It’s just about time for me to head to work for Sunday brunch… I enjoy this shift, because even if we are incredibly slow an eggs benedict (sub out some regular bacon, sorry my notoriously-nice-Canadian friends your bacon just doesn’t do anything for me) and a bloody mary or a Smithwicks afterward is one of my life’s simple pleasures. Hollandaise can make almost anything better, you know. Yes, even the: Am I making the right decision to send my kids to school jitters.
It’s been a long week of clothes shopping, open house, work, more work, the great school lunch stuff grocery shopping trip, etc. Throw in a virus someone picked up and shared from football practice and I’m just about done with it all.
Whenever I mention that all three of my kids are going to school for the first time and that I’ll have the house to myself during the day people say, “You won’t know what to do with yourself.”
Pardon me, but I know exactly what I’m going to do with myself. I’m going to write and catch up on Home-Ec 101 without children perching on my shoulders. I’m going to clean, because oh my, working nearly full time at the pub has taken its toll, too. (There’s the confession -working two jobs makes taking my own advice really dang hard.) I’m going to cook and take photos -see above about writing and catching up on Home-Ec101. Keeping busy has never been a problem for me. Learning how to relax? That may be.
I followed @MindyWinn’s advice and purchased three of these hanging closet organizers for the kids. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime -which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about, but kept me from running out to Target, again and the organizers will be here on Tuesday. I spent yesterday afternoon washing and folding laundry -at what point do you condemn loner socks to the rag bin?- and sorting the kids’ clothing into outfits. Right now the outfits have grocery bags for the socks and underwear looped around the hangers which are hanging from the curtain rods in my bedroom. It is CLASSY, I tell you.
I spent most of the afternoon doing this, while watching my own personal Torchwood marathon on Netflix. Let’s face it, being kept company by a handsome Captain Jack Harkness can even make matching socks better.
Since it’s Mindy’s fault I spent yesterday holed up in my bedroom with laundry -no she didn’t give me the virus, but I still blame her- she gets the digital copy of Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living I promised. If she already has a copy, she can tell me (in email) who she would like to give it to.
So for the TL/DR crowd this week, I confessed:
I have a weakness for hollandaise, I don’t like Canadian bacon, I haven’t been good about taking my own advice, I’m nervous about school starting tomorrow, I’m tired of people telling me I’ll be lonely during the day,there are 15 hangers with plastic grocery bags and outfits currently hanging in my bedroom, and I like a weird British Sci-Fi series.
Oy. Off to work I go.
What have you got to get off of your chest?