Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Consuming ...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Barbara Kingsolver

Saving Grace on TNT
Mad Men on AMC
Simon Schama's Power of Art on PBS

New Pasta of the Week (this week's recipe, now for the third time)
Fresh mozarella, garden tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil
Copper River Salmon (we now have 8 lbs in our freezer)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I'm awake now

What sort of bird makes a sound like a ringing phone? And what does this bird look like? And can I borrow your BB gun? I need it to whack a bird. The one that chirps very loudly at 6:30 a.m. on the weekend.

And who taught my cat how to tell time? And why does this very-old-and-dear-to my-family cat begin howling to be fed when I'm not up at what she considers to be the appointed time on the weekend?

Monday, July 9, 2007

Going places. Going nowhere.

I spent last weekend mostly doing things that OTHER PEOPLE wanted me to do. When they wanted to do it. Which is to say not when I wanted to. But I did it anyway.

I need to scream now.

Between the hours of 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday I drove more than 150 miles. I know this because I reset the trip meter after I filled up the tank.

I did not take a pleasant drive in the country. I just drove around town. Taking people places. Picking people up from places. People who prefer not to travel on the expressway. Driving to the ends of the earth to restaurants that were closed for vacation.

I was not on vacation. I would like a vacation. I would like to take a pleasant drive in the country.

I want to go now.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Too busy to blog

1. Impulsively bought a tree for the backyard
2. Rearranged some furniture
3. Cleared out closets and bookshelves
4. Celebrated Babycakes' birthday (paella)
5. Celebrated again (pasta)
6. Celebrated again (brownies)
7. Made THE list of house improvements wanted/needed