How are you? Feeling as shy as I am? Needing as much coffee as I am? I could not sleep last night. I was plenty tired, but I felt like I tossed and turned all night. What’s that about? Sorry about my absence. It was unplanned. It was also unpoliced, hence why it went on so long.
Since we last talked, I worked a ridiculous amount, into the wee hours of the night. That in itself is a frustrating, sad story, but it is 100% behind me and won’t be repeated. Which is a beautiful thing.
I co-hosted and recovered from a bachelorette party.
I saw Cinderella and cried four times.
I served as makeup artist and bridesmaid for my dear friend Kristin’s wedding and cried four times during the wedding.
I saw Cinderella again and teared up twice.
My best friend got engaged, and I went shopping with her fiance to help him with his ring selection. He did a marvelous job.
It has been an insane couple of weeks. March was out of control busy until the bitter end. But now I have no commitments until June. And I couldn’t be happier. No, dear.
Easter was lovely and quiet. The Hubbit and I went to church. It rained and frizzed my hair, which was annoying because I spent an entire 20 minutes on it. Then we went out to lunch which turned into brunch and which was super delicious. Then it was home again, and The Hubbit went fishing and I watched Youtube videos and did chores. All in all, it was a lovely, relaxing weekend.
I’ve been under a lot of stress and pressure and pretty much all of my habits fell by the wayside and I’ve been in a little funk. But this week is all about getting back to myself or whatever trendy phrase Goopeth Paltrow would say. Conscious Un-Clusterf$*&ing.
I’m going to clean, work on my book, read, and cook some delicious food. Here’s the menu!
Meal 1: Cream Cheese Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. These are an appetizer, but I’m doubling the recipe and we WILL eat it as dinner, rules be damned!
Meal 2: Five Spice Cream Cheese Chicken. I will serve with roasted broccoli. I’m looking forward to this one. Yum.
Meal 3: Sliced Tenderloin Steak in Butter Sauce. We had this last night and holy heck was it amazing. Definitely going on my repeat list! Also, I thickened the sauce with just a sprinkle of xanthan gum instead of flour, if you’re at all concerned about that. I served it with our favorite creamed spinach. Yum.
Meal 4: Eggroll in a Bowl. I will most likely have to work late Monday due to deadlines, so this is quick and easy and perfect. I always add a little fish sauce to the sauce mixture, and top with roasted sesame seeds.
Meal 5: Spinach & Artichoke Dip Meatballs. Family favorite. Always and forever. Will serve with roasted cauliflower.
Meal 6: Saag Gosht. One of my favorite Indian dishes. This will be my first attempt at recreating what I get from our favorite delivery place. I am also cracking myself up by referring to this dish as “sad ghost.”
And that’s really all I have to comment on. For now.
It’s good to be back.