Food, glorious food!

Sun and cold, Attila figures the two are inseparable.  It is currently -17C, with a bit of a breeze.  Could be colder, and will be tonight.

I’ve spent my morning pondering wills, my own and Attila’s to be exact. I hate thinking about my own end, or Attila’s, but for the sake of other’s we need to consider these things now, while we still can. I’ll be irritable until this issue has been dealt with and can be forgotten.

Since we are stuck at home this weekend, Attila decided to make our time special by cooking some of our favorite meals. On Friday night he prepared sweet and sour chicken on rice. On Saturday he prepared a pizza with all our favorite toppings. Tonight he is preparing Coquille Saint Jacques, one of my all time favorites.

The chicken dish is made from a recipe I found on the Internet; it includes diced carrots and onions, vegetables! The pizza was made with a partially cooked crust I made last week. We weren’t all that pleased with the crust; the partial baking before it was frozen left it thick and lumpy and the toppings rolled off easily. The frozen pre-baked pizza dough technique needs tweaking. The scallop dish for tonight will be made from another recipe that I found on the Internet. Attila asked me for a recipe for Coquille Saint Jacques after learning how much I had liked it before the sudden onset of my allergy. I am very lucky that I can still eat some foods that I used to love, without having to cook all of them myself!

This afternoon we are watching Amélie, a movie we have seen before and enjoyed very much. It is an amusing tale about eccentric people.

Harriet and I had a nice chat this morning. We switched from the telephone to Skype at one point; face to face conversations are so much more satisfying than telephone conversations. All is well in Harriet’s world, all is well in our world. It is amazing how much we can talk when there is nothing exciting to talk about. We do not gossip, or try to generate excitement in any other artificial way.

The Kobo needed charging this afternoon, it takes hours when you let it run itself out. The blue light is on, time to read!

Worldly Distractions


-17 °C
Condition: Snow
Pressure: 102.3 kPa
Visibility: 13 km
Temperature: -17.0°C
Dewpoint: -22.1°C
Humidity: 65 %
Wind: WNW 17 km/h
Wind Chill: -26


“Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
Rabbi Abraham Heschel