That is the only way to describe my life right now - stalled. That's not to say that life is unpleasant for me, but I am ready to move on. The local rental market is still not cooperating, unfortunately.
They're having a book sale in the lobby today. Proceeds benefit my son's daycare so I had to buy, right? I got 5 books for under $40, which isn't too bad for a sale like that (they are new books and both the center and the company running the sale needs to make money). I don't remember the last cookbook I bought before today.
I've been cooking but I haven't been making new recipes. I believe that my off-the-cuff cooking has greatly benefited from all the recipes I've tried over the years. I mostly keep things simple - quesadillas, stir-fries, simple pasta dishes, basic broiled or grilled meats. I'm still using a lot more convenience items but they were really starting to add up so that motivated me to get back to more 'real' cooking.