I imagined my campers would return ravenous and spent my Sunday morning making lasagna. Feeling much like Sophia Loren, I put on a Verdi record and sang along. For two hours my meat sauce simmered as I set about making the pasta sheets. I grated parmesan into my white sauce, assembled the layers in my favourite dish and delicately sliced mozzarella to make a criss-cross lattice decoration over the top. Terribly pleased with the beautiful result, I set it in my oven to bake just as the car pulled up outside.

There they were, rumpled and scruffy. Camping paraphernalia was carried in, the dogs were allowed to do their mad dash of welcome, get their ears fondled and were given bones brought home from the campfire supper. β€œYou guys must be hungry” I said, but they looked at each other with sheepish grins. It turned out they had spotted a very inviting little bakery en route home …

And so the weekend is behind us and I must face the folly of my sloth. My project deadline means I must set myself the aim of editing at least 60 pages per day for the next week. I will try to visit my blog friends during my coffee breaks, but please forgive me if I am a bit scarce.


19 Comments Add yours

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    Business first. Always. But sounds like you had a peaceful weekend … and this post reflects that peace in the way it is paced and the language used. Thank you! Enjoyed much … Have been thinking of doing a lasgna with a white sauce for a change … a bit of nutmeg. Yum!

    Have a good week. No stress!!?? πŸ™‚

  2. adeeyoyo says:

    I sympathise with you, Cindy. I am the world’s worst procrastinator and always have been. School exam time saw me in just the position you’re in now, lol! I think it was born in me and, no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to overcome it.

  3. lasagne can be even better the next day

  4. slpmartin says:

    Sounds like you’ve got quite a bit of editing to do over the next week…we will of course miss you…but as Jamie notes…business first. Here’s hoping it all goes as planned.

  5. deepercolors says:

    Save some for me. I’ll take it. πŸ™‚

  6. souldipper says:

    Don’t fall in love with any conjunctions.

  7. Leon says:

    60 pages?! Good luck!

  8. Tandy says:

    one breath at a time!

  9. Supa says:

    Good luck with the editing, I could eat some lasagna right now!

  10. Rosemary says:

    I wish I had been there for the lasagna, bakery or not – I would have made a pig of myself! Have a good week, and good luck with the editing!

  11. leigh says:

    Onwards – and upwards πŸ™‚

  12. nrhatch says:

    Good Luck! Hopefully, the writing is already flowing smoothly across the pages and just needs a quick nip and a tuck.

  13. Naomi says:

    Ooh that lasagne looks DELICIOUS…which it no doubt was whenever it got eaten! And the nasturtiums are delightful…nature’s antibiotic πŸ™‚ All strength for your project, Cindy!

  14. gospelwriter says:

    It’s amazing what one can do when one knows one has to do it. (Please don’t edit that sentence! πŸ™‚ ) I wish you godspeed in the task you have set yourself.

  15. Tokeloshe says:

    A-h! It looks delicious πŸ˜‰
    My favorite comfort food.

  16. buttercup600 says:

    I send you love and take care of yourself, I know you’re not feeling good either. Much love dear one xxxx

  17. I can no longer read this blog. The pictures, and descriptions of the food is just too much for me to handle.

  18. Ah, the wanderers return, and just when you were beginning to feel like Sophia Loren.

    I have absolutely no doubt they thoroughly enjoyed their lasagne.

  19. Lyndatjie says:

    That is a lot of pages to get through each day… shame man! If I was living close I would bring over some choclates and wine and talk about all the work you have to still do…. *giggle*

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