Today I was granted the privilege by my boss to work from home due to the snow storm. The morning was grey, no that’s not true it was actually white, visibility was poor and the buses ran just as poorly. My balcony is filled with snow and it was and is snowing shovels. The ability to work from home is wonderful and yet grueling because you have to work harder to keep on top of things and make sure everything runs smoothly. So my day today was busy and eclectic. I started my day earlier (7:30 am) than my regular 9:00 am because I knew from checking the pones the night before that there were a ton of work waiting for me to attend to. The first three hours when by in a blur but by 10 am I was forced to take a break by the demands of my stomach.
I ran upstairs to grab a quick bite however to my chagrin my refrigerator is bare, no bread, no fruit, no eggs nothing, all that stared back at me was one third cup of ice tea I made and one bite of left over chicken and some butter. There was no quick easy fit. To hold my stomach just a bit I pacified it with the bite size piece of chicken and warmed and drank the tea. I had to get proactive quickly as time was of the essence. I surveyed my supplies; flour, natural bran, a quarter pound of butter, sardines, a seasoned chicken, lentil peas and of course lots of tea of varying blends. I resolved myself with creating some real sustenance. Blending the flour, bran, a pinch of salt, baking powder, half a teaspoon of sugar and some water I kneaded the flour and set the dough to yield a little separating one small ball to roast. Next I put the chicken in a glass casserole dish, covered it and stuck it in the oven on low to slow cook and returned to work with a self-satisfied smile thinking how fantastic it is to be able to cook almost like a magician I can create something from what seem like nothing. After contracting out some work and confirming booked requests with Agencies I returned to make my bake (its a flat bread cooked ‘roasted’ on the stove top). It was now twelve noon. I took my vitamins, grated some cheese in my bake, check the chicken in the oven then and relaxed and enjoy my bake, this was my lunch break. I got up and checked outside it was still snowing and my balcony door was frozen shut.
Before continuing my break I checked phone lines again to make sure there were no emergencies even though I was on a lunch break. I watered my plants admiring them. My two biggest ones are blooming beautifully. I have to groom them though too many dry leave hanger-bouts. I looked across the opposite side of the room and saw the Christmas Tree still up all lit staring at me as if to the say, “hey aren’t you forgetting something?” I thought to myself, ‘yeah, yeah, I’ll get to yah when I get to yah.’
Before going back to work I put on the lentil peas to cook using the sauce from the oven steamed chicken along with some basmati rice and lowered the burners under the pots. My sister stopped by in time for supper, she elected to take it to go and I sat and enjoyed my meal of steamed chicken, basmati rice, lentil peas and broccoli. It was six pm, I put up my feet and turn on the YOUNG and the RESTLESS, second time watching after a self-imposed three months hiatus. Sometimes it gets too predictable hence boring so I take a break long enough to miss some stuff so that I’d be interesting.