I've gotten very lazy in the last few months: intellectually, physically, and in the realm of courage. I haven't really done anything death-defying since climbing that bluff many weeks ago. and I spend most of my waking hours on Facebook, having political discussions rather than pursue my dreams. or at least it seems that way. the fact that I have two clients to whom I'm still worth about $100/hour makes it easy for me to do this and get away with it, but I'm not utilizing that to make any progress on my debts or to pay my share of living expenses. in the last couple of weeks it's gotten to the point where I haven't even cooked my own meals, opting to eat out all the time. this is not sustainable.

so I made a little progress tonight, attempting to bake bread on the stovetop without even the setup I had when I wrote the linked article; just an enamel (which I incorrectly called "porcelain" in the article; maybe I'll fix that later) pot with no thermal ballast, and no inner bowl. I set the timer for 5 minutes, but had to turn the flame off after less than 4 minutes due to smoke rising from inside. I let the bread (rolls, really; 3 thin scone-shaped "loaves") continue hayboxing for about a half hour before checking doneness. they came out perfect except for a slight charring at the bottom. I wolfed down the first two and a half standing up, then poured a small glass of the Zinfandel I picked up at Ley on a 3-for-2 sale today, and ate the rest, with lots of butter, at the table.

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