Thursday, February 21, 2008

Blog Ramblings...

I am now firmly convinced that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, more frustrating to me than being housebound with a mobility-limiting injury. Lately my first thought in the morning when I wake is “Great. Another day in the living room.” I have a box full of old photos from the 1970’s which Mom gave me a few years ago to arrange in photo sleeves, and these undoubtedly would be an interesting way to spend a few days, but I just cannot maneuver myself around even a small card-table to do the necessary sorting and arranging. I’ve organized my files. I have even planned menus for our June vacation and for some entertaining that we plan to do this summer.

I find myself looking forward to the mail. Pathetically, receiving the local grocery flyer is an event. *sigh*

Blogging is saving my sanity. Reading, writing, I feel a little less isolated, a little less unproductive. I have been working on the appearance of my blog, as some of you may notice, although I constantly have a nagging feeling that I may do something, accidentally click a button, that will erase the entire thing.

I have been reading a lot more online than I usually do. One article which held my attention enough that I copied it into a Word document then edited it down (from 5 pages to 3) was by a chef in San Francisco (I believe) on making Pad Thai

This is an amazing read. The recipe itself is short and to the point, but there is a ton of information on preparation and ingredients. The proper way to make authentic Pad Thai and you can bet that as soon as I’m able to get around the kitchen more easily I am going to make this. I have had a block of tamarind paste in the freezer for 2 years and hope that I’ll be able to rehydrate it.

Well, cross your fingers for me that I can get a new template on this blog and restructure it a bit without losing all of the data. Here goes… :)