Aaack! I somehow deleted my post and have to start all over again. It definitely is a Monday.
My day started with bills. I managed to take care of most while I failed with Comcast. Failed rather miserably after multiple tries online and on the phone. And when I asked one of their reps just to charge my card I was told that would be an extra $4 service fee, which is when I said thank you but no and hung up.
I am of the opinion that no one should pay $4 extra just to pay a bill, a convenience fee! I spent a total of 42 minutes online and on the phone while trying to make a payment (yes, I clocked it), it would have been in their best interest just to charge me, wouldn’t you agree? I think we should call the $4 fee the “inconvenience fee” or “we don’t really want you to pay your bill fee.”
Needles to say, my Comcast bill was not paid but I was able to discontinue Comcast phone service for my home during a later phone call as I was told that our phone signal was weak and that is why the system was refusing my payment. A definite no brainer: Comcast provides me with phone service, phone service does not work, Comcast charges me for the phone service that does not work, I discontinue the said phone service.
Once this was all said and done I headed off to the shop and actually got quite a bit done. I also opened boxes of beautiful Fleece Artist yarn that will soon be on a closeout sale. A lovely superwash merino hand-dyed by Fleece Artist color magicians. I spent some of my late afternoon taking photos of this lovely yarn.
Once back at home I managed to put red lentil soup on. I do this a little from the hip but I have always done so and it has worked out. For this soup one would need a whole chicken, 3-4 celery stalks, 3 medium size carrots, two medium size sweet onions (I used Walla Walla), basil leaves, 4-5 cups of red lentils, and salt and pepper to taste. I took the lovely chicken-insides out and put them inside a small brown bag (to be thrown away later), cleaned the chicken and put it inside a big pot with roughly chopped up veggies and all the spices. I also dumped all the lentils into the same pot after rinsing them off and put in water to cover the chicken. Off to boil they went. I then cleaned my work area and threw away the chicken-inside-thingies.
I then read my daily gossips at www.dlisted.com – please do not judge me, I cannot help myself. Before that I was composing a sonata. A girl needs a bit of a break you know. This is when I read about Patrick Swayze…Patrick where ever you are know that I think of you and even now my heart goes pitter patter. You are beautiful.
About then I decided to go look at my soup to see how it was going. The lentils were well on their way but the chicken still had some time to go. So I decided to take Rontoo for a walk-run. In his excitement Rontoo jumped, ran, skid and bonked his nose really hard on the door nob and started bleeding. I really did not know what to do so I grabbed a towel and held his nose tight and as long as he would let me to do so. Try doing this to a 100+ pound dog who has hurt his nose, not easy.
Eventually I released his nose, he licked, sneezed, looked hurt and sad all at the same time and we were ready to go. But I could not find my phone! I could not take off without my phone, it is my stopwatch, my ipod, and my camera! I looked and Mr. Little helped. Eventually we decided to call me. I could hear my phone ring but could not find it. We called and called and eventually the ring tone led us to the garbage can, where my phone rested in the brown bag with the chicken-inside-thingies. I have no idea when and why I put it in there but I must have cuz it was there. So I cleaned, disinfected and cleaned till I no longer could and off to our walk went Rontoo and I.
We went down to the beach and sat a little to think about life, listen to the sounds of the water and watch the private wedding ceremony that was being held right by the ferry dock. Rontoo watched the water and hung out right by
me and then up the hill we went.
When we got home the chicken was done and Mr. Little had pulled it out to cool. I put the contents of the soup, the stock, veggies and the lentil through a fine sieve (makes it easier on the tummy and makes the soup creamy), by mushing it all up as much as I can. Mr. Little pulled all the meat off the chicken in small pieces and got it ready. He also cut a lime up for my soup.
We then served the soup with some chicken. My son and I had ours with lime juice as we always do. Mr. Little likes to take a tiny bit of butter heat it up with some paprika really hot and drizzle it over his soup. It was yummy and it sure filled me up. We have enough for tomorrow and that can only mean one thing, Tuesday is a left overs day, yey!
I just finished putting up new colors of Malabrigo Worsted and Jimmy is on; I think it is time to go to bed.
Wishing you all a great week. See you here tomorrow.