Well, it’s Saturday morning. Yesterday, I did my weekly food shopping at Sure Save in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh’s “Little Italy.” I bought packages of turkey, a green pepper, a hunk of cheese, a couple of packages of lunch meat and a package of tomatoes. That’s what I’ll eat off of the coming week. This morning I just put the turkey parts in the crock pot. What a wonderful invention the crock pot. Put whatever in the pot, add a little water and your seasoning and forget about it. Years ago, I use to work night stocking for Giant Eagle, a supermarket. Before leaving for work at 10:00 pm I’d throw a roast and potatoes with onions and green peppers in the pot and turned the pot on low. When I came back home at 8:00 am dinner was ready.
Be sure to check out the flash fiction story “The Cathedral Of Learning” on this blog. For much of his adult life Raymond Carver was an alcoholic. He wrote several stories about alcoholism. Since he’s one of my writing heroes I was inspired to write my own story about alcoholism. I certainly enjoy beer. The story “The Cathedral Of Learning” is my artistic projection of a man’s struggle to take back control of his life.
The agenda for today is: put a suit, tie and couple of shirts in the cleaners to wear to my job interview on Wednesday with a local university’s Human Resource Department, read the handouts I got from computer school on MS Office Excel 2007 and go over the book on Word 2007 (I’ll be tested on these two programs at the interview), do laundry, run the sweeper, balance my check book and do some more blogging.