Here comes the rain, and it will remind me why I quit a job the first time around five years ago â€” I hated the commute from East Atlanta to Sandy Springs. My appointment this morning is at 10:00am, so I will have to leave the house no later than 8:45am to ensure traffic doesn’t fuck me over too badly. Depending at what time I am done with my appointment, and the amount of rain falling, I might kick around my old work neighborhood and may even treat myself to lunch today. Could I possibly return to my old Taco Mac? I could take a photo of my nameplate. Maybe I should go to Chuy’s? Perhaps I should go to the Apple Store inside Perimeter Mall too and spend gobs of money that I no longer earn? There is a Goodwill, a REI, and even a Harbor Freight nearby. Man, OTP life has so many things! ðŸ˜‚
With the impending rain I am happy that I once again toiled in the front yard for a few hours yesterday. I took down another small tree at the end of my driveway, and pulled up two bags’ worth of English ivy. Even if I never get around to expanding WLF into this area the removal of the trees will make pulling out of my driveway a lot safer. Some day I hope to tackle the real safety culprits, the overgrown holly bushes that sit at the very end of my driveway. As you can well imagine, I am not looking forward to wrestling with holly, and getting constantly pricked by their godforsaken leaves in the process. I also need to arrange for a bulk yard waste pickup for these bushes as I am not going to attempt to put their branches into yard waste bags, and they are poor compost and firewood.
Last night’s dinner of my vegetarian meatloaf was outstanding, if I do say so myself. The basis of the loaf was inspired by this meatloaf recipe, but you know that I alway tweak recipes. In my version I added a diced yellow pepper and sautÃ©ed it with the diced onion before adding to the mixture. I also cut the amount of oats in half and added an equal amount of panko bread crumbs instead (so, not gluten free after all). I may have added a few shakes of garlic powder as well. I am a culinary artiste! ðŸ˜ I took the loaf straight out of the oven, wrapped it in foil, saddled it in a blanket, and delivered it to Betsy’s. I think she enjoyed my creation as well.
Tonight I will be spending a night at home catching up on indoor things. I will probably be eating a meatloaf sandwich for dinner, and doing a little of (re)organizing of the base,ent, spending some time on the trainer as well. Those Entenmann’s pumpkin donuts that I have been eating aren’t going to work themselves off my body you know… ðŸ˜®
Hope the home stretch of this work week is treating you well.