are being productive! Nice work.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    I need to phone and make some appointments too, but I keep putting it off!

    I found this one, I haven't tried it, but I think it looks nice:

    http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3369/sliced-turnip-and-bacon-bake

  4. Carol Says:

    Turnips:
    1. If they are salad turnips just cut up into salad like radishes.

    2. Glazed turnip ovals (delicious!):
    Peel 2 lbs. turnips and pare into large oval shapes --1 1/2 inches by 3/4 inches wide.
    Melt 3 T. butter in a saute pan large enough to hold turnips in single layer. Roll turnips in the butter. Sprinkle on 1 tsp. of sugar. Turn heat to low,cover and let simmer.They will brown and glaze as they cook. (5-8 minutes covered.) Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Serves 6-8)
    This is really good and can, of course,be halved. It is from "The Victory Garden Cookbook" by Marian Morash. It reads pickier than it is to do. Our solution to a CSA bag.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Both of those sound excellent! I mashed some with potatoes tonight and they were pretty good. But I am certainly trying both SG's and Carol's recipes this weekend. Now on to more cucumbers and the kohlrabi.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I don't think I've ever eaten a turnip ...

  7. My English Castle Says:

    They're peppery, Laura. Sort of the texture of a water chestnut or radish.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Not sure I've had those either. Smile

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