Another Quiet and Uneventful Day

I like days like this, I really do. Living here in Sri Lanka with Fahim has been so relaxing, so peaceful, so wonderful. I’m so glad I’m here. It’s funny, you know, but it feels like this is home – it has since the moment I arrived. This is where I belong now. I love it here.

Lunch today was another beef marinated dish.

Marinated Beef with Tomatoes

Mix together:

1/4 cup vinegar

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 tablespoon dried pepper flakes

1 teaspoon pepper

beef, enough for 2 meals for 2 people

And let marinate for a day or two. Then on the day it’s cooked:

Toss the above into frying pan. Cook.


2 tomatoes

4 onion shoots, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

And cook until done

And it’s served with vegetable curry and pink rice.

Today, I also did some more work on the FAQs for Laurie and Fahim, and it’s looking good. I am, of course, willing to expand on the FAQ section as I get more questions from the general public, you. It made sense to me to do a FAQ since I have the same questions coming at me from several different directions. It seemed the easier thing to do.

Fahim was expected home for lunch at 2 pm today, but he was late. And I promised a correction on his prayer times. Perhaps in a few minutes?

Back to Fahim being late. He finally got home at 3 pm and he tells me that yes, he went to mosque, then went straight to work to finish working on an article for the newspaper that had to be in today, and there were problems with layout or something, so he had to go back to work and make sure it got done, but when he came home at 3, he didn’t have to go back to work. Yay!!! Leaving work early is always a good thing. Don’t’cha think?

So here he sits, at my left, programming away. Or playing with programs. Or doing something, anyway, on his all-important laptop. As he watches a Tamil movie. That I don’t understand at all. I guess I’ll have to learn Tamil, too, unless I want to read the Sinhalese subtitles at the bottom of the screen.

Funny, I always wanted to marry a foreigner who spoke another language. Be careful what you wish for. I got it in spades. Pick a language with this guy. Which one do you want him to speak today?

Another ice cream vehicle is prowling our neighborhood today, but this time, instead of a backwards mounted bicycle, it’s a modified trishaw.

And now I’m going to go work on some more plotting. The book in a month starts next week Wednesday.

Author: LMAshton

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