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It's the year I will be 30!

Happy new year, everyone! I spent last night being very boring - watching telly, eating popcorn, and ranting every time someone flicked to RTE One and my ancient enemy, Gay Byrne, appeared on the screen. I'm counting wednesday night's swanky party as my 2005 welcoming celebrations, anyway. And so, fresh and un-hungover, I plan to spend the first day of 2005 doing the following things:

1. Going for a walk in the rolling hills of the local park. Seriously, I haven't gone for a proper walk in over a week now. I've either been lolling about at home or being driven to someone else's house, where I have lolled about some more. Yesterday I walked to the supermarket (about five minutes away), which was the most exercise I'd had since Christmas Eve. Pathetic.

2. Watch the Coronation Street omnibus. What? I haven't seen it since Tracey and Karen's Christmas day battle on the roof of Underworld!

3. Make more SOUP. Yesterday, I made a cream of vegetable soup for the first time and it was the most gorgeous thing ever. I have decided that this year, I shall make lots and lots of soup. The only soupable veggies I have left are some leeks and a big bag of potatoes, so I think you can guess what today's concoction will be. Yum!

4. Be a ministering angel to my poor overworked boyfriend, who is languishing under the weight of all the assignments his evil plinky-plonks lecturers have given him. He's practically babbling about Charles Ives in his sleep, the poor thing.

5. Read lots of cheesey books (if only the Mercedes Lackey books I ordered from Amazon would arrive!)

Not a bad way to spend the first day of THE YEAR I WILL BE 30 (yikes), really.

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anglaisepaon
Jan. 1st, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever had cream of vegetable soup before. Sounds good.

Happy 2005! I hope it's a good one!
stellanova
Jan. 1st, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
Same to you! And, the soup was very, very easy - I just shoved a couple of carrots, a parsnip, a leek and a few potatoes into a saucepan full of veg stock and let it simmer for an hour, then mashed it in the blender, returned it to its pot, added a dash of cream, stirred it around and let it heat up again. And voila! Most gorgeous soup ever.

Also, having made a large (by my finances) donation to Oxfam today, I shall have to live on it for the next week or two...
blue_monday
Jan. 1st, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
The soup sounds delicious. I made a very nice lentil soup with ham yesterday. It's soup weather here, really, what with todays rain/sleet/hail as well as the thunder and lightning.
borrowedwings
Jan. 1st, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
I love your Lane icon. =)
stellanova
Jan. 2nd, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
Hee, I made it ages ago but hadn't used it. I decided to put it into action when I retired the santa hat ones!
jinxremoving
Jan. 1st, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
oh, god, you are so constructive! my day has consisted of getting up some time after 5pm, vomiting, using the internet, and eating cheese on toast. i could maybe still go out and associate with human beings ... but perhaps everything is shut anyway.
biascut
Jan. 2nd, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
Happy new year!

My dad has a soup obsession at the moment, the fruits of which we're all enjoying. I recommend Delia's parsnip soup (no, really), the lentil and bacon soup and the Chinese mushroom soup. Mmm!
stellanova
Jan. 2nd, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
Oooh, I like the sound of all of those soups. I don't like parsnip normally, but Patrick's dad made a great vegetable soup last week which featured parsnips, so I decided to chuck one in mine. Where did your dad get all the recipes?

And happy new year to you, too!
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