Wednesday, November 7, 2012

in the refrigerator, or, failing that, a cool wet sack

A small prayer for this morning:  Please oh please smite our elected officials with the Stick of Cooperation, the Stick of Bipartisanshipfulness, and the Stick of Being Cool to Us. And if anyone refuses to serve the best interests of their constituency out of sheer cussedness, smite them with rickets or dropsy. 

I got 1000 words typed in my novel yesterday, and it's starting to be not quite so sucky.

On Sunday our YW lesson was about managing time wisely, and there was a good piece of advice in it:  each day, make a list of the things you need to accomplish, in order of importance.  If you only get a couple of things done, or even just the first thing, it's okay, because you worked on the most important one.  First of all, sad for me that that was such a useful piece of advice, as it was along the lines of "Put your garbage in a garbage can, people.  I can't stress that enough.  Don't just throw it out the window."  Secondly, I've done it the last three days, so I guess I'm all better now. What a relief!

I'm trying out recipes for that cookie party--you know the one.  The one we can't talk about.  But I decided I'd go this year, even though I was decidedly underwhelmed by the other entries two years ago, the year I made the Millionaire's Shortbread. Right now I have some chocolate meringues in the oven.  They don't look or taste promising. 

It is a gorgeous day outside, and I'm so happy that we have gotten a little bit of fall after all.  I was pretty miffed when it looked like the week we spent sweating in California was the only week of fall that Utah was going to have.  Lousy winter.  It had better be a prodigiously snowy one, or there's no sense in even having it.  I don't need all that jazz of freezing in the winter if I'm just going to be parched all summer. 


tipsybaker said...

I don't like chocolate meringues -- and NOT just because of my chocolate problem. I really think chocolate needs more fat than what you get in a meringue for its flavor to bloom.
Do you have the Smitten Kitchen book? The buttered popcorn cookies are very delicious and also unusual.

beckster said...

Love the prayer. I have offered it up.

Marsha said...

I don't usually pray in this manner, but I'll make an exception for this one. It hits just the right note.