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Domesticity. And icons.

Some winter Sundays, all I can bring myself to do is putter in my kitchen. Since E and I are trying to eat a much healthier diet, I want vegetables and legumes to make up at least 50% of what we eat. So, to that end, I spend a lot of kitchen time making vegetable preparations to be incorporated into more complex dishes later.

I parboil greens and freeze them. I cook up dried beans, and stash them for later in the week. I've got a jar of lentils sprouting, and little zip-lock bags full of finely julienned broccoli stalks, radishes, turnips and green beans. I plan to start a jar of preserved lemons later this week. When I look around at the abundance in my kitchen, I feel productive, and very fortunate.

Also, everyone should check out ericrowe post about our new bedroom! It looks like an opium den. So cool.

And now, your irregular installment of icons. Here's one for redsteve. It's a Bon Voyage present, as he's doubtless on his way to the Big Easy any day now.


E: Making an icon for minniethemoocha?
Me: Yep. They say she's a low-down hoochie-coocha...
E: Yeah, but she has a heart as big as a whale.
Me: She should really see a cardiologist about that.

This covers the interests "muppets" and "curmudgeons":

Hope you like it, sweetie. If you prefer, I made you a simpler version without the text, here.

Happy Monday, tout le monde. The hated month of January is nearly at an end! (Unfortunately, it is second in loathsomeness only to February. But at least it's a short one.)


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Jan. 31st, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank the gods January is over!

I console myself about February with the knowledge that at least Imbolc is near.
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
Gah. I suck. I am normally supposed to do something about Imbolc, but E and I kinda fell down on the job. Oh well.
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, don't beat yourself up, sweetie. It's okay. :)
Jan. 31st, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
omg! i lovelovelove the statler and waldorf icon!!

Jan. 31st, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon. If your seester wants to share it with you, that's OK by me.
Jan. 31st, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
Another suggested yummy winter weekend pasttime: surrounding oneself with seed catalogs and a notebook and a nice hot cup of tea. Few things whisper Spring so sweetly.

(btw - that website is *fabulous*, thanks for the link)
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)
Ah. You mean the Hungry Tiger food blog? She is so very cool. She's a veggie and she's in Metro DC Maryland. I get so many great ideas from her.

See you tomorrow, my anam cara. *Smooch*
Jan. 31st, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
Speaking of fabulous Icons... You look Mahvelous in the Icon you attached to this entry!
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
*blush* Thanks, dear old friend! (Your icon bears a certain resemblence to yourself, as well. How ever do you keep the rabid fan boys/girls at bay? :)

Feb. 1st, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
No, Thank YOU!! To answer your question, I think it has something to do with marrying a jerk and falling off the face of the earth. Been a long road back.
Jan. 31st, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Some humble doggerel to my favorite wolf!
Ohh!! I love it!

I love it with and without text!
It was worth waiting to be next!
I love my icon, Mizz Fenriss,
I thank you with a great big kiss!

When I get home I will download it onto my machine and into my journal. Hooray!!
Feb. 1st, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
Re: Some humble doggerel to my favorite wolf!
Eeeee! You wrote me a po-em! *bouncebouncebounce*!

You are very welcome, dear one. I confess, I've kinda been waiting impatiently to get to yours, cause I knew I'd have fun with it.


Feb. 1st, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
Many many thanks, Miss Wolf. The icon is fantabulistical. I'll be sure to take a large-ish chomp out of a religous extremist for you while I'm partying in America's most corrupt city.

Or maybe I'll just paralyze them with my venom and lay eggs in their bowels.

Not MY eggs, you understand. I'm a guy. But there's always a few evil alien mutant eggs lying around unattended, and I'm sure they could use a good home.
Feb. 1st, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Re: Arrooooo!
Err, hurray? You have the... most charming ways of showing your appreciation.

Give our love to NoLA. Maybe next year.
Feb. 1st, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)
Re: Arrooooo!
As long as they're not Scotch eggs. Some things are just too cruel and unusual.
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