Wednesday? It’s been almost six months since I started working from home due to COVID, and I must admit that I am really enjoying this change in lifestyle and want to figure out how to make it my new normal.
For last night’s dinner of Indian-spiced rice with fake chicken I prepared a cashew cream for the first time. The cream consists essentially of raw cashews (soaked in water for two hours), unsweetened plain almond milk, garlic, and salt, all blitzed together into a smooth cream. In my case it was a semi-smooth cream because I forgot that I was halving the recipe and added twice as much milk as required. In order to thicken the cream I added more raw, unsoaked cashews, which did not blend as nicely as the soaked ones. Oh well, who doesn’t like a little chunky cream? 🙄
I am sitting typing this at 6:30am. I have been awake since 5:00am and have already prepared the breakfast casserole that will fuel my next 4-6 mornings. Currently the doors and window are open allowing the Fall-like-temperature air enter the ITP Estate and allowing some of the oven’s hell-like-temperature air escape it.
Rather than push my luck with my health I think today I will do little more than coding and puttering around the house identifying more objects that will go onto my Goodwill pile. I wish that I could capitalize on the perfect outdoors weather we’ve had in Atlanta recently, but my leg still isn’t ready for full-on exercise and I don’t want to risk a long-term setback.
In the upcoming weeks I will be make at least one donation trip to Goodwill, and perhaps be putting some useable items on the curb to see if any of my neighbors may find them useful. I’ve yet to master “minimalism” (though I’ve watched a good many YouTube videos presented by attractive women telling me their secrets to success 😉), but keep trying; I just have so much stuff, and have a hard time not acquiring more.
What’s going on in your world these days?
Hope you are remaining happy and healthy.