So...catching up. I tried the coffee sponge on Sunday, and while the kids and Craig ate it up with compliments, I was dissatisfied. It was slightly overbaked and too dry for me, and I'm just not a fan of coffee flavoring outside of drinking it. I'm going to try another this Sunday, altering the recipe slightly, to see if I like it any more.
This morning, I made these orange and dark chocolate buttermilk scones for breakfast, and they turned out absolutely yummy. I definitely recommend the recipe.
But other than that...work, the occasional errand, and lots of chilling out to make sure I didn't get sick. I don't think I will. It's probably just an allergy thing, especially since it's still 90F here today. I need to get some cleaning done this weekend, especially since the kids have started pushing for me to begin holiday preparations for just us, trying to figure out what we want to do, what we want to eat, how we're going to make this special when the world is falling apart around us.
And now I have a lot of meme questions to do...
The 18th: Write the words that you need to hear today.
Nobody expects you to be perfect but you. You're adding unnecessary stress to an already stressful world by placing these artificial constraints upon yourself. What matters is simply doing, regardless of whether it turns out perfect or not. All you're achieving in your quest for perfection is inertia.
The 19th: If you had to be obsessed with money, sex, sports, religion or food, which one would you choose?
I'm already obsessed with food, so that's crossed off the list. I refuse to be obsessed by religion or money, so that leaves sex and sports. Sex is a dangerous path. So I'll go with sports. It might put me in better health if I was in love with being sports and being active.
The 20th: What do you love most about yourself?
This isn't supposed to be a hard question, but it is. I'll say my intelligence. I'm reasonably educated and quick to learn. It's made a lot of things easier in my lifetime (as well as other things harder, but it's a trade-off).
The 21st: Ignoring all financial considerations, would you rather spend the next 5 years confined to an urban mecca (e.g. New York City, London, etc) or a beautiful, isolated coastal town somewhere?
Pre-covid, this would've been urban. I love having the amenities so close at hand, and with the kids grown up, it would be easier to not have to worry about schools and so on. But now? A beautiful coastal town, far away from idiots and too much civilization, where I don't have to fight for space.
22 How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer?
23 What is a character trait you despise in others, but you know you also have that same trait?
24 What is the most serious law you've broken doing something you thought was morally right, wouldn't hurt anyone, or was no one's business but yours? How bad would the punishment have been if you'd been caught and given the maximum sentence?
25 If you were on a jury, would you be willing to convict a person for something you didn't think should be considered a crime?
26 If your heart were damaged beyond repair, but you could regain your health for a few more years by getting a heart transplant from a genetically engineered pig, would you?
27 What is your favorite question to ask people?
28 What stage play is your favorite?
29 For $100,000 (or equivalent in your currency) would you put on 40 pounds/18 kg and keep it on for 3 years? How much money, if any, would induce you to put on 100 pounds/45 kg for at least a year?
30 If you were president/prime minister/supreme leader etc. of your country, what is the first thing you would do?
31 What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?