Sunday, January 6, 2013
And Now for the Rest of the Story....
I'm often annoyed with the news media. A big story is reported, sometimes for many days, but then is dropped and we hear no more and I'm left wishing to know the final outcome.
I'm not for a moment comparing the posts I place on my blog to the above, nor do I think that readers think about them even one second after they are read. Maybe it's the journalist in me -- and my personal annoyance with something not brought to completion -- that causes me to want to tell you the final outcome of a few of my previous posts.
So here's an update on a few previous posts
On Dec. 19 I showed pictures of Two Turtle Doves perched in a tree in my backyard, which gave me a nice association with the approaching holiday. Today I am happy to report the two doves are still with me.
I planned to bake a Christmas Cake and provided the recipe in a post entitled How to Face the Holidays. The cake was not made. I mixed the dried fruit and spices but then my oven didn't work so I stored the mixture in the refrigerator. The new stove didn't arrive in time to bake a cake. The fruits are still in the refrigerator but I will be pitching it in a few days, even though I'm sure it would last forever in the refrigerator. I'm just not in the mood to eat fruitcake now. Perhaps I'll have better luck next year.
A companion piece to the cake story was another recipe for an ancient beef recipe, which I posted in How to Face the Holidays - Part II (Spiced Beef). I did make this, but being forced to bake it in a toaster oven was not a good idea. Not roomy enough for the heat to circulate; oven got too hot; so the beef turned out quite dry. And the taste was quite salty. I think with my new eating habits, and the use of limited salt, I can no longer tolerate the taste of strong salt. I won't be making this dish next year.
Yoga - For Beginners Like Me - A post in which I told you about my new yoga classes. Yes, they were great. Loved/love yoga but I discontinued my classes after the first 8-week session ended because I didn't wish to continue driving 20 miles twice a week to get there. My intent was to learn the moves in class and continue the regimen at home. But alas, I am not consistently practicing but am still determined. Maybe this week will be the perfect time to get back into the habit.
How about you? Are you having to adjust to getting back "into the groove" after the holidays, and now that it feels that winter has settled upon us?