Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Yesterday I told M that I feel like my lungs are filled with hot jalapeno cheese. I had a Fishermen's Friend cough drop that's been sitting in my work vest pocket for like, a month because I figure anything that medicinal can't get contaminated in there. I probably should have gotten a flu shot this year. I have mixed feelings about flu shots, which are full of little microbes and maybe minute amounts of neurotoxins and that wouldn't help my brain any, I'm sure. I hope I don't die from this weird chest cold thing.

It's been a hard week and I was feeling blue but then M and I went out for margaritas tonight and it was even better than Robotussin. Cough? What cough?

I'm still afraid of my turkey but I've decided that if it all goes terribly wrong we can have spaghetti, which is my favorite food anyway.

I have had my fill of mean people and general snappishness. I grow tired of bad manners.

There are no cookies in this house, only cranberry ginger ale and a big, scary turkey.

Have a roast-beast-o-licious holiday.


SarahJane said...

Good luck with your dinner!
I was vegetarian for ten years and it was partly because I was hopeless at cooking/roasting meat, so I just said forget this, and threw a sprinkle of idealism on top.

Susan said...

I think about being a vegetarian sometimes--I like the idea, anyway--but alas, I was raised by wolves. I am an omnivorous idealist.

Kathleen said...

I am more and more vegetarian, and love just cutting up vegetables, gently spicing them, and roasting them, but sometimes I just need some meat.

I am indeed baking cookies today, plus pumpkin bread, which is already baked, wrapped, ready to go....

Sorry you are feeling bad, glad you had margaritas!

Susan said...

I am something of a flexitarian...we eat a number of meatless meals every week--veggie soups, homemade bread and pizza, salads, pastas--but we do like to get some animal protein in there too. I am fond of salmon, myself.

Pumpkin bread is one of my favorites! Yummy.

Susan said...

P.S. Kathleen, I just found a recipe for roasted cauliflower with sweet Hungarian paprika that sounds wonderful! I could totally eat it for dinner, all by itself. Or maybe with some brown rice.

I love my veggies, too.

SJ, I think good paprika is almost as tasty as a sprinkle of idealism, but (ideally) I'll take both.