I am giving off the impression that I've got more energy lately. I think perhaps I do but that always means I do more and then that is more tiring. You know how it goes, right? I've been able to increase what I do so I'm doing my own housework, my own shopping, I've been painting again, and cooking a little more. I still sleep and rest a great deal and still feel constantly behind in paperwork, social commitments and I am not writing as much as I wish to. So, normal life just like most people with some extra sleep thrown into the mix.
Do normal people trip over their dishwasher doors and go flying headlong across the kitchen and fall in a heap face down on the floor? If so, then I've got that covered too. And speaking of covered...oh the bruises I am sporting! They are all yellow now and I look terrible in yellow.
So I am chipping away doing more but also less. I enthusiastically replied to half the comments on my last blog post. I am struggling to comment on other blogs. Imagine me running out of things to say? It's a kind of brain fog, not unlike the fog that is out on the bay today.
A friend asked me why I have a washtub in my living room. Or perhaps the question was meant to be why do I have one at all. Imagine asking that? Who doesn't want a washtub? Yes, this is the nook that is supposed to get a book shelf. There's no hurry. Piles work.
Here she is, helping.
And...I got a bit of my painting mojo back by dabbing at some of my not quite finished pieces and considering them possibly, maybe finished now.
And hung them on the wall in my writing nook.
Then I painted a new one, which will of course have to sit around for months until I declare it a finished piece and I will periodically decide that it needs a dab of yellow here or a stoke of pink there.
And I baked chocolate cupcakes for my son's birthday, using an amazing recipe that replaces the flour with cooked quinoa. I will share this recipe soon. Trust me it's good.
I was asked to share the brownie recipe I used when I mentioned a few posts back having baked brownies. Because I have to eat gluten free, I have been experimenting with brownie recipes and have not yet found one I think is worth sharing. But for those of you who do not eat gluten free I will offer up my regular recipe which is an excellent one and very popular and not really mine.
It comes from the box of Baker's Chocolate and is reproduced here. I have never lined my pan with foil as this recipe says. It is definitely important not to over bake them and you can mix in anything you like-nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips-or make them without.