Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Doing Nothing?

Not really, but that's what it's felt like the past 2 days off the job.  I did a lot of different things and the time went quickly enough. With the storm creating havoc throughout the southern states, and headed our way, I decided the car would remain idle for the duration and I would busy myself indoors or rest, as the mood struck me.  And that's what happened.

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.

More later.


  1. So, how long did the UPS guy visit? Curious minds want to know.
    Your Friend, m.

  2. Now Mark, Let's dredge that mind out of the gutter and rinse in in hot water, shall we?

    You are a caution, and no doubt about it.

    As a matter of fact UPS placed the package between the storm and interior door, knocked and was on the way back to his truck when I opened the door to thank him.

    His is kind of cute in a "L'il Abner" kind of way, but this is LSD (lower, slower Delaware) after all.


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