joys of a hot lunch…

i made “slop” for dinner last night (2 c spelt couscous-like pasta + 4 c vege broth + 1 can chick peas + 1 can other beans + 1 can diced tomatoes, spices: boil and reduce broth slightly) and there was plenty leftover. this morning i actually found a clean container of the right type (i tend to only have fleshic tupperware available when i need something put into milchic) and proceeded to bring it to work.

good thing too.. the heat isn’t working in my office suite today, so i’m wearing a wool sweater over a turtleneck and was wrapped in a blanket for most of the morning..

anyway, i just want to thank shanna for reminding me to stop being an idiot, go buy some saran wrap, and have a HOT lunch. oh and i needed plastic utensils too. :) (generally i don’t use the firm microwave bc i’m silly, but she gave me a good kick!)

it still tastes good and it’s warm which is wonderful.

i’m amazed i found time to eat. yesterday’s lunch is still sitting in the fridge!

it finally happened… pure bliss!

i now have a mac! it came last week and i’ve been working with it since. i haven’t slept much in the past week either, but i’m happy. it’s a 15″ powerbook with souped up vram and dvdrw. :) i’m soo happy… (e gave it to me for v-day)

however, i haven’t kept up with mac news because i never thought i’d actually own one. it’s very strange not knowing lots about the system you are using.. now i know how my clients feel!

as far as software, i’m slowly finding my way and have found a few great tools. i’ve started to use ecto for blogging (when at home) thanks to fred @ megatokyo. i need to find a good personal finance program.. i guess i’ll buy quicken but want to see if there is something else? i’m happy the pbook comes with a “new user” version of quickbooks.. it doesn’t do all that i want, but it’s a big improvement over my previous er.. “method”. i also need to figure out how i want to do about email.. i’m a vm user and had been using various windows based applications the past few years because of too many sad and pathetic reasons. i use mutt a lot of the time as well… i’m currently using apple’s mail program and i don’t like it at all.. hmm.. i’ll explore what’s out there.

[ed 2mar05 1:22p too many words were missing.. hopefully it reads easier now /p]

flying baby steps…

just discovered flylady.net I hope that it helps… my apartment is a mess! and i feel so incredibly overwhelmed i have no idea at all where to begin…