Monday, February 20, 2012

MUST I? I think not.

Yesterday I did not leave the house.  I slept 'till 9, answered emails, paid a few bills, played some Words With Friends, surfed some Pinterest, spent way too much time on Facebook, cleaned a little, cooked a little, organzied a little, puttered a little, worked out more than a little, talked on the phone a little and really enjoyed my day in the company of this broad named Terrie and her two annoying ass dogs.  The Boy was with his dad.

I had one planned outing, to the drug store, to pick up a prescription for The Boy which he won't even need for another 2 or 3 weeks.  But all day long I kept reminding myself "must get to the drug store, must get to the drug store".  About 3pm I stopped and thought "Wait, why?  Why MUST I?".  And the answer was "To get out of the house".

Under the old regime a full day without leaving the house, unless I was at death's door, would not be permitted.  Must go, must run, must learn, must experience, must have fun whether you like it or not.  Why am I still living under these rules?

So when I finally worked out and showered, at the sinfully lazy hour of 4pm, I dressed in yoga pants and an oversized sweatshirt and put together a receipe I had been wanting to try.  I am cooking more now than I have in years, because I have time to.  The fact that I don't cook has been a joke in my family for years.  But whenever I tried to cook my attention was pulled elsewhere, to the hundred other things I was supposed to be doing.  And truthfully The Boy is happiest when I don't cook.  He's a frozen pizza and cheeseburgers kinda kid.

I'm more focused now, though what I'm focused on is a bit more scattered.  Does that make sense?  I'm focused on what is important to me, a luxury of a single woman, but what interests me changes from day to day, minute to minute.  I'm interest surfing, and I LOVE IT.

So my weekends alone alow me to cook what looks good to me. 

Today's lunch: that awesome recipe I made yesterday. 

Avocado Egg Salad. 

4 hard boiled eggs, diced or smooshed (I diced, 'cuz that's how I roll)
1 firm, ripe avocado, depitted, peeled and diced or smooshed.
2 oz plain greek yogurt
1 stalk celery, diced

Mix together, salt & pepper to taste, enjoy with gult-free abandon.

Serves...eeh...three I guess?  225 calories per serving.  YUMMY!!!

1 comment:

  1. Being single has benefits. You get to really learn about you. There are times I have to "visit" with myself too. I get lost in the crowd sometimes. I am going to try your salad.

    Vicki aka Luckyduck