I can do it. It’s 8:30 and I’m not really that sleepy yet. The nap worked! This gives me hope for months to come with more early mornings in my future
Had a bit of insatiable hunger this afternoon. Possibly related to:
- Actual hunger
- All of the above
Since I’d napped and drank a lot of water, I attributed it to all of the above Still, I’m a bit fried today.
Had a handful of Quaker Oatmeal Squares, plus a peach and a spoonful of TJ’s Sunflower Butter. HEAVENLY!
And then Matt and I went to town on these fresh-from-the-ground blackberries Karen brought home from the farmer’s market
Gnomph gnomph gnomph
This afternoon things kind of feel apart with the bakery lease. We thought for a while that we might have lost it all!! But then things came back together. HUMUNGOUS sigh of relief.
In the meantime, we canceled our Restaurant Week reservations because we were on conference calls and emails through dinner hour. Finally we got some good news.
Karen and I made stiff mocktails:
- Diet tonic
- Bitters ( <– the orange color)
But then Matt decided later on he had to have the real deal.
I think this was a gift from my dad?! It was GREAT!!
When you don’t have a garden…
Ew. Stay outside.
Dinner tonight was fabulous.
We made polenta in the crockpot with a fancy kind Karen brought back from South Carolina (just mixed it with the package directions of water and put on high, then low for 3-4 hours.
Topped with Carolina shrimp sautéed in Garlic Gold, lemon juice, salt and pepper along with yellow bell pepper and tomato
And OKRA FRIES!!! Finally!!
Carolina okra from the market. Tossed in Garlic Gold, salt and pepper, and baked for 20 minutes at 400* until tender and no longer fibrous. They are slimy inside and I love it!!
Dessert was chocolate. Seeds of Change. Love that stuff!
It’s been a long day. Literally!! I’m off to go read my newest book: Sarah’s Key. Fried.