Their number grows.
But without my daughter looking for snacks, or unless they’re substantial enough that I can send them home for a cousin or a friend, they hang in, each day another one added.
Remains of dinners.
The refrigerator groans.
When I had three boys at home, never worried about too much food in the refrigerator. But that was a lifetime ago.
Not a big fan of leftovers for myself.
Neither my roommate-cousin nor I have diets that can sustain a chunk of calories outside of dinner.
So the remnants, tastes, and leftovers keep growing in number.
Why I christened Sunday evening as “Clean out the refrigerator” day.
When I go through each container and scrape it out for the dishwasher.
I don’t want to exaggerate the quantity.
Because I, more often than not, do in fact find creative uses for leftovers in next day’s meal.
But once in a while my planning goes awry and that Sunday evening, while shaking my head at the loss, scrape away, rinse out, and place the container in the dishwasher.
And starting with a clean slate, plan the coming meals.
All delicious; all carefully selected to please; but attached to each a small portion that will not be eaten.
That as soon as dinner is cleaned up, becomes a remnant, a taste, a leftover.
Epitaph already written.
Monday, February 11, 2019
My 305th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
Time is 12.01am.
On Monday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 34* with a feels-like temperature of 27? With a mix of sun and clouds..
According to the Blog’s “Winter Calendar, Jan2 to Feb13,” we have only two days remaining on our winter calendar.
The “Winter-Spring Shoulder Season Calendar, Feb 14 to April 7” is our next calendar and our next measurement of time as we march the thirteen plus years to the 5,000th and final posting.
One of the great things about switching to the “Winter Spring Shoulder Calendar Feb 14 to April 7” is that, historically, the second two weeks of February are five degrees warmer than the first two, and March is eight degrees warmer than February. April is twelve degrees warmer than March.
Dinner is a bone-in ribeye steak. Slow-roasted for 50 minutes per pound and then charred to taste as quickly as possible.
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This from our friend KK re: the posting on Milo.
And he was at Harvard LAST NIGHT!!! accepting the Hasty Pudding Award :) https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/02/milo-ventimiglia-is-feted-and-roasted-at-harvard/
Web Meister Responds: Here he is following in the footsteps of the likes of fellow hotties Ryan Reynolds and Paul Rudd.
The Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships with Swiss German Anabaptist origins.
They are closely related to, but distinct from, Mennonite churches.
The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology.
The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss and Alsatian Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann.
Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.
In the second half of the 19th century, the Amish divided into Old Order Amish and Amish Mennonites.
The latter mostly drive cars as does the main society during the 20th century, whereas the Old Order Amish retained much of their traditional culture.
When it is spoken of Amish today, normally only the Old Order Amish are meant.
In the early 18th century many Amish, and Mennonites, immigrated to Pennsylvania for a variety of reasons.
Today the Old Order Amish, the New Order Amish, and the Old Beachy Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German, also known as "Pennsylvania Dutch", although two different Alemannic dialects are used by Old Order Amish in Adams and Allen counties in Indiana.
As of 2000, over 165,000 Old Order Amish lived in the United States and about 1,500 lived in Canada.
A 2008 study suggested their numbers had increased to 227,000, and in 2010, a study suggested their population had grown by 10 percent in the past two years to 249,000, with increasing movement to the West.
Most of the Amish continue to have six or seven children, while benefitting from the major decrease in infant and maternal mortality in the 20th century.
Between 1992 and 2017, the Amish population increased by 149 percent, while the U.S. population increased by 23 percent.
Amish church membership begins with baptism, usually between the ages of 16 and 23.
It is a requirement for marriage within the Amish church.
Once a person is baptized within the church, he or she may marry only within the faith.
Church districts average between 20 and 40 families and worship services are held every other Sunday in a member's home.
The district is led by a bishop and several ministers and deacons.
The rules of the church, the Ordnung, must be observed by every member and cover many aspects of day-to-day living, including prohibitions or limitations on the use of power-line electricity, telephones, and automobiles, as well as regulations on clothing.
Most Amish do not buy commercial insurance or participate in Social Security.
As present-day Anabaptists, Amish church members practice nonresistance and will not perform any type of military service.
The Amish value rural life, manual labor, and humility, all under the auspices of living what they interpret to be God's word.
Members who do not conform to these community expectations and who cannot be convinced to repent are excommunicated.
In addition to excommunication, members may be shunned, a practice that limits social contacts to shame the wayward member into returning to the church.
Almost 90 percent of Amish teenagers choose to be baptized and join the church.
During an adolescent period of rumspringa ("running around") in some communities, nonconforming behavior that would result in the shunning of an adult who had made the permanent commitment of baptism, may be met with a degree of forbearance.
Amish church groups seek to maintain a degree of separation from the non-Amish world, i.e. American and Canadian society.
Non-Amish people are generally referred to as 'English'.
Generally, a heavy emphasis is placed on church and family relationships.
Good Morning on this Monday, the 11th day of February.
We talked about leftovers.
We talked about temperature and another click of the calendar.
We gave up an elephant joke and talked about Milo Ventimiglia’s Hasty Pudding Club award.
And, finally, we talked about the Amish.
Now? Gotta go.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.