The week flew by, but this time it really was because of busy-ness!
Food: Yesterday, I completed my pineapple casserole and mac and cheese. Both are tightly sealed and quick frozen until tomorrow night. After I finish writing, I’ll make my spinach quiche and start the devilled eggs. The meats are purchased as are the veggies. After we visit my mom, I’ll go to Wegman’s to get dessert (I just don’t want to add another chore liking making a cake) and some jelly beans. Tomorrow, I’ll just do little things, and on Sunday, I’ll pull it all together. I find that by spreading everything out, I don’t get overwhelmed with MS fatigue. I hope it tastes good!
Ants: When we returned home from my daughter’s last week, I noticed a little ant by the back door. I brushed him out, and forgot about it. Then when I went upstairs, I found a few little ones on the corner of the vanity. I smooshed them, but began to watch. Sure enough, more appeared. I didn’t have time to remove everything and seek the source – my normal approach – because the little guy required my attention. So my husband went out and bought little traps. Viola! They’re gone. Once I have time, I’ll be tearing apart the vanity and making sure a nest doesn’t exist. I really work at keeping everything clean around here, and the thought of bugs makes me nutso!
Spring: It sort of came in glory, and then disappeared for a while! We had nice warm days, then torrential rain on Tuesday, and the temps dropped. Wednesday and yesterday, I needed a jacket outside. Today, it’s chilly now, but I’m hoping it will get warmer. The weekend looks fantastic! The cold didn’t really bother the plants, though. Our tulips are still blooming – I’ll try to cut some for my table. Our dogwood looks ready to burst open any day now. And the magnolias came quickly, and are now shedding – they always do that. If you look at the trees, they’re either blossoming or have that wispy pink, white, or green look. I love spring, and I hope it lasts!
Books: I finished The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, but I didn’t enjoy it that much. Now I’m reading another Laura Lippman – After I’m Gone, -- and it’s pretty good. A local author – Lisa Scottoline – has a new one out now – Keep Quiet – which I have ordered. (Sad – her mother just passed away in the middle of her book tour.) I still have three books here to finish, and several more on my library list.
That’s all I have to offer. After Easter, I need to get my writing here more organized.