Tuesday, April 19, 2022

When Eight is Three: Word Counters


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 Counting my words again. 

Today my fellow Word Counters and I are sharing our monthly group post. Each month one group member picks  a number between 12 and 50. All participating bloggers are then challenged to write something (or a few somethings, as the case may be) using that exact number of words. Today we all share what we came up with. 

This month's number is 17It was chosen by Mimi of Messymimi's Meanderings. 
As I've been doing in these Word Counters posts, I've chosen a theme and am using my word count multiple times in keeping with the theme. Last month I talked about what happens when I sleep. This month, I'm sharing a bit about what happens when I don't {{sigh}}.

~ I write a monthly post called Fly on the Wall in which I share humorous life tidbits.
~ It's one of my most popular posts, an opportunity to laugh at our conversations, situations and interactions.
~ Sometimes, though, circumstances that might be funny spread out, are less funny when stuffed into one day. 

~ It started with(out) glasses. Woke, saw it was 8:40, went downstairs, seems that 8 was a 3.

~ Back up to bed, but once up I couldn't fall back asleep, head full of chores, recipes . . .

Italian Sub Pizza, the best of both worlds all in one. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dinner

Italian Sub Pizza

~ I'll try the old "read yourself to sleep." Nope, Kindle battery dead, iPad back downstairs, cell charging . . .
~ Hours of checking the clock, not sure whether to believe what I see, and my glasses? Downstairs. 

~ The day went as expected when sleep deprived. Laundry without detergent, over watered plants, walking into walls . . .

~ And damn, my turn to cook dinner (it always is). Those middle of the night recipes? Forgotten.

~ Note to self: new plan, no getting out of bed until the sun is blinding my eyes. 

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Italian Sub Pizza       

Printable Recipe

12 inch pizza crust
1/3 cup marinara sauce
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup provolone, chopped
1/4 cup black forest ham, chopped
1/4 cup pepperoni, chopped
1/4 cup salami, chopped
1/4 of an onion, sliced
1 dill pickle, sliced
1/4 cup pepperoncini, sliced (can use banana peppers)
1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
2 TBSP grated parmesan

*Grease a pizza pan. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
*Spread the sauce over the crust, leaving a 1/2 inch edge. 
*Sprinkle with the mozzarella and provolone cheeses, followed by the meats, then the onion, pickle slices, banana peppers, and finally the black olives. Sprinkle with the parmesan.
*Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for about 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the crust has browned.


  1. I can't even tell you how good that looks! /Carol C

  2. I'm not huge on pizza, BUT this looks A-mazing. I've been wanting to try a homemade pizza from scratch and this is it.

  3. I'm definitely with the 'sun blinding the eyes' time of arising!
    I know it was a tough day for you, but it sure makes for good story-telling afterward...

    1. Hoping not to have too many of these types of stories to tell in the future.

  4. Waking up at 3am and not being able to get to sleep is the worst. I think you will have a lot of sympathetic readers with you on that one. And don't we hate those wonderful things we think of in that half-sleep state that vanish with a "poof" once we are awake? One day we'll have a way to retrieve them, perhaps. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. I actually try to make associations in order to remember them. Now if I could just remember those associations.

  5. Any recipe that includes pepperoncini gets a thumbs up from me!

  6. In French they call it a "nuit blanche," a "white night." They're awful when you have work the next day.

    That delightful looking pizza would go a long way toward making such a day better.

    1. Yes, if you're going to have a nuit blanche, you're going to need to eat well the next day!


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