There is no reason for it, but I was really cranky today. The kind of cranky where I could hear the irrational words coming out of my mouth and could almost laugh at them, but they were coming out anyway. With feeling.
Perhaps it was a classic case of expectations effing up the situation. Here’s what happened:
My new camera arrived yesterday. I got as far as taking it out of the box and charging the battery. Slightly afraid of the thing. My plan for today was to write up a grand post about the lovely art of soup making. It all felt so romantic to me. You see; soup is sort of how I got my start. It’s the first thing I mastered, and a source of comfort, both the making of it and the eating of it. I had this picture in my head of me, floating through the kitchen with new camera in hand, doing this new thing I was learning while at the same time doing the thing that felt so much like home to me.
In real life, it looked more like me, swearing, making a mess, and angry about the fact that the camera wont. just. take. the. picture. I. want. it. to.
It’s sort of funny now, because of course it wouldn’t. I have no idea how to use the thing, and haven’t used a real camera since real cameras had film in them.
We all have those days, right?
Even with all of my ridiculousness, everything turned out fine. I made two soups, roasted a chicken and even took some pictures with my new camera.
We started the day with coconut pancakes. Big ones. We each took two and ate half of what was on our plate. Those things are seriously filling. And frankly, a bit difficult to choke down without maple syrup. I’m a New England girl. Pancakes without maple syrup are almost against my religion.
Lunch was leftover zoodles with bolognese. Simon had the same, but with no zoodles ’cause I ate them all. Cranky, remember? Not thoughtful.
The afternoon was spent making soup, as mentioned above. I posted the recipe for one, the one we had for dinner: Spicy Tomato Soup with Chicken and Lime. The other one will be posted soon.
I hope no one was as cranky as I was today. I’m better now. Soup does that.