It’s feels like I have crawled over the Friday night finish line like the world’s worst marathon runner (which I probably am). Ever since this started happening.
Too many countries, too many meetings, too many family visits and too many massive earthquakes.
My partner’s aunt showed up by the way. The reason she was lost is that she was only allocated a number when she got to hospital and then put into an induced coma (!) which means she can’t really be blamed for not picking up the phone.
According to our folks on the ground she’s now talking a little bit but repeats the same question four times or so… Understandable given her brain vacation and apparently a good sign.
Anyway I have banished all requests for company from whatever friends I have left after vanishing for so long and it’s going to be a weekend of going out to breakfast, cooking French food, catching up on TV, chores, meditation, energy work just so everyone doesn’t kick off again, and opening a nice bottle of tempranillo I brought back from Barcelona.
Also the following five things, which you can also do:
1. Write out 15 blog post titles
In a Google doc, in your Justin Bieber journal, on the wall of your bedroom, wherever.
Note that I said titles and not ideas. It’s not progess if it’s just ideas. You’ll come back to it and wonder exactly what you meant by “Isis… cheesecake… frater AIT” and the whole thing will be in vain.
Take an idea, turn it into a title and move onto the next one.
2. Do your monthly forecast
Next weekend will be the next month. So do you forecast now.
Though you may have to wait a couple of days to get the sun sign components if you’re as bone lazy as me and just grab it off a few websites.
3. Cook with purple sprouting broccoli
Apologies on so many levels if you don’t leave near this amazing creature. (Pictured.)
For those of you that do, it’s coming to the end of its season. I’m going to make up a batch of purple sprouting broccoli pesto and freeze it. After I’ve used some to make a pissaladière that is so awesome it attracts angels the way shit attracts flies: smear the pesto on the base, top with some chopped leeks cooked in butter, crumble gorgonzola on that and oven it.
If you can’t be bothered making the base just roll out a sheet of puff pastry, score the edges and do everything else the same.
4. Donate some clothes
Never too early to start Spring cleaning. And this week more than most has made me acutely aware that some people in the world don’t have homes.
Also, who couldn’t do with the extra space?
5. Read Deb’s post
Because I love it. And her.
Have a good one. Here’s to a better week for everyone in the world.