Did you know this ginger trick? That ginger will shed its peel without argument if you take a spoon to it?
Remember it. You’ll need it tomorrow.
Tonight I’m making soup. It’s late, Joey’s got a fever again after a week of health, and I’m making soup for a work party tomorrow. He’s sad and sick in the bedroom and I’m in the kitchen, sad for him, listening to the horrible folk show that plays on the public radio station on Saturday nights. I’m no enemy to folk, but this is really bad stuff. I think I’m trying to punish myself a bit, maybe so I can feel Joey’s pain. Or maybe I’m a little bit comforted by the horrible folk show for reasons that confound me. Who knows, but I’m having trouble turning it off. And the lighting in the kitchen seems to be getting dimmer and dimmer. I’ve just had a chopping injury, and so now I’m taking a break, typing with one hand. My Saturday is just a little bit funny, don’t you think?
I’m making a soup that I’ve been creating in my mind for a few days now. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow if it’s good, but make sure you have some ginger handy so you can be ready. And a spoon. And I guess, if you’re following my lead, a band aid.