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Day 455: Pasta Salad

I had the leftover eggplant in mi goreng for lunch.

I ordered a rigid heddle loom last night and a bunch of accessories. Now I’m going to be nervous until it arrives! I couldn’t find a place locally that sold any looms. I’m glad I just did it because when I was looking at the specs today it was sold out! I went with the biggest size since you can make smaller things on it but I hope it’s not too big. And that I like using it!

I started a new punch needle with the ultra punch. I’m finally getting that vintage yarn to work by not following the instructions properly. Ha! At least it works, I have so much of that yarn. I think I might like it better with larger yarn though.

We watched Dark Horse about a town in Wales that chipped in on a race horse. Steeplechasing looks horrific!

For dinner I made a pasta salad with pesto, hearts of palm, mozzarella and olives. It’s so hot today! It was good to have a cold dinner.

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Day 454: Chicken Again

For lunch I had some leftover lingcod and bok choy in some neoguri spicy seafood noodles.

Then we had leftover fried chicken and sides from yesterday!

Matt’s car is in the garage so fingers crossed it is fixable somewhat affordably.

I picked up some library books and signed up for the summer reading program again.

We watched the latest Whitstable Pearl on Acorn. It’s cute but I shouldn’t have read the book while it’s airing because the tweaks are confusing me.

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Day 453: Fried Chicken

We had my mom’s memorial today! It went well. We had it “catered” by a local independent supermarket and had their famous fried chicken and all the cold salads, cornbread and deviled eggs. My dad made black bottom cupcakes. Matt kayaked out scattered her ashes in the river. Everyone said it was exactly something she would have liked. I’m glad it went well! It was very stressful and I’m looking forward to taking a break from planning things.

For dinner we knew we’d be tired so we got takeout from our favorite dim sum place. They have a limited menu now but my favorite eggplant was available so I was excited about that.

My husband’s car is acting up so we are deciding what the limit is we want to spend on repairs. It has like 150k on it but now he rarely drives. I don’t think he drove much over 1700 in the past 18 months or so.

Anyway! We watched Hacks and went to bed. Such a great show!

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Day 451: Salmon Cakes & Grilled Cauliflower Salad

Today was the first day I really didn’t have to be anywhere or do anything at a specific time in a long time! It was pretty gloomy out but not too too hot.

For lunch I heated up some leftover baked potato (I had made extras because they were in a bag with a potato with a lot of eyes and there is nothing worse than cutting open a bad baked potato) with an egg, the tiny bit of lox that was left from a couple weeks ago (still good) and onion.

Matt had a dermatology appointment which went fine so I had the house to myself briefly!

For dinner I made salmon cakes with the leftover grilled salmon (so good!) and made a salad with the whole cauliflower we grilled, tahini, capers, radishes and cucumbers.

We watched a new to us show on Acorn–Candice Renoir. It was cute and apparently season two is coming later this month. I looked on IMDB and there are like 8 seasons of it so it would be great if they got them. I like to practice my French and the dialogue is easy to follow.

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Day 450: Chili Baked Potatoes

Thursday is my new CSA pick up day and I’m not loving it The location normally wouldn’t be bad but the most direct way is blocked off from my neighborhood due to a multi year bridge rebuild. Traffic gets rerouted through the park where the pick up is and it’s really hard to get in and out safely because there is no light to turn on to a busy four + lane cross city street. In non-bridge construction time the park road was very low volume so I guess there wasn’t a need for a light before but things have changed.

Another annoyance is that the pick up is 2-5 pm (but some emails say 6) and they leave the food outside on tables so I feel like I’m rushed to go get it before it wilts in the heat. Twice it’s been super hot and today it’s supposed to rain.

I like the idea of getting city grown produce but unless it is amazing when more things are in season, I’m not sure if I’m going to renew. I also don’t like that there is no parking lot at the pick up location but it’s also in the middle of a large park so I wouldn’t think anyone is picking up the produce on foot.

There are worse problems but I’m not loving it. The same place is at the local outdoor market on Tuesday evenings and I wish we had the option of picking it up there instead. It has a parking lot and is on a bus route.

For lunch I made us both tuna salad sandwiches. For dinner we had leftover chili over baked potatoes.

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Day 449: Grilled Salmon

We are having my mother’s memorial Sunday so I went to my dads house in the morning to drop off a table, chairs and serving pieces.

On the way back I picked up some shrimp salad for my lunch at a new take out only market. They weren’t wearing masks and it was weird to see!

For dinner we were planning on grilling chicken but when Matt opened it, it didn’t smell right so we quickly defrosted a bunch of salmon and grilled that with some zucchini. I also grilled a whole cauliflower for a future meal.

We watched Cruel Summer. How are there only two episodes left??

I finished my latest weaving. I think I will send it to my ILs.