I have 54 products left, so that means 27 each day. And every single one requires 7 to 9 columns of copy created in a spreadsheet. I first have to study the product. Most of the copy blocks are just features, such as Opens any size can or 6-inch stainless-steel blade. But each item needs a long description, several sentences of inviting marketing copy, again created in spreadsheet format--which can feel [far] trickier and confining than composing copy on a blank page.
- Steam a bunch of asparagus bought at Mac's Market & Kitchen on the Cape. Drizzle two platters of it with fresh lemon juice. Leave one like that for Fig and shower the other with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano.
- Eat lunch [shrimp, avocado, steamed asparagus].
- Have a snack [my delicious smoothie from Juice Culture that I didn't finish at breakfast].
- Start a load of Cape Cod laundry.
- Load and run the dishwasher.
- Schedule hair color and brow tint [a first] for Friday. So.much.gray.
- Water some plants outside.
- Refill my tall cup of ice water several times.
- Stretch out on the couch for 15 minutes to read this past weekend's "Modern Love" essay on NYtimes.com--and catch up on Roseanne's very unfortunate, very unfair, just plain ugly racist comment.
- Talk to our sitter/friend, Elaine, when she got Punchy after school, as she does every Tuesday.
- Talk to Figgy when she came back from campus and before she disappeared upstairs to study chemistry.
- Check Instagram, email and blogs.
- Have another snack [too much snacking].
- Put frozen wild-caught, lightly breaded fish squares in toaster oven and tell Dan to steam corn on the cob to have with dinner.
- Eat dinner.
- Give Punchy her evening medicine [melatonin and another] with ice water.
- Give Sug a brief walk.
- Pay the mortgage online.
- Sign up online to bring watermelon to Punchy's school field day on Friday.
Sigh, takin' care of business, every day.
At 9:20 p.m., I drove to Whole Foods to get roasted cashews. I also got organic PB; bananas; unsweetened almond milk for Fig; veg sausages; 2 bunches local asparagus; half-pint heavy cream; almond crackers; horseradish Cheddar dip [a very snacky mistake! but tasty]; cinnamon graham crackers and little packs of Late July brand Cheddar PB sandwiches for Punchy and others; 3 bagels for others; cream cheese for bagels for others; grass-fed burgers; teriyaki beef kabobs; coffee-rubbed pork chops; energy bars with 5 ingredients; Jarlsberg and Cabot slices to top burgers; and a little round of Purple Haze lavender goat cheese from a California creamery--very expensive, an indulgence for myself. I tucked it away in the bottom crisper drawer. I think I like the name and the pretty label as much as anything else about this cheese.
|The small Cypress Grove round wss pricey; $7.99.|
But I'm not buying luxe chocolate, cookies, pastries
or ice cream now.