I'm sitting here at the computer with a blanket over my shoulders, a hot tea by my right hand and a box of Kleenex within easy reach. Of course I've come down with a cold, I've got time off. That's how it works. As a result I've stayed in for the last couple of days and will again today. I had two engagements today, I've cancelled both, regretfully, and am staying home to simply try and get better. I'm sure by the time Monday rolls round, I will be fit as a fiddle and ready to begin work in the New Year. Rah.
So forgive me the short blog today, everything I try to write seems to come out wrong. I think differently with a stuffed nose. Maybe it's the lack of oxygen. What I'm going to do is curl up on the couch and try to conserve energy. It's our plan to try and recreate a meat and potato pie from Joe's childhood,complete with Belinda's Never Fail Except When Dave Uses It Pastry Recipe. I still remember going over to Joe's house when we were in Grade 12 and there being these massive, fabulous meat pies in the kitchen. We've been learning, this year, how to use faux meats a little better in our cooking and have been successful at a variety of dishes. This is a huge challenge.
So it's too the couch. Joe will be up in a minute and over breakfast we'll watch a few episodes of The Tudors and revel in the bawdiness and the lustfullness of King Henry VIII's court. This kind of television is just so much fun. We often watch it with one of us at the computer searching out various plot points to find out if they are real or fictional. We're surprised at the fact that we are completely not able to guess which is real. This is an activity that, then, is both fun and educational. No need to feel like it was Time Well Wasted.
Right now my whole body is listing towards the couch as if it had gravitational pull on it's own. So, fare well for this year, see you next year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - may you all have at least a little time on the couch.