All week long, I've been unable to write. Usually, I set up blog posts at night so they will publish the next morning. If for whatever reason that can't happen, I'll knock something out early in the morning while I have my coffee. This week, I have had no ability to write. Or read, for … Continue reading Constant Exposure to Current Events is Harmful to Emotional Well-Being
TGIF. This whole week has been an endless slog through horrible exhaustion. The clocks changing seem to impact me differently than others. I don't understand it. I was more tired each day than I was the day before and I'm desperately hoping this weekend will allow me to fully adjust to our new time zone. … Continue reading Time change lag and executive dysfunction
I'm supposed to be avoiding hot peppers (including chili flakes and chili powder and hot sauces) but... No. I've done a lot of elimination diets over the years. This is the first time one has bested me. Gluten. Sugar. Dairy. Alcohol. Now tomatoes and all other nightshades. More posts on hot pepper dismay:A life without … Continue reading Giving Up: You Win, Hot Peppers
Warning: There is going to be a lot of whining in this post. Like, Olympic level whining content. Because I'm miserable. Life without most nightshades is fine. It's bearable. Life without hot peppers is misery. Even my favorite pumpkin chili has chili powder and chopped green chiles. I mean, I should have assumed, but it … Continue reading Avoiding nightshades = culinary misery
I dreamed about pastries last night. Éclairés, mainly, but others as well. My dream had me in Quincy Market in downtown Boston. Not in the center hallway, but in one of the hallways just outside the building, where there are always dozens of carts selling a variety of wares. I stood in front of a … Continue reading A life without hot peppers? How will I survive?