I was up late last night trying my darnedest to be productive. Managing household things and a 2nd job is more complicated than I had imagined. That being said, I did get some stuff done last night. Firstly, and most importantly, I met Mika for coffee and din. We had some EXCELLENT coffee at Bean Traders first. I highly recommend stopping by there if you're in need of a pick-me-up - it's a nice unassuming and unpretentious atmosphere with delish espresso. We moseyed over to Cosmic Cantina for entirely too much food.
When I got home, I lazed around for a bit, and then finally managed to muster some productivity. I changed litter, vacuumed the house, put some clothes away, chatted with the a couple friends, packaged up a couple gifties for friends and cooked.
Early last week, I did a Curried Lentil Soup, which was amazing. I really love lentils...and curry. My recipe last night was Vegetable Curry. It is beautiful. What a smorgasbord of veggies and flavors - cauliflower, peas, carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic. Add to that butter, cumin, coriander, cardamom, turmeric and cayenne pepper. Amazing!