The Dance, William Bouguereau
Didn’t get as much done on A Lamentation of Swans today as I’d hoped. On Sundays I cook for the coming week–lunch and dinner. I roasted a chicken, made an Ethiopian cabbage dish, stir-fried a wok-full of vegetables and rice noodles with ginger, soy sauce, and garlic, and just when I thought I was through and could sit down to work on Swans, I discovered the bag of mini peppers I thought I’d bought on my earlier trip to Costco hadn’t made it into my box of groceries so off to Costco I went with receipt in hand and shortly returned home with a bag of orange, red, and yellow peppers. I cut up a few, sauteed them in sesame oil, sesame seeds and garlic and poured it over my stir-fried vegetables, and then I cooked talipia in an Asian garlic sauce, cleaned up the kitchen and at last I was through! And it was ten after nine.
But I added 383 more words on yesterday’s scene. Tomorrow is another day, and I’m going to spend the rest of this Sunday evening with Elizabeth Bear’s New Amsterdam, thanks to Michelle who picked up a copy for me. It’s nice to have friends who buy you cool books.