The last few weekends have felt like I was catching up to something. There were generally some major chores to do (or to put off), some places to be, or just some things to be anxious about. Maybe that pile of dirty laundry in the basket was getting too big. Maybe the kitchen and dining room looked like a disaster area. Maybe Mrs. Geek and I were having family over for dinner and some cooking needed to be done. Maybe Mrs. Geek and I needed new clothes and some shopping was necessary. Maybe our den/office was in such as state that the kitchen and dining room looked positively clean. There always just seemed to be so many "maybes" to fill up the weekend that nothing ever seemed finished or caught up.
That was true until yesterday. Yesterday I finally caught up. I did all my laundry on Saturday and cleaned the kitchen. The office/den was thoroughly reorganized last Saturday, so much so that it now feels like we have more room in our apartment. I had lots of leftovers in the refridgerator to eat, and no real need to shop for food. Mrs. Geek and I hit the outlet mall a while back for new clothing. No guests would be coming over during the weekend.
The bills were paid, and the bank accounts were reconciled recently. There was nothing to do... except what I wanted to do. It felt almost blissful.
Of course, the feeling didn't last. I was grumpy most of the day. I didn't sleep so well on Saturday night and that left me feeling out of sorts. The fact that the scanner that Mrs. Geek got last Christmas also started producing a bluish vertical line didn't help matters much (just when she was gearing up to do a big scrapbooking project.) Plus, I didn't take the time to make sure to eat, and my blood sugar levels dropped. That's always made me grumpy... even as a child.
The day ended well enough though. After a bit of shopping (for a USB hard drive to back up my system at Company O.), I cooked up a white pizza (no tomato sauce, just garlic, sweet onion, olive oil, and cheese) on a crust I made from scratch. I took a cue from Alan Harding on Cookin' In Brooklyn and pre-cooked the crust for about 5 minutes before adding toppings and then cooking for an additional 7-8 minutes. The result was a nice crispy crust. Combined with a nice Spaten Optimator dopplebock, it was delicious! Yum!
on 2006-06-05 at 12:45 p.m.
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