Hello, Ms. Scotia. I suppose I could have left a comment instead of a post, but what fun would that be? Besides, I wanted to be sure you got my holiday greetings …
There isn’t that much new here. I’m still teaching, except teaching even more these days and teaching courses I’ve never taught before, which is a challenge.
Gardening’s been a bust, thanks to the weather. The record cold of last winter and record heat of last summer wiped my gardens out, except the peonies and everything I’ve planted for the bees and butterflies, and the fennel. Lemongrass and raspberries didn’t survive, however, which has been somewhat catastrophic for me. I depend on them. Although I now have rosemary and basil growing in one of the bathrooms in winter and moved to the sunroom when it warms up.
And cooking’s about the same, with some twists. I’m now *all* about coconut oil. My new favorite quick and easy dinner is a baked sweet potato with coconut oil, chipotle and whatever catches my fancy.
I’m also now *all* about Malbec wine. Drink it every night, have been cooking liver and chicken and pasta sauces and everything else in it.
Oh, yea, and mushrooms. I’ve always loved them, but I’m totally and completely all about them these days. And eggplant.
And I’ve finally figured out how to make a killer hummus at home.
I won’t talk about the bursitis that’s now migrated into both hips. Damn …
So what about you? How are you doing? What’s new, old friend?