Eight weeks into the new year. How 'bout that? I wouldn't have thought we were past week 5. The days are just flying by. Derp.
Things are pretty much the same here. No writing. Nothing writerly. Work. Home. Meh.
I didn't finish any books this past week. I'm still working on that NF about the submarines. It's pretty interesting, but not a fast read.
I got some activity this week. I swept the office. I went for a walk. I did some minimal lifting. Weight: 158.8.
In cooking news, for shits and giggles, I'm trying this new low-sodium thing. Lord knows, I probably eat way too much sodium as a general rule. But I do like my snacks. (Did I tell ya about the nacho cheese pretzels I found? OMG, so yummy.) So I'm cutting back where I can control the sodium. Yesterday I made a low-sodium spaghetti sauce. It's only about 165 mg per serving. (Yes, that is low. One freakin' chocolate cupcake from Wallyworld has 310 mg, for pitysakes.) Anyway, the sauce was okay. It needed salt. I added some parm, which helped. I also made a salt-free vinaigrette which I thought was yummy. I'm not sure how long the low-salt thing will last, but it's keeping me out of trouble for now. ;o)
(Before you ask, I didn't mean health trouble. I meant this is keeping me occupied.)
I was out at the feed store yesterday and they were super busy, so while I waited for my order to be filled, I sat on the loading dock and played with their kitties. I love the gray one. She's awesome. I picked her up and put her on my lap. She has the softest purr I've heard (or hardly heard) from a cat. The calico kitty, who's usually standoffish, decided she wanted in on the action and started head-butting me. So I had both hands going for a while there, petting them both. Finally, calico had enough and flopped down behind me, pressed up against my back. Awwww. KITTIES!
The eagles are still here. For how much longer, I don't know. We're still getting a boatload of deer. Thankfully, things are starting to green up around here, so maybe the deer will start finding alternate food sources. My daffodils are loaded with leaves. My hyacinths have buds and are starting to shoot them up. Looks like all the purple ones survived and none of the pink ones. Oh, well. The lilac has leaf buds. Spring is coming. Yay.
Other than that, life is pretty bland around here. How are things in your neck of the woods?