Monday, December 28, 2009

Between gigs

The strange week between Christmas and New Year's is filled with hopes and regrets. Is it a fallow time, a recharging week for you? Or is it filled with projects and prospects? It's a restless week for me, looking at the lights and ornaments that we took so much trouble and time to hang; now they represent a significant amount of time to unhang and carefully store. I have silenced the Christmas carols, at least until KOST 103.5 starts broadcasting them again, next November. And I am looking far ahead to next year's calendar, at the winter break dates for the university which has accepted my daughter. All that hope, fear and anticipation of going away to school. I feel like a cocktail shaker, being shaken and stirred.

So I shall distract myself with lists and plans. What new foods to cook in the coming year? Years ago I tasted quenelles--it's time to try a recipe or two. A fish soup with croutons and garlic mayonnaise is something else I have a hankering for, along with Margaret's biscuits. Hmmm, just thinking about those biscuits makes me feel light headed and light hearted--


  1. That fish soup would make a nice transition.

  2. Just be still and do what everyone should do a lot more of, Restless: Nothing.

    You've earned it, don't ya think?

  3. CP--Oddly compelling advice, I may even take it!
    AH: It should be delectable--

  4. I've bought my supplies and battened down the hatches. I've got a job tomorrow then I'm staying in for the weekend except to walk the dog. I can't think of anything more fun.