Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Let's see...I've taken a few hot Epsom salts baths, which really helped the back and hands. Read the news online and passed a few items on to other sites, Facebook, and this here thingy. Kept an ear on the forecast - which turned out to be a waste of time with the worst of it hitting elsewhere. It left us with a mess of freezing rain, sleet, and just before leaving, delivered a sprinkling of snow on top as a reminder of what might have been.
Watched a few movies/documentaries on HULU; roasted a large, fresh pork shoulder that will eventually be sliced for sandwiches, used as pulled pork barbecue, and frozen in containers of pork gravy made with white wine; Got to read a few blog-buddies and even comment; and always in the background music played through the computer (the sound system was lost in the settlement) ranging from classic Broadway, to Amanda McBroom & Barbara Cook, to Bix Beiderbecke, John Pizzarelli & Louis Armstrong, to Pet Shop Boys. Yes I know, quite a mix there.
It's been relaxing and great fun. My body doesn't ache so much this afternoon and I am ready to go back to work. This evening's gay agenda consists of a chicken stir fry with rice noodles and 2 movies bookmarked, as well. Grey Gardens and The Whales of August. If they are too depressing I'll find something more upbeat and funny, or continue reading the Twain Autobiography, instead.
There was a knock on the door just now, UPS delivering the gloves I ordered along with the Squall jacket from Land's End. Now, I am ready for any weather that's thrown at us. Maybe.
It's very cold outside and will remain so for the next few days - high winds making it feel even colder than the temperature readings. A good test for both jacket and gloves - and me plodding through it to and from work. Wish me luck.
It's almost time for olives, so off I go to prep the veggies and sauce for the stir fry.