Happy sunny day friends and foodies! This has been some kind of week for me. It’s been pretty dang rainy here in mountainland and I have a crazy delayed leg/hip injury (think whiplash but in your thigh), so I haven’t been able to get in the kitchen all week…or go anywhere. Forced laziness is not relaxing. Not at all. I have been online a lot and the stack of to-try recipes is piling up fast.
And I found this great article in Southern Living about The Fine Art of Piddling. When I was a kid, the men in my life were piddlers. My dad would piddle in the basement, outside or with the stack of things beside his recliner. My Papa would piddle in the yard. My step-dad would disappear for hours in his garage to piddle. I’m a piddler, too. I can spend hours messing around with no particular goal. It’s time not wasted. It’s thoroughly enjoyed! It’s a kind of living people don’t enjoy too much anymore. So read away. Learn to piddle (just not on the carpet).
I found some pretty cool things while web-window-shopping, and I’ve watched a few flicks.
I watched 50/50. I have to say that because Seth Rogen was in the flick, and because it’s been compared to Superbad (one of my all time favorite movies) I thought I’d laugh my ass off, but no… I think I cried more than laughed. Way more serious than I anticipated. A few funny scene’s but not what I expected. A good movie, but it won’t go in my repertoire.
I’ve been stalking David Lebovitz this week via his blog. I really want this book:
David is an award winning Chef turned full time book author who now lives in Paris. I dream of Paris. My aunt is going AGAIN in March (I’m being a hater). One day I’ll get there. Maybe someone will send me on a writing assignment. I am learning French, just in case. YouTube is amazing. This week I’m working on numbers. It’s amazing how hard it is to make a new sound! Number 4 is killing me. Thank goodness I have friends who are fluent. I can practice!
One more thing. With the right amount of muscle relaxers (or alcohol) and Alieve I might be able to get in the kitchen to make these later today. If I don’t get in the kitchen soon, I’m going to go NUTS! Cooking is my life.
See, even stuck inside, I can find a little excitement! Have a great weekend! I’m hoping to get out to Van’s Chocolates next week (or on Saturday if my husband will drive me). I hear they have the best chocolate ever. I’m on a mission to find out!