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bake, redux

I accidentally forgot to feed my starter enough times in a row that it stopped being active and I gave up on it. It wanted so much flour! 2 cups a day! lord. There hasn't been flour in the grocery stores in ages.

I never got those sourdough pancakes. I made buttermilk ones last weekend instead.
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bake

On Twitter, everyone and their mother is posting pictures of sourdough bread they're baking. I didn't care until someone posted photos of sourdough pancakes & the recipe. That got my attention. So I launched a starter.

I am sick of caring for it already. I accidentally missed both feedings yesterday. This thing wants a lot of flour. These pancakes better be unworldly.
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:)

today my husband and I have been together for 10 years. that is a long time, but every moment has been worth it.
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4 am

Dave worked a double today. He woke up at 5 and didn't come home until midnight, so he was pretty wiped and went straight to bed. I missed him, so I went to bed too.

I have been staring at the ceiling for four goddamn hours. Ugh. At least work is sympathetic to my coming in at like 1 pm.

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OMG

JUST FOUND WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A BEDBUG IN THE BED

IT WAS ACTUALLY A PIECE OF CHOCOLATE

BUT THE HEART ATTACK IS REAL

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Time travel

I am in Beijing! I like China. This is my third trip and I am getting better at it. My first trip I was not prepared at all and so many things were needlessly harder than they should be.

(Example: Chinese restrooms are not typically in the habit of stocking toilet paper; you are frequently expected to bring your own. You can see how knowing in advance to bring many travel packs of Kleenex would make the trip more comfortable.)

Anyway, the trip is drawing to a close. I fly out of Beijing tomorrow (Saturday) at 530 pm and after 13.5 hours of flying I will land in Dallas at 5 pm, half an hour before I take off.

How's that for a mind bender.

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Ouch

A co-worker gave me a belated Christmas present of the stomach flu! Or something. My stomach has been cramping something outrageous for the last 24 hours. No fun!

Dave has been taking such good care of me :) ❤

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wed

A family member got married last week, so I took the excuse to stay down at the beach for a week. Or a week and change. My brother joined me for a few days but left to head back to Boston with my parents almost immediately. It's just me here (Dave is helping a friend with a cross-country move/road trip).

It's absolute bliss.

I am beholden to no one. I can eat what I please, when I please. I'm going for tons of lengthy walks along the beach. I brought dumbbells and have been doing basic workouts near daily. I brought some work and got a surprising amount done.

I wish I didn't have to go home.