I’m sure glad I bought a bottle of wine this weekend. I think I’ll drink it up tonight.
Yeah, it’s been one of those days. I’d already been feeling the pinch at Sci Fi Chicks, and one of the authors pulled out today. I’m bummed. And at work, we had a briefing/VTC (video conference) this afternoon. I told the presenter how to keep it simple. (I know these things because I have been a military briefer and instructor, and I know what works and what doesn’t.) Did he follow my advice? Noooo. And the general officer got confused. Then the boss got something wrong. I think I let something slip out, and shook my head violently; but I was sitting in the back, so no one of importance saw me. Oh well. When we got to the slide that contradicted what the boss said, I was satisfied I’d read it right. Of course, the guys didn’t put the two together and associate what had been said with this slide, so bah.
About the wine: I bought the wine because I switched cookbooks. For some reason Saving Dinner the Lo-Carb Way just didn’t mesh with me. I’d been keeping the book because the author had some great tips on fixing vegetables (braising cabbage, sauteing spinach, making rutabaga fries), but I just couldn’t get into the recipes. So it’s now in the box destined for Goodwill.
In its stead, I have started using the American Heart Association Cookbook. I’ve used this cookbook before and lost weight. (Of course, I was much younger then, but I also wasn’t this heavy.) The “problem” with the AHA cookbook is that several recipes include wine. And they don’t recommend cooking wine because of the salt and other junk in it.
Well, not to worry. After tonight, I won’t have any wine left over to tempt me later in the week. 😉