Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Orlando Florida and Olive Loaf French Bread

 woke up on Tuesday, grateful the sun came up, grateful to be alive when it did and in spite of the pain, I am convincing myself I just don't feel a thing. But oh, I want to slide back under the covers and close my eyes and will the pain away forever.

My laptop computer is limping along now and for that I am very thankful. I did all the recommended things to fix it and speed it up, most of them are from a webpage I wrote a while back for others having computer problems and where to get the nifty free programs that fix things for free. (See ReservationsBVI.com/Free)

I'm lonely as hell without my cats.  I try not to think about it too much, or I will simply cry and get even more depressed.

Lots of people encouraged me to come to America to get better medical care. Ha. That has not been the case at all. Since my med insurance was cancelled, doors close and windows don't open.  Doctors no longer CARE if you are dying on their doorstep, their efficient staff is ONLY concerned with WHO is your medical insurance with?  Oh you don't have any?  Well, you will have to pay cash up front before you can even get an appointment!

I've been told this so many times, it's frightening. So I give up!  I've spent all my cash and not at all impressed with the results. I feel very lost.

I'm back to alternative treatments and praying for angels, peddling my Hurricane and Hangover books and enjoying each and every day. 

People try to stress me out, but I'm not letting them. I'm slow, I'm late, I'm disorganized and confused, but by golly I am alive and having way too much fun.

Like for breakfast, I had these wonderful leftovers in spite of the fact my microwave simply quit working. *sigh*.  I lit the gas stove and heated them in a fry pan. I slowly got it all down, then ate the 2 pills I can't seem to live without, though soon their prescription expires and well, I don't know WHAT I am going to do then.

They require a doctor to refill and the doctors don't seem to want to LISTEN. So I dread the very idea of going to another one. So maybe I can live without the pills.  Time will tell!

Oh a fun note, I feel goofy and write a lot. That is, when the computer isn't being cantankerous. I also backup often to a big hard drive and pray every day, that nothing untoward happens to it.

My phone crashed and burned taking all the phone numbers with it. Fortuitously, after a few weeks of a very quiet phone, friends have been calling to see if I am alive, and phew, I am able to reprogram my phone, with their numbers,  bit by bit.

I thought I had all the numbers backed up, but I can't seem to find that file. Grrrrrrrr... 

I am thinking of tossing all the technology and just keeping the pencil and paper. You know, no matter how high tech we become, there is nothing that will ever replace pencil and paper. It just ain't gonna happen.

I like this little motorhome, though I need to get a grip on the repairs. The hot water puts out only 2 tablespoons of water instead of six, and the microwave comes on randomly and shuts down erratically.  The sink faucet is all wrong and whoever put it in, wasted their time mightily. It's like a boat, always something to fix. Most things I fix myself, but some things don't like my repairs *tee hee hee*.

Speaking of being thankful and grateful, I am thankful and grateful for all my wonderful readers!  You rock and keep me going each and every day. I will cheer up when the pain passes and I can think again. I am sitting here all alone now, grinning like an idiot, cause I am hoping if I keep smiling, the pain will go away.

Beautiful Oak trees with Spanish Moss in Orlando Florida

Olive Loaf

I baked this Olive Loaf of Bread at my friend's house while I was making dinner for them. It's actually a simple recipe, but the results are WOWIE!

It's bread stuffed with chopped olives, garlic, basil and parmesan.  Yummy!  I used a broken egg yolk, spread on the dough with my wittle fingers, to give it that beautiful golden color. I am sorry the picture isn't better (my antique digital has about had it).  I used chopped pitted Calamata Olives, because they are my all time favorite olives.

OK, here's the


1 refrigerated can of Pilsbury French Bread Dough
1 broken egg yolk
a few tablespoons each of chopped olives, chopped garlic, grated parmesan, dried basil

Put the French Bread dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes, to make the dough super cold.  Remove from freezer, open can, and lay dough on counter. Look carefully for the seam, this bread dough is actually one sheet of dough rolled up and stuffed in a can. Unroll as much of the dough as you can, so you have a flat piece of dough.

Evenly sprinkle the condiments across the dough and roll it back up.  Separate the egg yolk from the egg white (I save the white to toss in scrambled eggs or something else).  Break the egg yolk with your fingers and spread across the top of the loaf (not the bottom).

Place on either a greased cookie sheet or on top of parchment paper and bake at 350F degrees for about 30 minutes until golden brown. Wrap in a clean towel or cloth napkin and serve.


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  1. I am feeling much saddness for your distress; knowing little of your situation, I wonder if you are aware of Sheperd's Hope.
    Honestly, I know nothing about it other than that it exists.


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