I am one of those people who doesn’t adjust well to Daylight Saving Time. In fact, it throws me off so much, I’m stumbling around a couple of hours daily for about a week. Last night, I was up until three and then I went back to bed after my husband and son left this morning. This normally makes me feel hideously guilty. It’s spring break and my son went to work with his father and they’re out there in the “sudden freakish cold after several hot days” working while I’m snoozing all warm in bed.
I can’t help but wonder if the sleeplessness is partly inspired by the incredible frustration I’ve felt lately. I recently received messages from readers asking about FORETOLD and honestly, I feel bad for teasing with excerpts. But when I put the excerpts up, circumstances had led me to believe things would be very different about now. They still could be different…I’m sort of on hold. Unfortunately, it’s not the kind of hold with the bad music to let you know they know you’re still there. It’s sooo quiet.
So, I’m filling that quiet with more writing–lots of it. I’m writing and finishing shorter pieces, exploring new styles and genres and having fun. I’m also cooking. A LOT. Cooking is my comfort and because it makes my husband and son so happy, there’s an added reward to it.
This weekend, I tried several new recipes, including a Peaches and Cream Tort which the guys went nuts over. They were also huge fans of Anne’s Potato Pancakes. My son had a friend over who ate six or seven of these babies. I thought the cakes wouldn’t have enough spice with mostly rosemary, but they were perfect. And they’d work for my vegetarian readers, like Heather. 😉
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Annes-Potato-Pancakes/Detail.aspx
Oh, found the Peaches and Cream Torte online, too.