Well everyone, I am sorry I didn't post yesterday, I was embroiled in a massive catch up. I felt kind of down about Nomad leaving, and had stuff to do that I had not even thought about while they were here, and I was just plum tired. She must be more wrecked, they had to take three different trains to get home. Glurg.
Hope you made it OK Nomad...
Here's a question I am putting out to all of you...my Mom sent me a reference to this outfit that offers on-line writing classes. Do any of you know of another crowd that does these? Or do you know anything about them? Have you ever done a course like this and how was it? Insanely I am toying with the idea of trying something like this. I know I said that I would never complain about not having enough time in the day...so you can all just shout me down now, but honestly...I cannot get to everything I want to and need to do in a day. Maybe my ambitions just exceed my time. Then again, Putin doesn't have to do dishes or laundry. *grouse grouse grouse* Yes Nomad, I'm missing you. Blech.
Seriously though, I also find that my rather rigid priorities on some things limit my time available for others. When my kids and husband are around, that is what I want to be doing. not studying or blogging or writing. Then there is walking the dog, and teaching, and the everyday garbage like cleaning and groceries. At this point I cannot remember when I last picked up a paintbrush. I am out of practice at handling these issues. I will have to gouge out time as dedicated and refuse to budge from it. Urgh.
I cannot even find time to do Catalan classes, although that has more to do with my erratic schedule, and the -shall we say challenging - Catalan schedule of eating.
In the bakeries now there are bunyols de quaresme (SP?????) These are Lenten desserts. I know isn't that a bit of a contradiction in terms? Anyway, my local backer has three types. One looks like deep fried donut holes rolled so heavily in sugar that the outside is all but invisible. The next is basically the same, but sliced open with cream. The third is bigger and looks for all the world like a deep fried croissant, again HEAVILY sugared. Now doesn't that get you hungry. I am pretty sure from what she said that the big one has either cream or custardy stuff inside it. The weird thing is that they are only made on certain days. Of course only over the Lenten period, but here's the catch. The two first ones, the smaller, are only made on Tuesdays and Fridays. The big ones only on Fridays. WHY? I have no idea. My Catalan doesn't stretch that far, and I suspect that the answer will simply be, "it's traditional." There is also a crema de Saint Josep that they are making around now which sounds a bit like a stove top lemon custard, but I haven't had a chance to try it.
Will I ever post about something other than food?