The holidays really put a crimp in my schedule this week. I only got back my creative mojo today.
Guests came over for the 4th. Happens a lot – every holiday, people come over to my house. And that’s great. I love the company. And, of course, I love the food.
A little background here. In addition to my few other Heinz-57 varieties, I’m part Italian and part Irish. That means I like to feed people. A lot. And this week? I think I spent around $300 at the grocery store. Now, some of that was for things like laundry detergent, so it wasn’t all for the holiday. But I was prepared for lots of big appetites.
I didn’t get them. A few people had to cancel. Work, previous obligations, things like that.
Now, I’m swamped with food. I bought 4 racks of ribs. I cooked 2, and I still had leftovers! I’ve got 5 (yes, 5) half gallons of really good organic ice cream in my freezer. My fridge is full of fried chicken and leftover salads, including a melon-based fruit salad and a Mediterranean potato salad with veggies and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. And we won’t even talk about the cubes of Mountain Dew in the pantry. I think they’re multiplying. Probably being genetically engineered by a tag team of Lay’s Classic Chips, Cheeze-Its, bottles of beer and tall, slender, dark bottles of Sangria whispering enticingly in a sibilant hiss.
I haven’t had to cook in 3 days. We’re still eating out of the fridge. Oh, I didn’t mention the deserts. Lemon pie and strudel everywhere. I had to put my food processor in the bedroom because I needed the counter space.
The funny thing is (no pun intended) I can see the humor in this.
As far as my goals are concerned, I haven’t written anything since Wednesday. So far so good on my posting. And I’ve not done any planning on Immortal Blood either.
But I did wake up this morning with some past history on Fireheart, having to do with the Culture Wars and the reasons the colonists left Earth. So I guess it wasn’t a totally wasted period.
See you Wednesday!