Cool, but not cold, but still clear and sunny. I hope anyway. Yesterday was full on ‘Chamber of Commerce weather’. Blue sky, nice breeze, pleasant temps. It was almost enough to believe Spring was here.
I did get some things done locally when my plan to go out to my client’s house fell apart. Spent some time with one of my local auctioneers. Picked up my unsold items. Chatted a while. His wife has recovered from the wuflu. Some residual coughing, but she never lost smell or taste.
Did some small cleaning and maintenance stuff around the house.
Picked up D1 and completely failed to spend time together for reasons involving stuff I’m too angry about to discuss.
Dinner included chopped cabbage, sauteed in bacon fat with sweet onion as a nod to my ancestors from the Baltic region. Good peasant food, re-imagined. Well, not boiled anyway. Cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions, and apples are staples for good reasons. They are relatively easy to grow, they store over the winter, and they have plenty of nutrition in them. They are also easy to cook, just boil or eat most of them raw. They CAN be prepared other, far more tasty ways though. “Modern” cookery ignores the traditional staples in favor of exotic imports. That’s a luxury we may not have in days to come. Take a new look at some recipe books. Try some new/old things. Plan your garden around traditional staples.
Plan for today…. nope. Not gonna say it out loud. One less chance for the universe to mess me about. It does involve auction stuff and moving stuff around in storage units. And maybe picking up a check.
Do what you can with what you have, where you are. Smarter people than me have said similar. It looks like good advice to me.
And stack up all the things. If it’s critical for you, you probably need more of it.