I’ve always loved wordcount progress meters and charts. They’re such fun doohickeys, and when I was working writing contracts they’re how I kept myself on course.
Unfortunately the hard reality of ADD/bipolar/etc. means that I’ve never been able to keep up with using one for long. It gets forgotten, or I get caught up in something else, or the act of keeping track of my word counts becomes a stressor. Still, I do love them, so here’s a link: [update 2/6/2014: the link is dead, I’m afraid. If you know of any other pages collecting links to such things, leave a comment please].
Also, I recently put up (and forgot to mention) a new review: Jewish Holiday Feasts, by Louise Fiszer and Jeannette Ferrary. The food is wonderful, the information is interesting, and the recipes are fairly simple and easy. In short, good eats!
Speaking of good eats, we made the… mistake?… of going to the butcher’s this weekend. We got a couple of tenderloins for that Valentine’s Day dinner we didn’t have due to the long power outage, and made Steak Au Poivre with them from our old standby, the Steak Lover’s Cookbook. Mmmmm. We also got lamb for curry, which we made yesterday along with a lemon rice pudding.