FishDreamer scribbles: It ain't over yet.

Saturday, 21 February 2004

Reading Is Sexy

There's an entry missing, it's on another computer and I can't get it right now. I'll put it up later, I guess. I wrote it Tuesday, and I can't even remember what it's about but it's long.[Note: it's up now, the entry for the 17th.]

I know I haven't been around much. Part of that is because I still feel like I don't have much to say, and part of it is that I'm trying to spend less time glued to my computer. I have books I want to read, and people I want to see, and a husband I want to spend time with. All of this takes me away from the computer, which means fewer updates. I am not going away or anything, I'm just experiencing a dry spell and a shift. Do you miss me?

So it's Saturday, and for the first time in months I have a yen to bake bread. This is good. I also want to get the house cleaned up a bit, so maybe I can find things. And I'm in the middle of Philippa Gregory's The Queen's Fool, which is turning out to be as good as her The Other Boleyn Girl, which I read last year and is one of the books we're reading at Chicklit this year. (Oh, and if you haven't been to Chicklit to see the recent changes, go!)

So I really don't have much to say, even still. Work is good and busy and crazy, Mr D is going through similar stuff, we had a wonderful time away in the snow last weekend (that's what I wrote about Tuesday! Right!), and I'm just being really boring and lazy these days. I've gotten a little creative with the leftovers lately, and therefore haven't cooked since last Saturday. I miss cooking. I really want to make crock pot things, but I am not a morning person and it's hard to come up with things that I can just throw in and leave for eight hours or more. Pot roast and applesauce I have made. Maybe I'll try beans. That would be interesting, and I could probably assemble it the night before so all I need to do is turn it on in the morning.

I love the way cooking with a crock pot permeates the entire house with a fabulous smell of good comfort food. When I've done pot roast, I've been able to smell it from around the corner as I walk home. That's a great thing, don't you think?

And another thing: I must have this shirt. I'm going to go order one right now. Maybe I'll get two, and give one away. That is the very best shirt. I'd get one for my niece, but I think my sister would get mad at me for giving a sexy tee shirt to a ten-year-old. This shirt was featured in a ad (home of the fabulous Trucker bags) in the latest issue of BUST, which is also a good one. It's got Tina Fey on the cover.

And I will mention that of course I'm sad about Dean not campaigning anymore ("not actively seeking the presidency") but I'm not sad about what we've done, nor do I regret a single penny of the money I gave him. He's keeping his organization and those of us who wish to stick around, and planning to use it to push the same agenda. Since he still has delegates (which is why I don't say he's quit the race, because technically he hasn't), he intends to go to the national convention in August and use the clout he's retained to keep the issues that matter to him on the table. We still have the signs in our windows, and I haven't taken the link off this site. The local supporter group is also staying together, with a specific focus on the governor's election here. They've gotten a good heady taste of the power of a group of like-minded people. I'm not sure where I fit into that, or even if I do, but I'm staying on the mailing list and listening.

Yeah. I think I'll go get the bread started and then read for a while. That sounds like a great thing to do on a Saturday afternoon in February. Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by.

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