Monthly Archives: September 2016

Not disappeared, just preoccupied

I haven’t disappeared off my blog again, I’ve just taken a little bit of time to focus on a serious backlog at work, and by the time the weekend comes around I’m braindead and unable to think past my next meal.

I was getting ideas for posts during that time, but usually only while walking to and from the train, and by the time I’d get back home or to work, I’d have forgotten all but a very general idea.  And trying to reconstruct posts from half-remembered mental fragments is frustrating and off-putting, at least from my perspective.

So, I’ve been playing lotsa video games, and link-hopping cooking blogs and cooking theory websites in my down time, and watching Let’s Plays on YouTube.

Today I made swedish meatballs with white gravy – they turned out really, really good – but need a little more tweaking.  Probably going to change the spice ratios and the onions, and I need to scale back on the breadcrumbs and milk, I think.  Once I have it all figured out, I’ll post that recipe.  Oh, and the two stroganoff recipes I have – if I ever find them.  I might just create them again from scratch.

Have fun, readers.

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Now posting my recipes

Not a long post tonight, since I already ran my fingers across this post text entry box earlier today and added a whole lotta words, but I wanted to say I’ve added a recipes module and started adding my more popular ones.

Just look up to the menu and click on “Recipes” for a menu of categories.  There are three recipes so far, hopefully I’ll be able to add a new one every week or every other week, depending on how often I get to experiment in the kitchen.

Oh, wait…  I know of two more to add before I even need to experiment, but all this data entry has me looking longingly at my bottle of gin and my Netflix account, as there’s a season of Criminal Minds I haven’t watched, yet.

So, thanks for reading.

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Getting re-involved with art

I went to the Arts High School (Perpich Center for Arts Education) many years ago.  Well, this past summer was my 21st annual reunion, and I haven’t seriously drawn or painted or sculpted/shaped clay since.  But I remember the experience with a wistful longing like some remember past romances, with a mix of regret and heartache.   Continue reading

Post Florida vacation – things are getting better

In a previous post, I told the hard story of what happened to reduce and even my ability to post.  But, don’t worry, I’m not re-hashing it here.  I’ll just say that things are slowly getting better.  And, while slowly getting better, I have to start making longer-term plans than just, “fill the fridge” or “clean the bathroom.”

It’s become this slow balance between looking backward and looking ahead, all the while paying attention to right here, right now.  It’s about finding out how to be an adult while not losing the wonder that childhood is, that adventure that being a teenager is.

To see how much things are getting better, I planned a vacation to Florida.  Mostly to get away from things, but also just for the challenge.  I did the comparison shopping for flights, purchased the tickets, worked out the plans and logistics, and I went.  I had help from a good friend with the cat-watching, but otherwise I did it.  Every other trip I’ve ever taken has been arranged by someone else, and the fact that I planned it, I went on it, and now I’m back makes me feel a bit more adult. Continue reading