It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
- Sydney J. Harris
It is in the middle of the night and my stomach is trying to tell me that it wants me to eat, but I am ignoring it and drinking a tall glass of ice water instead and hope that will do the job of keeping it occupied. I actually think my stomach is a little upset and therefor it thinks it wants food, but I think eating would only make it worse. I would not know what to feed it now anyway because nothing at all seems appetizing and what I really want, I am all out of and will not have until I have gone shopping in the morning and I still have to make the shopping list to go do that with.
This weekend's dishes are still stacked on the kitchen counter and I will have to get around to doing them some time today. I gave myself the day off yesterday and did nothing of any consequence and wasted the whole day and it was wonderful. It was as a Sunday should be, a day of rest and food and nap taking. And walking Tyke, of course, in the sunshine. There was a cold wind blowing, but I was dressed for it and wore a scarf and my knitted hat and also pulled the hood of my coat over my head. I find that if my head is warm enough, the rest of me does not suffer as much either.
People who were celebrating carnival, and who were dressed in their costumes, had a harder time of it than I did because most of those costumes are not very warm to wear. I saw groups of them dressed up going down the street and felt cold just looking at them. And then they drink cold beer too and I am sure that does not make them feel much warmer.
For lunch I fixed potatoes fried in olive oil and butter and I sprinkled Herbes de Provence on them. I first got them nice and crispy and brown and then added the herbs. They tasted so good that I had two plates full of them and then I was so full that I had to take a nap. I guess it is that way for everybody, that eating a lot of food makes you sleepy. For dinner I found some fish in the freezer and I cooked that in the microwave for a few minutes. I did not add the special spices I have for it until after it was done and liked that a lot better. I could have eaten a lot more than I had and will definitely put fish on the shopping list.
I have a great hunkering for salmon and I will have to ask the Exfactor to buy a few moats at the open air market and have him over for dinner, I also have a great longing for a cut of meat that I have not had in a long time. It is similar to pot roast and you have to cook it for a long time until it is very tender and almost falls apart. It is the sweetest meat I have ever tasted, but I do not know how well I will do eating it. It may not agree with me at all. It is worth a try and it will satisfy this longing for it that I have and maybe cure it. My niece told me the other day that she was fixing it and I was immediately hungry for it and have not been able to put it out of my mind since.
The shopping list is going to look very interesting when I start on it in the morning.