There was lightening and thunder. The cat hid under the bed just as the lights went out. There was nothing more my nurse’s aide and I could do except sip apple Martinis by candle light.
It’s stormed all day long but once the lights came back on I had pork chops, baked potato and green beans. I was way too stuffed for a baked apple.
Two weeks ago I was given 20 pounds of apples which I will have a ton of fun with. I had a CNA cut up some so we could pour vodka over them and store them. I added apple pie seasonings to one of jars. That was the one we used for Martinis today. I had to Google how to do it bc honestly I’d never had one until today. 😊 In addition to fun drinks, I’m going to make cobbler as well as apple sauce and more baked cinnamon apples. I need to come up with more apple recipes, though.
Despite the weather, its been a good day. I was able to read another chapter of Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. I’m taking this slowly. I’m not the type to devour a book a night or even in a week. I’m one who savors each word and even prolongs things by skipping a day or two between reading sessions. That’s what I’m doing with my reading dates with Mr. Ellison, taking my time, pacing myself.
I look forward to book nights with me and King Joe (the cat) who rests on me as I flip through pages of fiction.
I prefer fiction because I’ve had enough of reality. I like historical settings the most. I like a good murder mystery, too. If you give me a good story as a period piece I’m going to love you for it.
So that was today, stormy yet calm and enjoyable.