You have to be impressed by the ability of the body to heal itself. I cut myself two weeks ago. It was one of those cuts that leaves a great big hole, but I closed it up with climbing tape, and it just grew back together like it was nothing. Wednesday night it seemed completely plausible that I might be dying, but today here I am, practically all better.

3 I even made dinner last night. You can make this too, some time when you need something quick and easy but reasonably healthy.

Cook some pasta (this is “Neptune’s Favorite.” a really pretty multicolored and many-shaped mixture from the local health food store). Meanwhile, make a packet of Knorr’s Four Cheese Sauce. And while those things are cooking, you can take your Food Chopper and chop up your leftover Easter ham and some vegetables. We have green onions and broccoli, here, but tomatoes and carrots would be good, too, and onions, and peas, and what the heck, jicama and turnips, too. Whatever you have handy.

Mix it all together and put it into your casserole dish. Grate some good Parmesan cheese over the top and bake it for 20 minutes. Serve it with salad from a bag, and you will have dinner on the table even if you are not feeling your best.

3 I wasn’t up to finding a good zombie knitting project for the car. Fortunately, I remembered that I already had one: this aggressively pink prayer shawl which has been sitting around for months waiting for me to get to it.

I’ve written about the Prayer Shawl Ministry before, but you can click on the name if you want more information.

I am also taking along a ball of Sugar’n’Cream and the instructions for that old-fashioned discloth made point to point. The divine Mrs. M gave me the directions for it a year ago and I have never gotten around to making one. Maybe this time I will.

I finished The Science of Discworld (earth science) and reread The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (human beings), and got a start on The Science of Discworld III: Darwin’s Watch (evolution). Nothing new, but what a great way to retell it! I guess when we read fiction we don’t insist that there be something new every time.

I am also taking along a couple of mysteries by Cathy Pickens. My husband has already announced tht he is going to have #2 son do quite a bit of the driving on this weekend’s road trip, so I think I will sit in the back, with my books and my knitting, and pretend I am not in a car at all.

I am very glad that I don’t have to do the driving, of course. However, that also means that we are not leaving until noon. I like to leave around 6:00 a.m., so that I don’t have much time for anticipatory anxiety. (If you are confused, you could read the stuff in the “agoraphobia” tag over there on the left.)

However, I slept well last night, a rare feat when I know I have to be on freeways the next day, and the ladies of my church are praying for me to have a peaceful journey.

I’m looking forward to it.

I may or may not be able to get to a computer while I am away, so I will wish you all a pleasant weekend right now!