Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Munchies: Comfort Food

Well, I did it. I finished my book proposal and submitted it on time. It felt good hitting the “send” button. Now, all I can do is wait for the decision. Maybe a voodoo spell would help?

Needless to say, I’ve been pretty preoccupied the past two weeks – and at the moment, my brain aches something awful. Putting together a 50-page document on which my livelihood depends can do that, I guess.

After I reviewed the proposal for the last time and sent it on its merry way to northern California, all I could think about was the dinner that Dan had planned for his father’s birthday tonight: yummy meatballs, pesto lasagna, and garlic bread, with a bottle of Cabernet Franc from Chateau Chantal, a winery in northern Michigan. Mmm-mmm. Talk about comfort food. And as usual, Chef Danny’s delicious vittles were just what the doctor ordered. All I need now is a good night’s rest.

So, I apologize for being less than engaged in others’ blogs lately. Just rest assured that I miss all my online buddies – and hope that life is treating you all swimmingly.

15 comments:

Bane of Anubis said...

Sleep tight and good luck smashing the competition :)

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Bane. Consider it smashed! ;-)

A misinterpreted wave said...

I accept your apology and offer the same one to you. Good luck with the proposal - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Laura Martone said...

Phew. Glad to hear it, Chris - and thanks!

Becky said...

Yea! I bet you're so glad it's done! Now the HARD part... waiting... I hope you get it!!

Susan R. Mills said...

Okay, now I'm hungry! That looks so good, my mouth is watering. Congrats on finishing your proposal.

Natalie said...

Yum, lasagna. Glad you finished, and I hope waiting to hear back isn't too excruciating.

Laura Martone said...

You're right, Becky. Even though the proposal took a lot of work, it's the waiting that's hardest to face.

Thanks, Susan! And I'm glad, as always, that I could make you hungry. ;-) It was so yummy!

Yum indeed, Natalie. And thanks! I hope the same thing.

Strange Fiction said...

Congrats Laura! *fingers crossed* Can I come to dinner? Drat, that was yesterday wasn't it? :)

Stephanie Faris said...

Those meatballs definitely look yummy. Congrats on the proposal!

Martha W said...

Oh, how did Dan know Lasagna is my favorite? And why weren't we all invited? lol!

Congrats on finishing the proposal! Now go chill out with your hubby and just relax - we'll all be here once you're regenerated... :)

Smita Tewari said...

All of it appears yum! But will never get to sample it! Why are you so far away?

Laura Martone said...

That's okay, Deb. You're still welcome to come by... Dan's always cooking something yummy, and Italian food is naturally a favorite.

Thanks, Steph!

Sorry, Martha. If I'd only known... Thanks for the congrats, and the understanding. I'll be around more, starting tomorrow. I needed a day to decompress.

Sorry, Smita. But, hey, we travel around a lot - so maybe one day, Dan WILL be able to cook for you!

hope101 said...

Yikes! Fifty pages? And I thought synopses were bad enough. Good luck.

Oh, and sounds like that Dan's a keeper. I just hope there was a little salad and some veggies with that meal. It looks rich. :)

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Jan. The worst is over now - the proposal is done and polished. Now, the waiting has begun. And, yes, Dan is definitely a keeper... though many veggies remain elusive to him.