Indio, California: Day 90 in the books! It has been 90 days since we have been out to a restaurant, nail salon, hair dresser, doctor, dentist... well, anywhere except a grocer or to tour a house for sale.
I am sure My Mother probably did the same thing for weeks-on-end, with five kids - except we had combined meals/picnics/birthday parties/holiday parties with relatives and friends. We didn't go out (to restaurants) much when we were kids (I'm 64.) Did you? (Please comment below.)
The school newsletter is F I N I S H E D!
Turned into a pdf file and uploaded (by Lisa) to some-sort of host, so all the parents can view the amazing art and stories their kids have submitted to the newsletter in the usual Monday morning email from the elementary school. I also get this email, so will no-doubt view the result with my coffee tomorrow morning.
My Letter of Resignation was also submitted this afternoon.
What happened outside this morning happened without me. I didn't leave the bus until the afternoon. No workout. No fancy Sunday breakfast, no nothing - except school newspaper. The weather has been cooperative the past few days. Temperatures just over 100 degrees and little wind. We are able to spend the evenings in the casita with the ceiling fans on TURBO.
Do you remember when I wrote about the pasta Lisa gave us a few months ago? Sagne a Pezzi? This pasta shape is described as the "rags" from the edges of lasagna noodles, and is suggested to be served with butter and Parmesan. I have served this pasta twice already with heavier sauces, so tonight decided to serve it as suggested. My Driver just loves pasta with butter/olive oil, cheese, and dried chile flakes. Not to mention, this meal is fast and requires basically zero work for any chef who can boil water.
Really a fun pasta.
To compensate for the easy entree, a more interesting salad was prepared. Melissa Clark's (New York Times, again!) recipe for Sugar Snap Peas With Yogurt, Feta and Dill was the choice tonight. It was good, but maybe not a good combination. We did eat it all (half-recipe), but it will not go into the rotation. I love every ingredient in this salad, but it was just SOUR!
After spending a week glued to my laptop, what will I do tomorrow? (Certainly not going to Disneyland!) Maybe I will exercise and cook something fun for dinner? Ya'know... like what I have done for basically the past 90 days? Indian food on the menu!
Until my next update, I remain, your resigned correspondent.