Sunday, January 24, 2016

Table For One

   For the past week, I have, in essence, been on my own.  Bill had to fly out to supervise a job on a cruise ship in Oregon for a while.  Ever since he left, I've noticed that I've had a little more time on my hands. This is odd, especially when you consider that I am now working two jobs (part-time teaching at a Huntington Learning Center and cashiering at a West Marine).  I guess it's because I now have full use of the car; Neither of us is waiting on the other to get off work or run errands.

   My alone time has had its pros and cons.  I'm becoming more familiar with getting around Miami.  However, the traffic is definitely something with which I would like to be less familiar. . . My schedule is a little more my own but, doing everything by myself isn't really all that enjoyable or easy.  Getting armful after armful of groceries from the trunk to the pier and then on to the boat, especially when the wind is blowing the boat away from the pier, is, well, a challenge. I have been able to sleep in a little more (although having the bed to myself isn't all that great), catch up on some cleaning, and start on a few to-dos around the boat.

   One of these to-to do items, has to do with this blog.  If you have been following along with us, you know that a few months back  I added a new recipe/cooking page to the blog.  My intention truly was to add to it regularly, allowing it to coincide with my regular entries.  However, that obviously didn't happen.  I added to it a couple of times and then . . . well . . . life kept happening and the page was neglected.  I'd always sit down to write my next post, telling myself, "Okay.  I'll post this and then put up another recipe" or "I have to post those tacos we made last night!". Then, the computer would wig out (as it does often), I would take too long putting finishing touches on my writing, or I would be flat out too tired.  Sooooo,  . . . it didn't get done.  I know, I'm making excuses . . . but, I have decided to change that.

   I'm not one for New Year's resolutions but, I do want to commit to paying more attention to this blog (especially the aforementioned cooking page) and, therefore you, our readers, this year.  So, after you read this, please click on our "From the Galley" page and check out the new recipes that I've added (They'll be there.  I promise.).  Then, keep looking for new additions as Bill and I continue on our ever-changing life afloat.  

   My hope for this galley page is that you take something from it to share, whether you learn something new, find a recipe that you can make your own, or simply find a different perspective.
I'll keep cooking and blogging (I have a pot of stew on the stove as I write) and, hopefully, you will keep reading my humble ramblings on boat life. . . maybe when Bill gets back, I can convince him to post a bread recipe . . .

   Please let us know what you think. Feel free to ask questions and leave nice comments. (If no one has commented yet, there will be a "No Comments" link near the bottom of the post. If someone has already commented, there will be a number and the word "comments" beside it. Just click whichever of these is there, click, "add comment" when the window opens, and type away.)

1 comment:

  1. So it sounds like Bill is probably a bit colder than we are here in FL. I am sure you look forward to Bill finishing up in Oregon and getting back to FL. I will have to check out your recipes and certainly look forward to Bill updating your blog with bread recipes. We are repainting our house and look forward to warmer weather. Take care and stay warm. Linda and Tom - Uplifting


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