Life on a Boat

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and I spent the weekend conscious and at a friend’s place. We watched Tipping the Velvet and Doctor Who “Crimson Horror” and “Nightmare in Silver”. I talked a bit about my parents; it was the usual horror show.

We ate a lot of sheep cheese and goat cheese. There was no halloumi so I suggested (thank you, Mark Spoils) slicing up a normal goat cheese log, dipping it in egg and then rolling it in ground-up walnuts, and pan-frying it. With a honey goat cheese log, this experiment resulted in absolute deliciousness. As for the sheep cheese, I brought along some very solid sheep cheeses from Town & Country. All of these paired well with the Blue Diamond artisan gluten-free vegan nut crackers.

I felt safe with two other people in the place. I didn’t take any Xanax even! (I actually left the bottle at home because I didn’t want to be tempted.)

We were going to play games, but all we managed to play with me in such a state was Settlers of Catan, using the two-player variant (along with the Catan event cards) in Traders & Barbarians. I’m so happy that the two-player worked out! I worried that it might not; but the trade tokens were the perfect addition, as well as the dummy players that took up good spaces on the board.

I’ve just showered and feel pretty good, except for the part where I forgot to pack another morning’s worth of meds, which may mean I go home early today. Or not; I have been able to survive single days with late meds, so hopefully that’s also today. I honestly look forwards more to going home than to anything else at this point… save the new job position. Which unfortunately won’t be for several more weeks.

All in all, life is pretty good. I’m going to work shortly. Thank gods there isn’t a long extended ferry ride (but on the other hand, there isn’t a long extended ferry ride).