Today was a better day. Your comments on my previous post both surprised and comforted me. I think my mood when I wrote that post was a combination of too many emotions – and it’s always more lonely in the middle of the night when you’re unable to fall back to sleep.
But that was then and this is now. And I feel so much better, thank you.
I just finished a book that I’m sending on to my sister. I was really engrossed in The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, telling my sisters that they just had to read this book. Yet as I read past the half-way point, my love for it began to fade. It got great reviews and came highly recommended but my love of historical fiction wasn’t enough to warrant my high praise. I just couldn’t handle the constant pain of loss, the drug abuse, and the evil that comes from ignorance and prejudice in this novel that was set in the late 1700’s on a tobacco plantation in Virginia. I’ll see what my sister, Judy, thinks because she still wants to read it.
Next up on my reading list is The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. I have higher hopes for this one, especially because I’m a huge fan of Downton Abbey.
The weather has been strangely mild lately and I’ve begun to lose hope for a good snowfall. I want it to be winter, please. Oh, not a full-blown winter that takes your breath away with its cold, but just a regular season. I took the photo above last year on this very date. I can see snow on the ground and I know it was a lot colder then than it is today.
Tonight I made an easy meal using chicken I had leftover from the tetrazzini I made on Sunday and ingredients I had in the house. I sautéed onions in Land-O-Lakes butter (the new one with olive oil & sea salt), then added some carrots I’d pre-cooked in the microwave, and some frozen peas. I continued to cook until the peas were heated through, then I sliced the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and cooked them on med-high heat in some of the same butter. I served it on jasmine rice that I’d boiled with chicken broth and it was really quite good. And someone else liked it a lot too, which is always nice to hear.
I’ll be taking it for lunch tomorrow.
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So how was your day today?
And oh, this picture made me laugh out loud at work. Just wanted to share ~