January 25th, 2014

hasui snow scene

Triumph and despair

Ha! Take that, blobby bandage on my finger! I have chopped onions and diced zucchini and pressed lemons and sliced raw chicken breasts and cut up several unexpected varieties of mushroom. (Bought from the super's Used Fruit and Veg shelf, which is sometimes inedible and sometimes a steal; the packet looked to be one large portobello and a couple of brown mushrooms but proved to contain some chanterelles and shiitake as well. Steal, most definitely.) I think I was trying for some kind of risotto but didn't have the energy, so the result is avogolemono stew. And very nice too. The only down side is-- but naturally-- dishes. Those require huge amounts of mindfulness and patience.

Took the ice scraper to some slippery patches of snow this afternoon. Discover I cannot scrape without using my index finger, and my index finger said quite clearly, 'Hey, you just had that knuckle cut open, you are *not* putting pressure on it OK?' The snow will just have to lie, though 539 kindly shovelled last night's accumulation for me.
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