Jim and I got our pine forest fix, stopping a few times to walk among them and soak in the amazing scent of pine and balsam fir. We had a nice little lunch and brought home some very tasty pie. By the time we got home we were more relaxed than a couple of overcooked noodles. We were so tired after all that good mountain air that we had to fight to stay awake until 9:30 p.m. when we both gave up the fight and turned out the lights.
Today I'm dealing with household and those never ending computer chores. I just put together the potato au gratin casserole to go with our leftover fish sticks for dinner. I couldn't figure out how to use my new mandoline so I had to slice the potatoes the 1/8" required thickness using my ancient, wobbly, unstable, downright, unreliable, and older than dirt, slicer. My duh of the day - You Tube has a detailed video on how to use the Bron Mandoline. I should have checked that out before I gave up and cut them with my ancient, dangerous tool (I have the scars to prove it). I must have enjoyed complaining about it for the past 50 years or so, since it's taken me that long to break down and buy the Bron Mandoline with a nice protective handle so I will no longer have to risk making a blood sacrifice every time I need to slice these veggies.
I will bid a fond adieu for now while I see if I can find my missing Safari web browser on my iPod touch. I googled the problem and there's a possibility it is hidden in there, deeply hidden in the settings.