Monday, April 25, 2011

Domestic Concerns

Today was pretty horrible and depressing, despite a middling to good day at work, I was ridiculously tired and irritable and impatient coming home. So I cured it the best I know how: a long bath (with school reading to feel virtuous), laundry (new Unique purchases! finally got the plain white button-down every style person seems to think should be a staple of every woman's closet), some cleaning and straightening up, cooked up some healthy food (chickpeas and chard, with onion, garlic, and garam masala) for dinner and for two small lunches in the future, mended a couple things, made some dye from the red chard stems (don't quite know what to do with it, since I added vinegar it might not really work as a food coloring), and orange juice.

I sound so boring! But really, puttering around the house is a great way to cheer myself up on a dreary day. And tomorrow is supposed to be much warmer so I'm taking hope.

 Took the picture a couple weeks ago on a pretty sunny evening.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sick Cure

I got sick a little while ago. I'm better now, and I submit that this is why: I stopped drinking coffee, drank like a gallon of orange juice, and forced myself to chew a garlic clove before bed. I also drank a special drink made of hot water, lemon juice, jaggery, garlic, and cayenne. Lots of cayenne. If that can't cure your cold, there is really no hope for you.