Last night I made a successful indian meal comprised of creamy eggplant, a curry, raitia and curried beans with TJ's naan for seven people. I enjoyed having folks over and was really glad everyone liked the food. I think the trick to feeding larger groups of people is to have multiple dishes. If I wanted to just do a curry it wouldn't really be possible for that number of people because my pots aren't large enough. Multiple dishes save the day.
I ran/walked 5k today in 26 minutes. Not bad for getting back to running after a long break. I'm pleased.
My plan is to start swimming this week. I don't know why I have some anxiety about it, but I do. Swimming in lanes has always stressed me out a bit, so I shouldn't be surprised.
I kind of intend to do a "sprint" triathlon at some point next year, if I can find one close enough. There is one in September in Charolotte, but that's too soon because I haven't started working on swimming yet. We'll see how it goes though as I might get injured again.
I very much want to go to Jerry's Artarama right now and buy a bunch of art supplies. I want to make some jewelry out of seashells I collected with my folks back in May. My mum sent me some chains and clasps for the purpose. Now I just need a decent dremel bit and some acrylic spray and jewelry will be made. I also want to play with gold leaf. Hmph. Must. Resist. Spending. Money I Don't Have.
I think I saw a painted bunting
today. Its a bit far inland, but I think that's what it was. That makes me happy.