Sunday, October 3, 2010
This morning I woke up and my face was swollen and puffy. I have been sunburnt many times before, but I've never woken up with a swollen puffy face. Under my eyes were saggy bags that looked as if I could keep my loose change in them. I was aesthetically, a disaster. On top of that, I could hardly see out of my eyes. The worst part, is that I have finished the free samples of moisturising lotion I collected from hotels we stayed at on our recent Mountain to Mountain Safari. I have a nasty feeling I am going to peel and when my new skin comes out I'm going to look like a wrinkled old prune. The worst is, is that the redness of my face really brings out the greyness of my hair.
I've finished the first draft of The Great Mountain to Mountain Safari, and am now working on writing the random factoids that'll appear throughout the book and getting the formatting right. The maps are still giving me grey hairs. I wish |I knew a cartographer who could just draw them for me. It's all about time, and that is something which I don't have enough of. Somebody dropped off 10 kg of pork, thinking I'd turn it into sausages. I have no time to make sausages, I really want to get this book finished, so have decided to smoke it. I can only hope it turns out okay. Talking about baking and cooking, because of the vast amounts of spinach in my garden, I've spent each weekend, after I'd finished with Stieg Larsson, trying out new recipes with spinach. I made canelloni, spinach quiche and last weekend, spinach and cheese pastries. Today I'm going to make spinach and feta samoosas and spinach and cheese muffins. Just call me the 'domesticated expat writer teacher.' I just need a little apron now to really look the part. Mind you, this red face will detract from my culinary skills.
Hopefully, this last week of school before the holiday won't be as hectic as the two preceding ones. And, I have no more Stieg larsson to distract me from my writing tasks and social life.
Have a great week!