There’s still a bit to do, but the hard work is finished. This next shot is from Saturday after I finished putting up the new moulding in the laundry room.


Sunday morning I had me one of my made-up breakfasts . . . a new one. We had gone to Safeway (for them foreign types, it’s a supermarket) and a roll of polenta caught my eye. Hurt like hell too! Ever had polenta in the eye? Even cold, it smarts.

Right; I bought the roll, and . . .


That one ring was too thin and it broke. I had planned on two fried eggs but would end up with only one. Heated the polenta up in olive oil . . .


. . . both sides, and added the eggs.

Wait . . . before I continue, the music I’m listening to:

It doesn’t go with the food, but it does go with me unwinding. Anyway, I added the eggs.


As the egg white cooked, I added some precooked bacon (trimmed the fat), shredded mozzarella, and seasoned to taste (salt and pepper).


When enough of the white had cooked, I broke up the polenta (except the one with the egg in it), and mixed and flipped it to get everything cooked.


And, voilá – breakfast.


After breakfast, I set about finishing the laundry room and putting everything back.

I had caulked the moulding the previous evening, so I put a coat of paint on it. we then put down a runner so that the washing machine and dryer would not sit on the tile itself, and carefully moved them back, hooking everything up so we could finally do laundry.


I still have to put the sink back, but we wanted to give it some thought. Perhaps we’ll get a new one. I also want to put up some plexiglass on the wall to guard against splashes. We don’t use the sink much, so it can wait a few days.

Meanwhile, I played around with some random photos. I prepped a few photos for submission to Monochrome Madness and these were some of the rejects.

First up, a tree from a wintery day at Garden of the Gods.


Then I looked at hawks . . . this next shot was one of two I was looking at, and I picked the other one for MM. I don’t want to waste this one, so here it is.

Northern Goshawk,

I liked how that looked, so I wondered if other birds might look as good in B&W.



Yes, I like how the color photos look, but you know what? These don’t look half bad.

Oh, I also wrote a 250 words flash fiction for a monthly contest, but I can’t use it until the judging is over. I was very pleased with my quick entry and can’t wait to share it . . . but will.

Anyway, this is how I unwind.

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17 Responses to Unwinding

  1. Nice laundry, love that egg dish!!! (must try), great photos :)


  2. Eddy Winko says:

    Sterling work, if you fancy a trip to Poland I have plenty you could help out on :)


    • disperser says:

      My sister just asked what my rates are:

      $300 per hour plus travel, lodging, materials, and 30% bonus. My assistant (for food, drinks, and the occasional ‘hold this a moment’) is only $150/hour plus travel and lodging. Her contract does not specify a bonus, but it’s expected.


  3. colonialist says:

    Talk about varied talents! May the flash result be as good as the others seem!


  4. Beautiful job on your laundry. I wish I (or my husband) was handy. But we’re not. :-). Love the black and whites.


    • disperser says:

      Thanks. Never done it before, but lots of videos on the Internet explaining each step. Overall, not overly difficult, but it is a small area.

      And yeah, I too like how the B&W turned out. Thanks


  5. sandra getgood says:

    Nice laundry room! And I love the hawk…. perfect picture!


    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Sandy . . . I already have job offers from around the world.

      As for the hawk, yes, it turned out well. I have a slightly softer version I’ll submit to Monochrome Madness, and once it goes up I’ll also post it here. Same for the Tree Swallow.


  6. oneowner says:

    The hawk shot is an amazing photo. Take my word for it.
    BTW, if you trim the fat off of bacon, what’s left?


    • disperser says:

      The picture shows it . . . the good stuff. Realize, this is pre-cooked bacon.

      Plus, I’m getting birds and small critters addicted to bacon fat.


  7. Beautiful bird photos! Wow! :-) I love the little bird looking into the camera! :-)
    Your laundry room looks great, Emilio! You are a very handy handyman! :-)
    Polenta in the eye?!?!?! :o Yikes! Be more careful next time! ;-) :-D
    Your yummy breakfast creation looks beyond Food Network worthy! :-) Now I’m hungry! :-P
    HUGS and Happy Moan-Day!!! :-)


  8. Oh…the music is always a welcome touch! :-)

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  9. AnnMarie says:

    I’ll have to ask mother to cook up a batch for me soon! Looks delicious!

    That hawk shot is beyond fabulous, but I can’t think of the word now.


    • disperser says:

      I bought another roll . . . somewhat easier to keep around and cook on a whim.

      There is an easy way to cook it in the Microwave. We’ve done that before as well. No mess, and just as good.


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