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I had this diary mostly written before yesterday’s incredibly depressing news out of TX and FL. I know that many of you, like me, have been inundated with reaction and analysis of the Zimmerman verdict and the actions of the misogynists in TX.  I thought about writing about the TX action, but frankly….. others have said it better, and I need a break before my week starts. So I’m going with my original diary, which is about my furkids and the upheaval of our lives over the past year. Please follow me below the squiggle for more.
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As seems to always be the case with me, I volunteered for today's diary having a totally different topic in mind to write about. I still intend to write about this topic, but it's a story I want to do right, and in order to do that, I will need to collaborate with a couple of other people involved in said story. There just wasn't time to do that today and do the tale justice. So I will have to find another weekend night to volunteer to write for TC!

I love to read. I really, really REALLY love to read. I seem to have a talent lately of picking up books that turn out to be part of a series. I then proceed to get totally sucked in, and.... the series runs out of books. Does this happen to you? How do you deal with the frustration without, you know, kicking kittens???? (I kid, I kid! I'd never kick kittens. But if Gabaldon or Rothfuss take four more years to write.... I digress....)

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It's been awhile since I've posted anything here. Not because I haven't had anything to say, but because picking my battles was a full time job. Time to commit (from the drama "real life" was dishing out) to being able to contribute something coherent? SO not available.

But! Life is calming down. Sort of. Okay, not really, but the really bad sh*t (as defined by me) is gone.

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The first thing I have to tell you about this dish (beyond that it's delish) is that it takes time. Not so much in hands on prep, but in forethought. It uses dry beans, so these require an overnight (six hour minimum) soak or a "quick soak" which takes about an hour and a half. In order for this dish to be authentic, you need a clay pot. Something I personally think EVERYONE should have, but that's just me.

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Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 07:00 PM PST

Top Comments: Distractions Edition

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