Friday, February 19, 2010
When she died last year, her office and apartment were left in a mess. There was no will, no file, no plan of any kind prepared for her belongings or her inheritance, even though she had known she was very, very sick. One of her long-time friends stepped in and took over the role of executor; fortunately, this person is organized and dedicated.
The worst thing was that there was no evidence of the book she'd been talking about for a decade.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This past weekend I bought a new Crock Pot. I already had one but it is a 6.5 qt. size--way too big for one single woman. I love it and find the ability to cook soups, stews, chilis, and defrost chicken overnight or through the day without fuss incredibly helpful. But 6.5 quarts was just too big--so I bought a 3 qt. one.
This one is simpler: no digital programmer that automatically turns to warm (like the 6.5 qt.), it won't automatically stop or change times, so I cannot leave it as easily as the big one.