Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sleepytime Tea

I like how much I can sleep when I have a headache. I have slept from three till ten in two hour stints and am looking forward with perfect contentment to the full night of sleep before me.

Under an Autumn Sky

1. I came across a recipe for sage pesto this morning in Under The Tuscan Sun.
Chop a big bunch of sage leaves, 2 cloves of garlic, and 4 tablespoons of pine nuts. Grind together in the mortor (or food processor), slowly adding olive oil to form a thick paste. Transfer to a bowl, mix again, add salt and pepper and a handful of parmigiano. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
Now the clippings of my sage bush that anually takes over the yard will go somewhere more romantic and delicious than the compost pile.

2. It also contained this poem which spoke to me:
Send me out into another life
lord because this one is growing faint
I do not think it goes all the way.

3. I like watching seed fluffs drift over grasses, they seem to capture a light as soft and gentle as themselves.

4. I looked over on the subway and a few seats over someone was wearing a black shaggy buffalo hat complete with horns. When she stood up I saw that her knapsac was a vampire bat. I liked its little black ears and grinning fangs.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

beginnings and endings

I walked to work through a ravine this morning. It smelled of damp earth. The air was crisp and cool. It refreshed my heart and my sleepy eyes.

After work I made brownies. I added a banana and made brief glancing references to two recipes which I largely ignored (banana, egg, honey, sugar, butter, flour, chia seeds, flax seeds, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cocoa, ground almonds - a dash of this, a dash of that). I added a melted chocolate glaze that I also improvised (butter, unsweeted bakers chocolate, almond milk, sugar), and it all came out tasting of heaven. I was halfway through my first brownie when I began to get excited for seconds.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Brain optional

1. I'm wearing red fuzzy, very cosy socks this morning.

2. As I sleepily brushed my teeth this morning I looked down at a box of baking soda and read "Change every 30  days," and for a half beat I thought in angry panic "I can't do that! That's too much to ask! I am who I am!" before I realized it was probaly referring to the baking soda.

3. Sandy brought over delicious cookies she made. Soft but firm, chocolate chip, melt in your mouth delectable.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simple Things

A man winked at me while I was sitting on my front porch sawing wood. I like a man who likes a girl with tools.

Necessary new socks

Pet fur not originally included