December 17th, 2006

cliff

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tyche and flummox are in the state, so they tripped out here this afternoon to see us. We had Indian buffet for lunch and tromped around Edward McKay for a bit, and it was lovely to see them, as always. :) (And faecat, I've taken delivery of the material. :) )

I've been thinking lately about how lucky I am. I have a full stomach and more groceries in the kitchen to feed me for the next week, a warm house to live in, books to read, a wonderful partner, two great kittens, and friends and family that love me. For the number of hours that I have to work a week, I'm well paid, and I'm on track to earn a reasonable living when I'm done with my masters. If something horrid were to befall me, I have a safety net in those friends and family. I'm a lucky, lucky girl. So, I have a small check ready to go out in the mail for the Share the Warmth people, and I think my Christmas present to myself is going to be a small donation to Doctors Without Borders each month. I should do some volunteering this spring, too; heck knows I have the time. I may not make a ton of money, but compared to most of the world, I'm rich, and there's no reason I can't share it around a bit. If we all did, there'd be a lot less need in the world.
food, cooking

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Inspired by a post in gastronomique, I made a batch of these cookies just now, using regular sugar for the coating instead of confectioner's, and man, they're good. They're insanely rich and taste like fudge, and took no time to put together (the recipe lies when it says 45 minutes.) I'll be making these again (and probably continously for the next month.)