Seems that these days we’ve been digging in frozen places for things that give us warmth. This morning, for instance, it was the wood pile and the freezer. It took til noon before our fireplace was really throwing out some good heat. And by then, the frozen blocks from the freezer had all defrosted so we could make lunch—big loose sheets of pasta folded over a sweet/savory squash filling, with crisp bacon, and a shower of parmigiano. Now we’re finally warm, inside and out, dozing in our chairs when we should be writing. Oh well, it’s Friday. Be sure to cook something delicious for yourselves this weekend, dear friends.