Another day when I was going to get work done and instead, went from one random task to another - none related to sewing. Oh, dear.
It's not that I didn't accomplish anything:
1) I spent the morning paying bills and moving papers around.
2) Called Belkin, to let them know that half the keys on their wonderful iPad Air 2 keyboard stopped working. I sent pictures, documentation, credit card bill, blah blah blah. And I sent them the keyboard and they will send me a new one, since it is still under warrranty.
Of course, I leave on Saturday to teach at Hudson River Valley Workshops and will be gone for more than a week, so the keyboard will arrive while I am gone.. Fortunately, I have an old Zagg keyboard that only has one key missing (@2) but it works, even without the piece on top.
3) I asked my housekeeper please not to vacuum my sewing room, since all the little bits of fabric clogged the hose of my central vacuum system. She can't stand not cleaning in here, so she has agreed to use the carpet sweeper instead. Victory!
I just replaced the system to the tune of more than you want to know. They built all these condos with central vacs, which are wonderful until they die of old age, as mine just did. This new one will outlast me, I am sorry to say.
4) Went to the nail salon to have the deadly crack in my thumbnail patched. I have never had nails until now (all those years of hands in soda ash and dyes). And now that I do have them, they need TLC.
5) Made a supermarket stop to buy mussels and yellow &red hot peppers so I could make this dish, which my housekeeper told me is delicious and sent me the recipe. I already had corn and cilantro and lime and onions and tomatoes, so I was almost there.
Our local Peruvian restaurant, which I just discovered, serves this as an appetizer and the recipe calls for 12 large mussels. But I made it as my main course and have enough mussels left over for another round tomorrow night. Serve cool: quick, easy, and just right for this hot weather.
I varied the proportions a bit - less onion, more tomato, cilantro instead of parsley, and regular limes. And if you don't have yellow and red hot peppers, I am sure that jalapenos will do.
On this note, I leave you with the recipe and I am going to bed.