Yesterday I had a day off. Like, a real one. Today it’s back to the grind, but yesterday I stayed home and blew everybody off. I didn’t check my email, I didn’t return work-related calls, I didn’t prepare for my rehearsals and concerts that are coming up.
It was amazing.
I started catching up on posts — oh, there is so much going on with so many of you ladies and I am sorry to have missed so much. I am trying to get over to everyone’s spaces and reconnect.
Then I sat outside on my porch and drank coffee. Heaven.
Then I cleaned my kitchen.
Then I started cooking. Yesterday I made:
- A fresh batch of chicken stock. I always try to keep some in the house but haven’t had time to make it for a while.
- Vegetarian chili. An old favorite recipe that will be good for dinner for a few nights this week.
- Vaguely Korean chicken (with the serving pieces of the same chicken — I make the stock out of the back, the neck, and the skin) with hot pepper paste, scallions, and sesame oil.
- I tried a new recipe for homemade spicy ginger soda. You make simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 2 cups water) with lots of ginger, lots of red pepper flakes, and a little salt. You simmer it, strain and chill, then mix with soda water and squeeze a lime over it. This was not super successful, but we figured out that if we added enough gin it tasted pretty good. 🙂
So now my refrigerator is full of good things to get us through the week, and more importantly I spent the whole day at home. Did I mention I blew off email?
My anxiety is already mounting for what I’m going to have to deal with today and (especially) tomorrow, but I so, so needed that one day.
Thanks for your thoughts on yesterday’s post. There is a lot going on below the surface right now and I am taking to heart St. Elsewhere’s words — it is a lot easier not to say than it is to unsay.