The past few days...
Mar. 21, 2011 10:31 pm
Updated: Mar. 23, 2011 3:29 am
Sorry friends, that I've been not only silent, but absent also..! Now is the first time I've fired up the puter for more than searching for "that" recipe in days... Seems the lives of both Stevie, and Crazycook came to a schreeching halt - J's position
at work was eliminated two weeks ago, and I've had little to no "alone" time here at the "casa de crazy" since. Unfortunately, my response to not being alone... is simply to STOP all activity, well short of "must do's!"
I had promised myself that by Sun nite, I'd be finished with the comforter cover... it's still where I left it a week ago... Then, I'd ordered some stackable type furniture for my sitting room... which arrived Friday (early) rather than today... Needless
to say, Fri eve & all day Sat were spent assembling, and figuring out just how to "build" an entertainment center with the 6 pieces I bought... Last night, I finally was in the mood to cook... that went out with the hand basket (if you get my drift...) as
J drug some guy home just about dinner time, & they yacked for two hours - sitting at MY breakfast bar, no less! (How dare they?) About 9:30 last nite I made a tuna salad sandwich!
It must have been Sunday early afternoon that I found myself talking (by phone) to Audie for an hour. Being from the UK, and me having lived there a lifetime ago, we got to chatting Brit cooking, and how some of the dishes have rather "unique" names... like
"soles in their coffins." (Audie pointed out, up my alley when I get that hearse!) Meantime, I had grabbed my two books and perused as we continued talking... Many of the rec's I didn't recognize name or ingredients, but began to look and chat... a TRUE feat
for me! "Colcannon" now just what is that? Turns out a Scottish version of a veggie dish I've made a time or two, "bubble and squeak." How fun! I had l/o cabbage and spuds with remaining corned beef - that would be perfect for Sat's dinner... yes, the
one that NEVER HAPPENED! So, I bubbled and squeaked this evening, making "wow wow sauce" and reheating some corned beef in it's juices. Ok, so I left the kitchen long enough that the veg pan burned on the bottom, after barely browning for some time... but
still, it was interesting - boring, but interesting! The wow wow sauce was fun, but subbing yellow mustard for English mustard, that flavor was a bit overpowering, but still worked well to spruce up the veggies, and even on the meat. (note to self, make
post it note in cookbook re wow wow!)
To top off the past few days, it was cooler and cloudy today and then rain came... a GOOD rain, slow and steady, as would soak in rather than run off! However, this just didn't help me out of the funk I'd been in for over a week!
Now, if I can get my toilet to stop leaking all over the floor... Perhaps the sun will shine tomorrow, and prod me to pull the toilet off the floor to see just what is going on! Today, a friend put a new wax ring on it... still leaking... but all else is
dry so it's not dripping off the tank, or the water supply hose... it would seem that it MUST be the seal, stool to drain! I'm hoping simply "if you want it done right..." However, I really need to boot my rear end out the door to the grocery, also! Too
many chores, and too little time! I guess that it's not surprising that I become overwhelmed at times... seems the "to do" list grows, rather than shortens, as time passes!
I truly am in hopes that Crazycook returns soon, preferably tomorrow!
I know it's not all that late by my standards, but I am getting tired (again! - seems I'm always tired these days!) so I guess it best to turn on my elec. blanket to warm up the bed, and hope for an early night! I'll be back soon! Be happy, be healthy, be