This weekend did not go according to plan. Some very wet snow, followed by a dive in temperatures brought out the wimp in me, I’m embarrassed to report. Instead of being outdoors, I went into cooking and nesting mode.
Saturday, I needed to use up my remaining bread dough so I made three more baguettes, only I went with one pound loaves instead of half of a pound.
Then I had some tomatoes that needed to be used up so those went into a scrambled eggs mixture with cumin, onions, oregano (my oregano plant needed pruning) and red peppers.
Then, just because, I made flourless monster cookies with oatmeal, M & M’s, butterscotch and dark chocolate chips and raisins (and the usual sugars and butter). The oatmeal and dark chocolate mean that I can call them “healthy”. Dang it! I was going to throw some wheat germ in too!
Good thing I’ve started doing the elliptical every morning again to burn off the extra calories.
And, yawn, I cleaned house and did laundry.
So my photography field trip and coffee shop visit plans had to be taken down a notch. I stayed pretty close to home and visited Avant Garden coffee shop, home of the Anoka Mocha. I have never tasted coffee quite this sinful. Holy moly! I better not make this a habit.
It looked very sparkly in the spotlights, highlighting the new Falls Cafe that just opened in the area. There’s not much to choose from as far as restaurants close by so I can’t wait it to try out this place.
Calling my photography jaunt a “field trip” is a bit of a stretch since it consisted of a walk to our usual river haunt.
So yeah, that’s all I have for you. A river. Talking dogs. And I’ll throw in some icicles for good measure.
I have gotten in several more hours of torturous writing. I’m just trying to mindlessly carry on and be extra kind to myself to deal with the feelings rising up. Maybe I DO need another Anoka Mocha…
I figure if I can push through feeling like shit for awhile, I will toughen up, realize emotions can’t kill you (even if they suck) and this will become easier.