I made the black bean soup and cornbread tonight. It just sounded good. Good and easy because I don't have to do anything while waiting on the beans to cook.
I also made pretzels today, using a recipe from Alton Brown. They are, in a word, amazing.
S has the fast helped me with tapping into my innate witchiness? Have I had a glimpse behind the veil yet? Well, I don't know. Make of this what you will:
A day or two ago, I was on the phone and I happened to walk by the television and see that the stand was dusty (as usual). I mindlessly traced a shape into the dust and moved on to another room. Later, after I hung up, I looked at the shape and noticed it resembled a rune. Now, I'm no expert on runes, so I had to flip through a book to find it, but it was Othala. Ancestry. Family.
I just found it rather odd that I was on the phone with my parents when I doodled that rune's form. I wish it were more feasible for me to go home for the winter holidays, but it's an awful lot of trouble and expense for a short visit. Besides, I am really hoping and praying I hear about a job I applied for. It's in Washington. I have a friend in the same town. It would be so nice to get out of this place.
Tomorrow I will make some cheesy, shroomy manicotti (couldn't get shells at Kroger). Oh, and here is a bonus pretzel picture: