Correlations – There is a definite correlation between how bad my hair looks and how long the drive-through line is at Starbucks. At this point in life I am not too proud to walk-in with a rooster or two sticking out of my head.
Time machine – There is some magical time-lapse that happens between my kitchen and garage. I lose 10 minutes every time I cross the threshold. At first I thought my car clocks were set fast but they are not. It’s less than ten steps to go from the kitchen to my car but by the time I start it up, I’ve lost 10 minutes. A mystery of life.
Mom was right – My mother was a fabulous cook but as she got older she said she was losing her skill. Never made sense to me. She didn’t use recipes much and everything was muscle memory for her. Now I get it. I can make a recipe I’ve made a 100 times before. When I need it for an event, something goes wrong. Sometimes it’s me because I’ve forgotten to put in a key ingredient but many times I don’t know what went wonky!
My biggest fan – Writers do their work in solitude, plugging away without any instant gratification or even non-instant gratification. In fact, we are more used to rejections than accolades. We had some friends in recently and they wanted to see the work we’ve done in the office. One guest (my current favorite person in the whole world!) looked at my desk and asked if that’s where the magic happens. Made my day for sure! (Thanks Regina!)
Ancestry research update – This week we had two delivery meals and some leftovers slightly up from last week’s one delivery and three mystery meals from the freezer. I think that says it all. The cats were fed and litter cleaned. They are not as forgiving as the beloved husband. Oh yes, I did find out where one grandfather came from.
So how was your week? Are you making magic somehow?