Archive for the 'Personal' Category

dead from lack of interest

Friday, January 25th, 2019

I think the depression has a serious hold on me. It seems that no matter how much wellbutrin I take, it keeps it’s hold. Today though, I feel a bit perky. Probably because for the first time in months things at work are going my way. Life on the homefront is quiet. I’m too quiet, […]

I think I have a little problem

Friday, January 21st, 2011

So, I have been thinking for the last few days about starting a new quilt. Digging for fabric in the closet led me to digging out all of the fabric in the closet. But this is not all of the fabric that I have. There is some in the cedar chest of doom, but I […]

Dinner at Morton’s, in which Ysha is a backward goob

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Son, I tell you whut. Being in Chicago turns me into a wide eyed little girl. I walk around gawking at everything in the world and loving this city. It’s been a very long week, and what I really wanted for dinner was a nice glass of pinot noir and a big juicy steak. When […]

The death of baking

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Since I’ve moved, I really don’t bake anymore. I love my gas stove. Did you know that it is possible to make cook n serve pudding in the span of a commercial break? It always took something like 20 minutes at dad’s house. Needless to say, I’m trying not to keep so much pudding in […]


Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

It’s been almost a year, but I’ve finally figured out where I went wrong with last year’s Cinco De Mayo spread. I set up my fondue pot and put cheese in it to become all melty for the tacos and nachos.  I used Queso Fresco, which has a lovely lovely taste.  But it didn’t melt […]

Peanut butter and jelly diet

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I’m still dealing with the lack of interest in food. I don’t watch food network as much as before, nor do I surf the food blogs as much. If something strikes my fancy in the little perusing I actually do, I’ll throw myself into it with zeal. However, nothing has really struck my fancy for […]

Lack of interest

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

I’ve not had near the interest in food that I previously did.  I do still occasionally get excited enough to cook, maybe once a week.  Early this week I tried out a recipe from Paula Dean for an italianish chicken cordon bleu.  It was ok, but caused the reflux to kick up and has thus […]

Change of plans

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

I had planned to spend weekends in January learning to bake bread from scratch and to do it well.  I’ve done it a few times and it turns out ok, but nothing to praise.  But, like most plans, it had to change. Sometime just after christmas, I developed a pain in my back.  As the […]

An empty place inside

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Now that my gall bladder and I have parted ways, I find myself in an odd situation.  I am beginning to feel enough better to feel like cooking, yet still can not seem to eat anything.  Peanut butter sandwiches or cereal or cheese seem to be the only foods that don’t cause intestinal distress.  Truthfully, […]

Harvest time

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here or not, but I hate tomatoes. Ok, so maybe “hate” is a bit too strong of a word these days. I am slowly acclimating myself to a tolerance of them, most especially if disguised. I love salsa after all. Although Pop’s tomato plants have some sort of […]