It’s no secret that Gigi and I love pasta salad, and today, that came through for us.
I drove through the dreary weather to Mass at St. Michael’s even though I had a distinct feeling this morning of not wanting to attend. But humans are creatures of habit, and once we’re programmed one way, breaking that programming can be difficult.
So I went.
I wasn’t planning on staying for the post-Mass feast, as I haven’t stayed for fellowship for a few weeks now, but I somehow ended up doing so.
Two different people had made pasta salad, including my friend Will. He declared that it wasn’t homemade while some of the other parishioners told him that one should never admit that one’s food isn’t homemade.
Then, as he and Dray were leaving, he offered up the pasta salad to me…all because he didn’t want to take it home.
So, I gladly accepted, and I brought the pasta salad home while bidding my fellow Episcopalians good-bye.
When I arrived home, I started to pop the pasta salad into the fridge…
…and noticed the light was out.
Then I realized: the power was out.
Gigi told me that she had reported the power outage and was told that it woudl be back on between noon and 3:30.
This was at 12:30.
Well, at 4:30, the power still wasn’t on, and it finally came back around 5:30 or so.
In the meantime, we feasted on Will’s pasta salad which was totally delish. Too bad there wasn’t more of it! (The bowl is enormous.)
Gigi’s not been feeling well lately, so she wasn’t sure if she could eat it, but she managed to get a bowl down, woohoo!
Also, I normally drink water, lots and lots of water, and then today, my water bottle was almost empty. Our water system requires electricity since we have a pump, so I couldn’t get any fresh water all the time the power was out. Instead, I drank sodas, nasty Ginger Ale sodas called “Southern Spice” that taste like someone melted a stale gingersnap into a bottle. Oh, woe is me! I’m so happy to drink my sweet, sweet water again.
Also, look forward to my review on the off-brand Cheerios tomorrow and how they’re vastly superior to regular Honey Nut Cheerios.
Get your nosh on!