Monday, October 14, 2013
I haven't been able to reach my ex all weekend, and I'm nervous. That usually means Frank has had to go to the hospital again. He usually calls me when that happens, but with my ex you never know. I'm thinking that I'll get him tomorrow and he'll say, "Oh, we went away for the weekend. Didn't I tell you?" He HAS done that several times.
I had a lot of trouble sleeping this weekend. I've gotten night leg cramps all my life, which I know are common and not dangerous (although maddening as anything). Well, I'm getting night cramps in my right hand now, and they're every bit as painful as the leg variety. I have simply never heard of night hand cramps!
RIP to my beloved crock pot, which went to that great Appliance Store in the Sky today. I know I was extremely lucky to get more than 35 years out of it, especially as often as I use it. Well, I don't want to seem insensitive or anything, but the new one is getting ordered on Friday. Half of the ingredients in my kitchen are for crock pot recipes. It's my mainstay in the winter. I found a beauty at Kohl's on sale. It's about 1/3 bigger than the old one!
My chili didn't turn out the way I'd hoped. I way overestimated how much chili powder I'd need, and now I have the clearest sinuses in town. In fact, I probably didn't need ANY chili powder, given the chorizo in it. Boy, am I glad I didn't use the poblanos! I love hominy, but I won't use it next time. I didn't have enough canned beans so I filled it out with the hominy. Next time I'll have enough beans. I'll finish the batch, of course, but it's not as good as I'd hoped.
My next vacation is in eight weeks, when I get Christmas week off. I'm emotionally spent.