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It snowed today, something I did not expect after a prior warm day. The weather’s been wonky for a couple weeks now. Lots of rain. Enough rain that it’s flooding down in Mobile (350 mi or 560 km away). All the water has to go somewhere. Turns out it wants to go to the beach as bad as I do.

So my garden plans and exercise routine have been derailed. I’ve taken to other pursuits to keep my mind occupied. I’m going to figure out how to make a torte with lady finger cookies. My plan is to use mascarpone instead of cream cheese. I also plan on making the lady fingers from scratch instead of buying them.

Because of the lack of exercise, I haven’t been writing as much. It’s hard for me to keep a good mood. I neglected to talk with my doctor about this yesterday.

Still, all is not bad news. I am going to have a plethora of tomatoes this year if/when the garden dries out and thaws. There will be enough for salsa, pasta, and sandwiches. At some point I’m going to figure out more uses for them. I like fresh tomatoes.

I’ve also been working on perfecting a vegan pasta sauce. Right now bell peppers and mushrooms add volume to the sauce. There’s no need for me to add meat to it, which is nice. At some point I will debate trying to add spice to it. This might change depending upon my mood.

I can’t wait for the weather to dry out a little so I can go walking again. Maybe my writing will pick back up when my mood improves. It just sucks depending on the weather to change so I can do stuff for my mental health.