Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hello from headache and dimness. I have not even looked at this space for the past week. I cannot type. Honestly. I type gibberish and it takes me so long to edit it that I tend to stay away. I have been doing brief Facebook updates, but even that takes me ten minutes. I find that taking photos is a challenge as well. I am usually out of focus, but I think these are not blurry. Who knows, they may be, but I see them as right.

When I feel up to it, I can cook. It's about the only thing I am doing. I don't think I mentioned that I have a rotten sinus infection on top of a concussion. My cup runneth over.

Since I have nothing but my problems to talk about, I have food. It is amazing how self-absorbed I have become, but perhaps not, since all I do is sit in my office with the curtains pulled or cook when I feel I can.

Today I made a focaccia dough and topped it as a pizza.

Olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary, parsley & chives heated through in a sauté pan. Some chopped kalamata olives, a little bit of artichoke tapenade, fresh mozzarella, crumbled goat chess and a little grated pecorino romano. 
A nice lunch on a dreary day. It is tangy, which I liked. This is filling, so plenty is left over for dinner tonight if I find myself unwell.
I got through this post without too much unintelligible words to correct. Perhaps it is a sign. 

I hope everyone is well, I miss your stories and the sense of community, but it is hard to look at the screen for too long and I am so worried I won't catch my weird writing. I would be mortified if I did not. This last sentence read: I me fortified at I did not. So now I will proof before I publish. Several times.

See you all soon, I sincerely hope.


  1. OK, so now you have me wanting to cook...and hungry!Yum! Sorry it is taking so long to heal. This wonderful food should help! I found sinus spray the only thing to help with a sinus infection. Dries it right up in a few days.

  2. i wonder how fast i can get there...that sounds delicious!

    i hope you're feeling better soon!!

  3. Sandra: you remain in my thoughts & prayers. Friends don't stop being friends just because one is absent for a while. Hope you are more yourself soon. ♥

  4. Oh Sandra, so sorry to hear your recovery isn't as quick as we'd like. I'm glad to see your cooking hasn't suffered tho! Wow that looks amazing. I've been putting off getting up and fixing lunch...now I am motivated!
    Blessings friend. I agree with Ganeida, we'll be here when you're ready!

  5. Well ... your ability to cook has certainly not been affected. So glad you are taking care of yourself. Your bruised brain needs time to heal. It will all be well with time!

  6. Oh my! I wish I had the desire to cook something tasty like that! I wonder if I can make it to Minnesota before it's all gone.

    I'm going to take this as a sign that you are on the mend. Now don't go and over-do, just because you're feeling better!

  7. Good to hear from you although I am not happy about the news. Listen to me, I am older than you and unfortunately I have gone down that road a couple of times:

    Take care of yourself.
    Stay down as much as you can.
    Keep your eyes closed if you begin to feel dizzy.
    Ice on the back of the neck, weird as it may be, helps.
    Do not try to read small print.
    And rest.

    Everything can wait, including your blogging community. I hope with all of my heart you are getting better. I do miss you. Now go and lay down.

    The pizza looks divine and I could hear my hips growing just looking at it.

    Take care, please.

  8. I am so sorry that you're struggling still from that nasty concussion. You are certainly making good food, though -- my god, that pizza looks awesome!

    Be well.

  9. Thank you so much everyone for your kindness. I will listen to you Allegra, for you are wise.

    I am happy to say that I had a very good day yesterday. I have been fooled in the past by a couple of better days, only to go backward again, but yesterday felt different. I actually felt well. I shall see how today goes. Typing seems to be back to normal!


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