Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Australian Open starts on Monday

This illustrates the reason that a lot of people my age stay inside this time of year. After it rained yesterday, it got cold enough to change the water on the sidewalks to treachery. This was Oxford Avenue on the way to the drugstore to get cold medications late this afternoon. This sort of weather makes one yearn for comfort food. I've made soup three of the last four days and it seems to disappear without a trace. I think I may make another batch tomorrow. If I had a recipe for it I'd post it in the recipe blog, but every time I make it it's different - the common elements, however, are olive oil, vegetable broth, onions, diced tomatoes, soy sauce, and mild yellow curry spice. Usually cumin. Often mushrooms.

I did manage to navigate the sidewalks to the drugstore and back, but that has been the extent of my exercise today. I guess it was meant to be a rest day after three days of tennis and that rare session of curling at the Frogtown Curling Club on Tuesday.

The sky just before sundown doesn't give anyone much cheer. This is what 12ยบ looks like today.

I guess I'll watch some football like most of the rest of the nation today.

Monday will be the first day of the main draw for the Australian Open.  To my wonderment, Serena is seeded third.  Behind the two screamers.  Maria and Vika.  I am predicting a Serena win and maybe another Serena Slam.  I'd like to see the Scotsman, Andy Murray, win on the men's side.  Or a blancmange.


Retired Professor said...

Ice is downright dangerous. That sidewalk looks like you could almost skate to the drugstore.

Soup sounds good, though I spice mine differently. Cumin sounds good, though I usually only put that in lentil soup. I couldn't find vegie broth at the grocery store today, so no soup here this week.

Gino said...

If Serena is seeded third behind two other screamers that only means the top three seeds are screamers.

Serena is among the players I will not watch because she cheats by screaming when she hits the ball.