I’m going to tell you something. …I sometimes blog when I’m at work.
I really shouldn’t be, because (unfortunately) this is not what I’m getting paid for. However, like just about everyone I need to take breaks from staring at my editing work sometimes, and when all I can think about is writing a blog post, it’s better to just do it than to be distracted by thinking about it all day. I try to make sure I’m actually getting my work done as well.
As I was going through my corrections on a manuscript, my mind kept wandering to what I’m going to make for dinner. I was stumped for a while. My chicken is frozen, pasta is too plain, I piled on veggies for lunch and I don’t want breakfast food, because I’m planning to have that for breakfast. I remembered then that I have a can of chicken noodle soup I bought, and it is the winning option for tonight. It has a good mix of flavors, only requires about a minute of prep, and might inspire this cold to hurry up and go away.
I’ve been suffering through my worst cold for a very long time, as anyone who’s friends with me on facebook has seen. All my status updates last week were about how much my cold sucked… mostly was a horrible cough that kept keeping me from falling asleep. It has now mostly gone away, but it’s sort of hanging on by its fingernails. I hate it when my colds have fingernails.
I also remembered that I still have most of the kale chips I made still waiting to be eaten, at least four days later. It was my first attempt at them, and I think they came out pretty well, although they might have been cooked a little too much. Lower temp next time, and hopefully they won’t get so brown. And maybe I’ll use my run-of-the-mill olive oil instead of the good stuff next time. I don’t think that really makes a difference.
This basically means that dinner is soup and kale chips. I know I’ve had worse dinners before. Maybe I’ll have some toast with peanut or almond butter and an apple for dessert. Most of the apples I got are tiny, but that’s ok.