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[May. 10th, 2015|08:55 am]
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Rough morning for us.

I woke to very bad dream about my parents. It wasn't too early to get up, so i tried calling Mom to wish her a happy Mother's Day. No answer. I have a slight sense of disturbance that lingers, that will be better once i hear their voices.

I then messed about in the kitchen, preparing a vegetarian dinner loaf. I tried using the grinder on the nuts: too small an amount to make it through the grinder. When the chickpeas were done, i pushed them through, pushing out the pecans: in general, too much fuss for the effort. I think i'll just use the potato masher in the future. The (very very old, back of cabinet) quinoa cooked up with much more volume than expected. I thought i was being clever by steaming the loaf: i was not.

It tastes pretty good, at least, but even after having been in the oven in a pie plate for 25 min, it has the texture of refried beans. I suppose it will get me through the week.

Christine is having her own bumps.

Yesterday I took a friend for an MRI: that ran over long, as it hadn't started by the time i came to pick her up. I then saw my friend DP, who has moved to Seattle as it is less expensive there. She is in town to visit her mother who has dementia. She's coping with depression since her move away, and coping with her mother's decline.

I'm clerking both worship & meeting for business today. I feel tired.


[User Picture]From: amaebi
2015-05-11 01:54 am (UTC)
I am wishing you a sense and actuality of renewal.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2015-05-15 05:11 pm (UTC)
I don't know about you, but I sometimes need to give myself permission to toss food if it just didn't work. So, I mention that, just in case you're still trying to force your way through an experiment.

Re: feeling tired, oh, do I sympathize - and it sounds like you have enough to merit feeling tired.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-05-23 09:45 pm (UTC)
It is hard for me to give that permission-to-toss, you rightly sensed that. However, the next day, it was much more satisfying in texture. Vaguely remember people asserting meatloaf being better the next day; maybe that's true for vegetarian dinner loaves too.
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