May 29th, 2012
Today’s special: A Polish sausage with grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese, with fries and a vanilla cream float.
Today’s cookies: lemon oatmeal with tart lemon glaze, oatmeal raisin cranberry, and monster. Lately I’ve been stuffing the cookies–fudge in the monster, lemon curd in the lemon–but there wasn’t time for that today.
Today’s muffins: elderberry-blueberry with an orange glaze. All gone early!
Today’s furthest (farthest?) travelers: a family from Germany.
Today’s hardest part: taking in two big deliveries and waiting tables at the same time. Back hurts; lifted too much. Too stubborn and too dumb to take it slower and easier. Do I have to wreck my back again to learn? Maybe. Such is human nature. Wonder why.
Today’s best part: hard to choose, once I start thinking about it. My first sip of coffee this morning? My walk with Sallie? All the friendly faces I saw? My spinach salad? Also the smell of rain, which has been in such short supply for so long, talking to my mom and my sister on the phone, sitting down for a moment with Bob and Carol, talking to Candace about writing, serving pie and French fries to two cheerful campers, finding the mocha I lost this morning when it got busy (added ice cubes to it and had it as my after work treat), eating bleu cheese potato chips with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese for a very happy if not nutritional supper.
Best news: The wildfires are somewhat more contained. We had a much needed downpour last night. (The world seemed washed this morning.) My brother is home from the hospital. Readers are stopping in to say they loved PRAIRIE EVERS. Also writing to say they bought SOUTH OF SUPERIOR at the airport. (This is quite a thrill!) Laura had a great graduation, which I was sorry to miss but happy to hear about after.
Worst news: Oh, she said with a sigh, I guess there wasn’t any, really, not in my own personal world, not today. It’s just that it’s 10:00 p.m. and I’m mentally flat-lining. But even on hard days there are so many high points.
Some scattered high points from the past week: