Archives for: February 2004, 09
I had a nice nap yesterday afternoon - about two and a half hours, but I didn't sleep straight through. I've been at work since 1:30 this morning, and it's now 6:30. So far so good. I'm being as careful as I can be about my diet and exercising: lamb, spinach, and rice for dinner last night, and healthy snacks and food here at work (trail mix and blueberries). I'm drinking tea, so no cokes or anything else from the vending machines.
I can tell that I'm tired, though. I've been a little cold for the last couple hours, I'm not hungry at all, but if I were to eat anything my choice would be sugar, and my vocabulary has decreased in English and especially in French. The one call I took in French I barely understood much of what he said - he spoke in such technical terms that I wouldn't have understood it in English, let alone in French. I'm still sitting with someone else until I get my logons, so I'm learning quickly how to say things, how to ask things, and I'm learning and remembering lots of vocabulary.
We'll see how this night shift goes and how quickly I can get up to speed with the French technical terms.
Mike and I walked to the grocery store yesterday and he said that he'd buy a boneless leg of lamb if I would cook it. I don't turn down lamb, especially the good quality cuts! When we got back to the apartment building, I marinated it in black cherry juice, fresh garlic, and herbes de provence for about three hours. Popped it in the oven for about an hour, made some rice and spinach, and we had a wonderful meal. This is the second meal I've made for Mike, and he has raved both times. I hadn't ever tried to marinate lamb with this combination, so I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I even impressed myself. There are leftovers, too, which I'm very much looking forward to eating tonight!
Mike asked me if I would be his Valentine! We're definitely not 'just friends' or 'just neighbors'!
Three more hours until I can go home and go to sleep.