Monday, April 6, 2020

Day 3: A New Day

Titan, sunning himself on the back deck
Titan, sunning himself on the back deck

So, today went better than I expected.  I'll be honest, I haven't slept very well in weeks.  I keep having dreams of being lost and/or having no idea what to do next.  Not a huge guess as to why I keep having these dreams.  But last night I actually slept a deep and restful sleep.  I don't remember any dreams, which is very nice.

I think that my post yesterday has a lot to do with my getting some much needed rest.  I realized after I posted that I have a lot of emotional baggage stored up from the past 3 years of watching our federal government becoming more and more insane.  Mind you, I still want to move to Belgium or some other country with a much saner government whose focus is on helping the citizens, not making as much money off the citizens as possible.

But I'm calmer and happier today.

I start my mornings with a quick sit-down breakfast with my family.  We discuss random things (like the largest black hole ever found) and then go our separate ways.  This is supposed to be spring break, so my lovely daughter and I went to downtown Marietta to get some dog treats from a local pet supplies shop (Shout out to Bark Street Petopia!) and get a latte from Cool Beans.

Then she went off to defeat the bandits and bad guys in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion while I started working out how to authenticate users and get up a database for my latest app.  My current thinking is to use Firebase for all of this right now.

For lunch, I tried a new recipe from Chef John - a tuna melt with mozzarella cheese mixed into the tuna salad.  It was good.  Then more programming, followed by the creation of my first no-bake cheesecake.  The recipe uses cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and heavy whipping cream.  I had some filling left over, and while I like it, I think next time I'll whip up the filling more next time.

Now, it's my turn to make dinner.  I'm thinking about a simple pasta dish, but I'll see when I get upstairs.

Take care of yourselves out there.

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