After the frigid, rainy ick of the last couple of days, this morning dawned chill and beautifully sunny. If the dog park wouldn’t be a morass of mud, I’d take the girls for a romp. But a walk will have to do. Perhaps two, as I’m not sure I want to wait until my night-working spouse arises from the dead to enjoy the sunshine. I really feel WELL today, and I’d really like to move, to shake off any lingering sense of illness. If I get REALLY motivated, I might even put down the landscape fabric and four huge bags of pine straw in the flower beds.
Last night we had a smashing time. My oldest friend came over for supper, then we all went to see Leap Year (cute), and came back for tea and a rousing Wii Sports tournament. I really love having bowling tournaments with Wii Sports. No creepy rental shoes, much cheaper than the bowling alley. Then I hit the hay very late and dreamed of Marley. Since tomorrow is the first of February and my self-declared day to start the Next Project, I think that’s my confirmed answer. Rewriting last year’s book is the next project. As I find myself with the whole of the day stretched out with nothing absolutely pressing that I have to do, other than writing a check to pay the electric bill and driving to put it in the slot, I think I will start that. And I want to mix up a batch of dough from Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes A Day, as I finally found vital wheat gluten. Has anybody else’s Walmart stopped carrying yeast?
In other news, despite the miserable failure of my novella title poll yesterday (no one voted but me), I consulted with a couple of my CPs, and I’ve decided the title is Forsaken By Shadow. There’s this little snick in my mind at the sound of that one that I didn’t get for any of the other alternatives. And it breaks my [blank] and [blank] pattern I seemed to be stuck in.
I really want to cook something wonderful today. No idea what. But I have the urge to create in my kitchen. I’m well stocked on ingredients, so I just need some culinary inspiration. I suppose I’ll dive into my pile of cooking magazines and see what all I’ve flagged, then figure out what I can adapt (since I pretty well always am missing some kind of ingredient). Perhaps a quiche.