The Epcot Food & Wine Festival was wonderful. Crowded, but not so crowded that it was unbearable. Hot, but in the way that ducking inside air-conditioning for five minutes every twenty minutes or so worked to cool us off enough to keep enjoying it. I ate smoked salmon on potato pancakes and a seared scallop from Scotland, fried tostones from Puerto Rice, a grilled lamb chop with mint pesto from Australia, Brazilian cheese bread (gluten-free!), tilapia and pork belly, also from Brazil, an apple maple spiced latte, and venison sausage from New Zealand–probably my favorite, but Scotland was pretty yummy, too. R loved the pork belly, he was scraping the plate on that one. For dessert, warm chocolate pudding from Ireland, and a couple bites of sea salt caramel creme brulee from France. And, yay me, managed to write 100 words, too.
Yesterday, though, was family stuff, and I was gone all day. I opened up my computer when I finally got home around five, but Shanghai called my name. I don’t think I even managed to open up the file. But I was tired, so the words probably wouldn’t have been much good anyway.
Repercussions of the weekend–I ate a lot of food I shouldn’t have. Dairy and eggs, chocolate, wine, nightshades, even some gluten. I’m not going to be ambitious for today, because I’m not optimistic about how I’m feeling. But I am going to aim for 500 words and at least one of the many tasks I need to take care of. Top of the list: reformatting A Gift of Ghosts to post a new edition (new cover!) sometime this week.
Good morning! 🙂
Long time no cyber chat. Too long. I feel like the last year didn’t happen. Like a big detour that wasn’t marked properly. So, Wyndes, sounds like you had a yummy weekend. Me too, but not as fancy. Hubby was asked to be a judge at a Food Truck Wars event in St. Augustine on Saturday. They put me to work as the stats keeper, but I made sure to grab some of the samples coming to the Judges Tent. 😉 I definitely consumed more sugar and gluten than I should have. Probably why all I accomplished yesterday was two loads of laundry and one load of dishes. The rest of the day was spent on the couch.
Hey, at least some laundry got done! I’m playing with glyphs again this morning. Not the most productive way to spend a few hours but fun in its own way.
Judy, Judy, Judy said:
Laundry done is a success. For me, sometimes a major success.
Glyphs are fun. I have a few more hours of Photoshop refresher courses. Mostly because I haven’t really studied the upgrades in Photoshop since before the CS version. I have CS5! Wow. So many cool tools and shortcuts have been added. I’m already picturing at least a dozen really cool pre-made cover samples to start loading on my new site. 🙂