THE ANATOMY OF SANDWICHES

 

A mundane sandwich is not worthwhile. Like life, bread should be respected and savoured; layers of filling should be carefully selected, with due attention given to each element.

My life is a Dagwood sandwich at the moment; work is plentiful, although with very tight time constraints creating a spicy undercurrent of the mildest panic. The cheese, of course, is the reward of completing a job well done; the very affirmation of self at the end of it all.

I typed the above as a preamble to the post I wanted to blog today.

And then I checked my emails and found today’s horoscope.

Hi Cindy-Ann! Here is your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, March 24

You’re moving along at a great pace without any real awareness of how you’re doing it – which is how it should be. Save the self-awareness for some other time, as you are really in the flow now.

Uncanny, really … but best I not linger too long.

Take another big bite and get on with it, Cindy.

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71 Comments Add yours

  1. souldipper says:

    I love your range, Cindy!

  2. Just make sure you chew properly 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      A glass of wine at the end of the day helps to wash everything down 🙂

  3. Tandy says:

    wishing you only abundance!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, same to you 🙂

  4. wonderful when life gets into the groove 😉 enjoy it all

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, just have to keep my head down.

  5. Nzwaa says:

    That’s a yummy looking sandwich right there.

    1. theonlycin says:

      In this here tummy is now very full ;p

  6. u do enjoy torturing me. to yummy to look at.

  7. I shall be meditating on life as metaphorical sandwich all day 🙂 And I now Maddie’s jam sandwiches seem a little dull….must google for some adventurous children’s packed lunch sanwiches….

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thought all children in England had lunch supplied by the schools?

      1. It’s supplied at a price: my kids prefer a hot meal in the evening.

      2. theonlycin says:

        I watched a Jamie Oliver programme, where he tried to better the school lunches … I’d probably also prefer to eat at home 🙂

      3. theonlycin says:

        Thanks, Nancy, sure many peeps will find that useful 🙂

  8. leigh says:

    Love it 🙂

  9. yadayadafishpaste says:

    Working by (or for) yourself, I find, is a different kind of discipline. That poetic sandwich does sound divine though; don’t blame you for being distracted by it. I would be too! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m beyond fatigued at the moment, an edible pick-me-up helps 🙂

  10. I do love a good sandwich. When I retire, I want to open a gourmet sandwich shop.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I know, and you will do it 🙂

  11. I think moms need to think about that when they make lunch for their kids. I hated my sandwiches at school. They always had a spread….just…. And I had made them. I longed for exciting fillings. But that cost money, and we didn’t always have much. I even remember making a sandwich with butter and sugar. How shocking is that?? Haha. I was proud that day.
    Enjoy your day!!!
    Xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Funny, I had nice school lunch boxes, but I was so envious of a girl who always brought Provita and cheese … seemed very exotic to me 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you for your visit 🙂

  12. adeeyoyo says:

    Love this bit, ‘… a spicy undercurrent of the mildest panic..’ how well I know that feeling! I’m into rolls at the moment, but how do you get them to keep fresh for a couple of days??? 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Keep them in a Tupperware dish and crisp them up in the oven before eating?

  13. nursemyra says:

    I love a good curried egg and arugula sandwich

    1. theonlycin says:

      Ah, had to Google arugula, over here we call it rocket 🙂

      1. Pseu says:

        so do we…. I wondered what that was myself!

      2. theonlycin says:

        I thought Arugula was an island … oh, that’s Aruba!

  14. bandsmoke says:

    What a delish combo – is it a “dark” bread for lack of a better word to use? I like the additional depth the darker loaves provide. Great post yesterday as well which I missed reading until now, similar thoughts I see and apologies for same adjectives used – no pinching, you have my word. Best of luck with the work load 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Nevermind, there is often a collective creative thought process at work in the cosmos.
      The bread is a dark flour olive ciabatta that we get from our local bakery.

  15. SuziCate says:

    Fabulous analogy. And was it at least a really good delicious bite you took before getting on with it?!

  16. Tammy McLeod says:

    love your sandwich and your horoscope. I’m with Myra in terms of curried egg and arugula.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Not too crazy about egg on a sarmie myself 😉

  17. I like the preamble. Cool. And the sandwich. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope your weekend is wonderful, Carol.

  18. linda says:

    So thats my problem I keep eating simple plain sandwiches!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Simple doesn’t always translate to mundane 😀

  19. slpmartin says:

    Must agree the preamble was perfect.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Nighty night and thanks, Charlie 🙂

  20. Wonderful! I have always felt that a good sandwich, well stacked is among the most delectable and satisfying of meals! It reminds me of my Dad: He could put together a sandwich like no one else could! Even from the most ordinary and mundane filling choices, his sandwiches always looked and tasted perfect. My Mom and I figured that he had some magic dust on his hands, though, because we would follow along behind him on the sandwich line, and do PRECISELY the same thing he did, and our sandwiches NEVER looked or tasted the same (we always took a bite of his!)

    Thanks for the reminder. Maybe I’ll have a sandwich for lunch! 😀

  21. Pseu says:

    Not a great sandwich fan myself: certainly not ones made in the morning ready for lunch time. (Reminds me too much of morning sickness….)

    I make fresh seeded bread most days, so there’s bread ready for Cyclo… but I prefer something hot if I can take leftovers and mike them that suits me!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Every day? Lucky Cyclo 🙂

      1. Pseu says:

        Thank goodness for bread makers.

      2. theonlycin says:

        Thinking of investing in one 🙂

  22. nrhatch says:

    Love the horoscope ~ nothing like being in the flow!

    We had a delish grilled cheese sandwich today ~ with chips, fruit, and pickle.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sounds healthy and delicious 🙂

  23. bluebee says:

    I like the notion of the added cheese as a reward 🙂 So envious of that delicious black bread – had to give up bread (well, the decent, delicious kind) a while ago. Sob!

  24. nrhatch says:

    A quote you might like:

    “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

    1. theonlycin says:

      Clever lady, she was 🙂

  25. libraryscene says:

    rocket…now I get why one brand calls it ‘rocket arugula’, here I thought they were trying to entice,;)

    Great segue..you’re such a wonderful writer/blogger!

  26. What wonderful rewards you are going to reap!
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, if I survive the stress 🙂

  27. Ahh yes, your in your vortex girl…., keep on a flowin’ 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Vortex, exactly 😀

  28. Wine helps stress – ALOT. 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Wine is the daily light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

  29. Jamie Dedes says:

    Nothing like good bread. Still working on gluten-free versions that are as satisfying as wheat. A challenge – Drooling here. Your sandwhich looks wonderful! Yum!

  30. Tokeloshe says:

    Great post and photo!

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