Friday, December 13, 2013
Well, I made it to payday without overdrawing at the bank (although I'm sure I only had about twenty-three cents left). Now the cable and power bill are paid and the grocery delivery just arrived. Also, since I get two days off for Christmas, one tank of gas will do it for the pay period. So I've got food, warmth, transit and my connection to the world.
I decided something about Christmas. I am going to allow myself to have, without any guilt, two of my favorite foods, which I only have once or twice a year. I bought a wedge of Brie and some Triscuits. Also, I usually make roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas dinner. Since I'm going to be alone, I'm not going to make the roast (Yorkshire pudding is totally NOT up for discussion). Instead, I'm going to have it with a big, gorgeous medium-rare rib eye steak. A bone-in rib eye cooked medium rare is the food of the gods, IMHO, and (with due modesty) I'm a pretty terrific steak cook. So Christmas dinner will be steak and Yorkshire pudding, and I'm seriously looking forward to it.
As soon as I got the groceries I put the steak in the freezer so I wouldn't eat it tonight. Now...to leave the Brie alone until Christmas Eve...