The days and weeks are blurring together worse than usual lately. I know today is Sunday because it's Easter.
Happy Easter, by the way. We're having ham and I made a cake yesterday. Other than that, just another day on self-imposed lockdown. The real thing about today is it's the first Easter we've spent with Owl since 2012. And I don't even know where the Easter basket is and we don't have anything to put in it even if I knew where it was. I usually send her a gift basket or something, but this year, since she's here and it's chaos, we got nothin'. But she's 26, so I think she'll get over it.
Still no writing or editing. Maybe today. I spent a lot of time thinking about it when I should've been falling asleep last night. We'll see. No marketing or sales either.
I only finished one book last week before the Reading Wrap-up. Then I finished another one yesterday. I DNF'd one yesterday, too. Those'll be on Saturday's post.
In baking news, I made a cake yesterday. Since I was out of baker's cocoa, I made a vanilla oil cake with franken-frosting. The cake is okay, but it needs more flavor. The frosting is really good. I melted some chocolate chips and butter in the microwave, added the last of the powdered sugar and some milk. Beat it until it was smooth, then added a heaping dollop of peanut butter, beat it smooth again, and frosted the cake. I also did a batch of crisis cookies (cake cookies) with yellow cake mix and chocolate chips. I have to do granola bars and oatmeal cookies this week because we're almost out of both.
As I said, today, I'll be making a ham. I buy the bone-in kind, cover it with pineapple slices and brown sugar and throw it in the oven for like 20 min per pound. It's like a 11 pound ham, so about 3.75 hours at 325F, or something. I'll have to look at the packaging to figure it all out later.
Not a lot on the activity front. I screwed up my hip washing the kitchen floor on Tuesday, which harshed doing anything else. As for weight, I gained back two of the pounds I lost due to stress, so I'm now at 174.2. Still down about 8 pounds for the year.
I did go fishing twice this past week. One undersized bass caught each time. The first time, I took Owl with me. She'd never seen anyone catch a bass, so it was exciting for her. She wants to go back. Yay. Unfortunately for her, she's a night owl and fish a lot in the mornings. Yesterday, I went out and was home before she woke up. Ah, yesterday...
It was an interesting experience, so I'm glad she wasn't there. A LOT of people were fishing yesterday - lucky for me in their boats, so not near me. The parking lot wasn't too bad when I got there, so I parked in my usual spot. Shortly thereafter, some numbnuts started to block me in with his big ass pickup and trailer, so I jumped up and moved my car. As I was walking back to my fishing spot, I noticed another guy standing at the edge of the parking lot, apparently gazing off into the river. Nope, he was pissing, which I realized when he turned toward me zipping his pants back up. Then he told his woman to go piss behind the truck that had almost blocked me in. I bet the people in the mansion across the river from where he was peeing got a eyefull. Oh, living in the Ozarks, where there's always a place to pee even when there isn't. People are gross.
I fished for about an hour before a thunderstorm rolled in. The thing about fishing from the bank is that I can easily avoid storms by walking to my car and going home. All those people in boats? So screwed.
When I got home, I discovered why there were so many people fishing yesterday. The crappie are plentiful in the river right now - with some people catching 40-50 a day. :shrug: This is one of the bad things about fishing from the bank. If the crappie aren't near the bank, I don't catch them.
Anyway, that's my week. What went on in your week?