Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Being Saved From Myself

My dh has been out of town since Sunday, which means since Sunday, meals have been scarce around these parts.

I have a sneaking suspicion, based on my years as a single woman, and based on the days my dh has been gone, that were it not for him - we'd probably be living off McDonalds meals, bags of potato chips and soda. The floors would be vacuumed once a month whether it was needed or not. Making beds would be optional - since why bother making a bed that is only going to get messed up approx. 12 hrs later?

I just have not been able to get into the mode of cooking proper meals this week. The kids of course haven't complained - all I need to do is keep them stocked up on ice-cream. When I was a single working woman I remember many days when my meals would consist of: Cheez Whiz on toast for breakfast, with a Coke...lunch if not eaten out at a fast food place like McDonalds, would be a bag of salt n vinegar chips and some Coke. Supper would probably be something like rice with a side of Alphaghetti. I haven't even felt very hungry come meal time - which probably is part of the reason the meals have been rather mediocre this week.

Actually it hasn't been all that bad. And I imagine, should my husband die someday and I be left a widow, the house would not fall apart and my kids would not get scurvy. But it's been good for me to have another adult living with us...not just for my sanity sake - but to be accountable to. To keep me from letting things slide a bit too much.

To make up for it all - and since I know my dh is tired of eating restaurant food - I am baking some whole-grain bread and homemade chicken/rice/lentil soup for supper. Fresh fruit for dessert :)


Mrs. Mordecai said...

I have the hardest time when my husband is gone, too. It's not just you!

The Correspondent said...

Same here. Without Mr. Knightley, we keep later hours and get lazy with meals.

Anonymous said...

So true, so true ! Sounds just like me !

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