Furlough

Furlough

I woke at 4 am, unable to sleep. I had a busy day ahead, trying to get everything done so I could catch a 5:50 PM bus to New York City. But I got everything done, and left it in the oven on warm. I just hope it was hot enough when they sat down to eat. And not overcooked. I haven’t heard a peep from the boat since I left for the jitney with a roll slathered in chutney. 

On the bus I read Peter Pan and thought about all our adventures so far and those yet to come. Bly is supposed to spend his day off with this crazy guy we met the day before. The guy has a Cape Dory Typhoon that he offered to take us sailing on, and Bly is taking him up on it. Rigby asked about what cheese he could use to make nachos, so I know how he’s spending his day off. (He also finally got a girl’s number, so who knows how else he’ll be spending his day.) And Harrison’s friends are staying over another night. I know what Eve’s doing. Workaholic. And Smith is watching the boat while Cap also takes a much-needed furlough. 

I got off on 39th and 3rd, quite near where I once lived and took the bus every day to Queens. The city air was remarkably warmer than in Greenport, and I walked with my West Marine jacket tucked under my arm. It felt good to be back. And I plan to stuff as much adventure into this 24 hours as is humanly possible.

Sunday’s Menu
Breakfast
I served by favorite bread pudding, with dates and cardamom, and then made smoothies with lavender, coconut, beet juice, yoghurt, mixed berries and bananas in them.
Lunch
Trying to economize yet again, I grilled up the leftover (free) sandwiches, and spent lunch time prepping for dinner.
Dinner
Stuffed eggplant (with leftover fried rice, tomatoes, feta and Asiago cheese)
Roasted cauliflower with gouda
Roast beef
Caramelized carrots
Potatoes
Parker house rolls and salad
Dessert
Brownies

*I am traveling computer-less, so I won’t be able to upload any photos. But I wasn’t on the boat for dinner, so I don’t have any shots of it anyway!