The day skitters past her, shadowy and elusive. She reaches for it, but it slips and wriggles like salmon fighting upstream, always upstream of her, just out of reach. The shadows lengthen, the sky greying as the fireflies punch through the gloom with their tiny lanterns winking and winking. His face lights up in the flash of a match behind cupped hands, and the scent of smoke snakes across the shadows that lie between them, secretive like the way he used to talk to her back when they shared a bed, tangled up their limbs and lives. He was always a sharp breeze away from closing off, always one whisper away from telling her he loved her, and she imagined some nights after they'd finished having sex that he'd grabbed her hair in his fists and pulled her face to his and kissed her open mouth roughly instead of pushing her face and open mouth down, always open mouthed and sucking further down.
I made this in the crock pot for dinner tonight. I got the recipe from the Crockin’ Girls cookbook. If you like chicken, like simple recipes with only 4 ingredients and have a crock pot, this just may be the recipe for you. Here it is, in case anyone’s interested.
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 16 oz bottle of Russian dressing
1 can of whole cranberry sauce
1 packet of onion soup mix
Spray the bottom and sides of the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Layer the chicken in the pot. I cut my chicken up into smaller pieces before putting them in to save on cooking time, but that’s not necessary. In a separate bowl, mix together the other three ingredients. Then pour the mixture on top of the chicken. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Since my chicken was cut up into smaller pieces, it was done in under 3 hours on high. Serve with rice or egg noodles or couscous. Enjoy! (:
“[…]apologies are like oxygen masks on a hijacked plane. Forgive yourself before you EVER forgive the person sitting next to you.”
Post 9 of the 30 post music challenge. A song you can dance to. This song's so much fun. Watch the video. Smile. Repeat.
Post 8 of the 30 post music challenge. A song I know all the words to. In addition to knowing all the words to this song, I think this is one of the best covers ever. If you like the original by Elton John, chances are you'll like this version too.
Post 7 of the 30 post music challenge. A song that reminds me of an event. This song reminds me of an afternoon I spent fooling around at my sister's steel drum band practice. This is the song that I got to help play. (:
The oddest thing happened tonight. I was sitting at a traffic light windows rolled down waiting for the green. I hear this guy in the next car over. This is what he's saying: Hey! Hi! How you doing? What's going on? And I'm tuning him out. Not even turning his way. I figure he's on the phone with someone, but I didn't turn to look. Right about then the light turns green and I pull forward. As he's pulling forward, he yells, "I love you!" and I finally turn to look at him and I realize that, all this time, he's been talking to me. He yells, "I fucking love you!" and drives off. I laughed the whole way home. It was hilarious. I've never seen that guy before. I'll probably never see him again. Sure was funny, though. (: