Happiness meme, caught from Joans23

1. Post about something that made you happy today, even if it’s just a small thing.
2. Do this everyday for eight days without fail.
3. Tag eight of your friends to do the same (Feel free to do it, but don’t feel obliged.)

Eight days? Can I find something that makes me happy every day for eight days? Well, I can find three today, so that’s a good start.

1. Tuskan Bean Soup. (In the style of Darth Vader.)

I tried making a Slimming World recipe soup for lunch – Tuscan Bean soup. Either the recipe meant 1.2 pints of water rather than the 1.2 litres it actually said, or some people really like their soups to taste of Dickensian gruel. This did not make me happy.

But the Beecroft is not so easily beaten by watery food products! So I stuck in a carton of passata, twice the amount of macaroni, a splash of Worcester sauce and a dollop of Peri-Peri sauce, changed the name – because it was now hot as a Tatooine desert – and presto! It was suddenly one of the best soups I’ve ever had, while still being fully Slimming World compliant. This did :)

Pah! You people who think slimming food has to be thin and tasteless, I defy you all!

2. Live daughter.

Eldest phoned to say she was safely on Kos and not dead in a plane crash/dead in a coach crash/dead in a boat sinking, as I had feared since she left (yesterday) for her first ever holiday away from the family/country, with nary a responsible adult on hand. She’s 18 now, and is supposed to be a responsible adult herself. Learning that she was not dead made me very happy.

3. Scrivener is silly.

When you plot with scrivener’s plotting cards, they make you give each card a title. They don’t give you much space for it, so if you want to see the whole thing, you have to keep it short. If you then click on the chapter heading, all of the titles of your cards come up, in a brief, laconic summary of the plot. This week’s chapter made me laugh:

  1. Radu makes a bad first impression
  2. Enter the vampires
  3. Radu has embarrassing parents
  4. Everything gets a bit dub-con
  5. Frank blames himself.

Possibly I have been reading too much fanfiction recently ;)


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