Saturday, November 02, 2013
I had a bit more to eat last night than I should have...but it wasn't a blowout. For the first time in ages I made spanakopita, and three servings of that were consumed. Since I don't like any spanakopita other than what I make, it'll be ages before I have it again and I didn't worry. I had two scoops of vanilla ice cream but I didn't worry about that either. I hate to waste food but this ice cream was awful. Nothing but sweet. So it went in the garbage rather than in my stomach because I felt bad about wasting it.
So today I've been very good about what I'm eating. It's hot and muggy too which makes drinking enough water easy. I am alone for dinner tonight so I made chana saag - an Indian dish of spiced chickpeas and spinach. Had that over a cup of jasmine rice and it was really tasty, a nice change. My husband doesn't care for ginger so I have to cook gingery dishes when I'm alone, or for my lunches. This was all aromatic with garam masala, ginger, garlic, and cumin. Mmmm.
My sons' friends rescued two fledgling spotted turtle doves today, from a cat. They called me for advice so we went over and had a look just to make sure they weren't actual native doves - which Wires would have taken. I forgot how darling little spotties are. Had to change my shirt as soon as I got home.
I'm really glad they want to take care of the wee birds til releasable. They called the RSPCA and they said the birds would only be euthanised...and at Tara's expense. What's up with that? Just takes a bit of time and effort and some loving care and the birds will be flying away. I'm very happy with my funny Chicken bird. He's excellent company.
It's still hot and we are smoked in. Time to turn on the air con I think, and get the house cooled down for my husbands' return tonight. He'll be broiled after sitting in the sun all day doing radio relay. Those firefighters just don't get paid enough for the work they do.