Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Day Gone Bad

I should have known. Some days you just wake up and you know you should have just stayed in bed all day.

It wasn't so much the things that went wrong; not all that much went terribly wrong. Just a series of lots of little frustrations and setbacks and inconveniences and mildly annoying surprises, all adding up into a super-grumpy afternoon.

Now I'm making dinner -- our new favorite, bean burgers and coleslaw. The burgers are not turning out very well -- I don't know what I did differently but they are very moist and not holding together very well. I'm still holding out hope that cooking them well over a low heat will do the trick. Thankfully the coleslaw didn't let me down -- I forgot to add carrot, so it's just pure, unadulterated green cabbage and delicious dressing. It's so satisfying.

I'm reading Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping. It's both incredibly annoying and somewhat interesting. I'm going to finish it, probably tonight, just because I want to see her conclusions at the end. It's not what I thought it would be, and I'm finding it sort of tedious, irritating, and condescending. But, we'll see once I get to the end how I ultimately feel about it.

Also, my new owl painting is not the right color (that's what I get for painting in the bright sun), so it will have to be fixed this weekend. Not a big deal, but annoying nevertheless.

And now, there are some mushy bean burgers waiting to be saved.


Anonymous said...

Hugs to you!



Daphne said...

Hugs back! Thank you! (I saved the burgers, thank goodness!)

Eva said...

Glad you saved the burgers! And I read Not Buying It during the second readathon and was not impressed. So I know just what you're talking about!

Hope tomorrow's better. :)

Tammie said...

Hey Daphne, I dont have your email so I'm just going to post your Interview questions here in one ginormous comment. :)

*Your about me states, "I read, cook, make art, and try to figure out what the heck I'm supposed to be doing with my life." How is that going for you, specifically the last part?

*You're reading Anna Karenina this year, have you read it before? Are you enjoying it?

*If you could have dinner with any living author, who would it be? What would you want to ask him/her?

*You've been doing owl paintings lately (which I love by the way)and when snooping through your Flickr pictures, there is a photo of you wearing a shirt with an owl on it. Do you feel any connection with this specific bird?

*The title of your blog comes from an e.e. cummings poem....why did you choose it as your blog name?

There you are...I hope these questions aren't too corny/cheesy--I tried to do my research. Thanks for playing.

Ally said...

I'm glad to hear you saved your bean burgers and I can't wait to see your newest owl! Your artwork turns out so beautifully.