So Ron and I both had a craving. We ran over to Safeway and got a couple of huge eggplants, some zucchini and yellow squash, a red and a yellow bell pepper and some fresh mushrooms. We chopped them up along with a couple of onions and some cubed ham and it is in the oven roasting for an hour and 15 minutes at 400. The roasting veggies smelled wonderful, and the dish was as always delicious.
I certainly can’t say that I jumped to finish this post promptly. This compose window has been open for going on twelve hours now, and I seem to be making only small sporadic progress in finding any words at all to fill this space. I have at this point been awake quite long enough to expect to feel sleepy. But I don’t. I laid down around 11pm or midnight and read for an hour or so, then turned off the light and tried to go to sleep. By two a.m. I had given up on sleep and got back up. But while I’m just not sleepy, I am quite tired. Too tired, really, to be able to write much of anything. Eventually I will take my seroquel and other ‘night’ pills and get myself off to sleep. Even if it is late morning or early afternoon before I get around to it.
Using that last phrase reminded me of a long ago product that my late Aunt Julia and I got a real kick out of. It was a small stone purchased I believe from Spencer Gifts, which was perfectly round and inscribed with the word TUIT. The perfect gift for the procrastinator who never seems to get around to things he or she is supposed to do. A bit of perfunctory Googling did not turn up that long ago and until very recently quite forgotten novelty, although there is a firm in the UK that offers a variety of TUIT doubloons and medallions as well as (of course) TUIT t-shirts and coffee mugs. Because I am so not trying to make money with the blog, that is a non-affiliate link. I receive nothing at all should you go and buy yourself a round TUIT. And I will not be responsible should you continue to procrastinate once you own it.
And finally today, my thanks to Dan Murray who suggested today’s words.