Changing times – Business at my local Starbucks has increased by almost 30% this year. Long lines and long waits. Not sure what’s going on. It’s not cheap and there are low cost alternatives within a block. I was using the drive-through line. I watched as people walked in and right out with their drinks. (I said bad things about those people and now I’m one of them!) I downloaded the app and order ahead. I miss the people interaction. Having a person take your order and give it to you adds a special touch. I won’t know the baristas’ names or their stories. I’ll just be one of many. I will miss the special people touch but I will regain a lot of “waiting” time to devote to solving world peace. Or a nap.
Practice – I tried out a new recipe for pulled pork. It needed 12 hours in a slow cooker. If I put it on in the morning, it’s would be evening before it was ready to take out and then there were steps to complete. I’m not good at night (that really means I’m lazy after 7) so I put it on before I went to bed. On my overnight potty runs I kept smelling wonderful smells. I woke up to delicious odors that were definitely not breakfast. It’s not a bad idea although I may put the pot in the garage next time as it just seems wrong to smell a roast early in the morning. The recipe called for a honey glaze. It was good but I’ll go back to my simple rub and barbecue. I’ll definitely do 12 hours in my crock pot though.
Speaking of which – Do the words “crock pot” date me? Today they call them slow cookers. Whatever! You knew what I meant.
I hope this doesn’t happen often – This week I went on a cleaning tear. I scrubbed everything that was scrubbable including all the woodwork and the Venetian blinds. Those puppies are going. I’m not doing that again! There are easier window treatments that will solve the problem without cleaning slats. Oy vay! Another way of downsizing.
So how was your week?