Writing is today’s, and Toast was the prompt for Friday. I had an interesting couple of days last week with machinery going wrong, including my heating system. Not the right sort of weather for heating problems, but I’m beginning to think it was caused by a wifi glich, as I also had to restart the wifi, the phone is crackling, and the water people were mending something in the road just before that….
Just Jot It January is by Linda Hill (with help from her friends). You can jot something down for the prompt anywhere, any time, just post it on your blog before the end of the month (so it seems). You can read the full instructions here.
Writing on Toast – Jan 12th/14th
Instant thoughts …
I used to do a lot of writing. I could live in the worlds I wrote about, miles, centuries, lightyears from the space I was actually occupying, until I came up for air. Or a rest. Or because I’d finished a scene or chapter and wanted to think about what happened next.
And usually, I’d be hungry.
I was hungry NOW.
I believe it’s one of the main problems for people like me… overweight… that writing probably makes you fatter. Unless you have someone to keep you in line, eat at regular intervals, and eat healthy food, the temptation to microwave something, or put a slice of toast in the toaster… well, pretty much instant gratification.
And… I adore cheese on toast. I don’t just like it, I could live on it. Toasted sandwiches, and Marmite on toast, too.
At present I have trouble cutting and slicing, although I am managing to spread things on crackers. Marmite is easy to spread. Although I might buy sliced bread, I’d rather have something nicer.
Toasted muffins, now. Muffins are wonderful. Pop the whole thing in the toaster, bang it when it first comes out to help it split better, split, lash in the alternative butter (I use Pure Olive since we had the sunflower shortage), and add the topping. Cheese (Stilton or Wensleydale are best and easier to cut if left out on the cheese dish), or Marmite, or jam–I have some homemade Apple and Bramble to finish up. I’ve also been known to have scrambled egg on them on the rare occasions I eat an egg.