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The "D" Word

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Lord help me, I've become Domesticated.

The scientist has now moved in with me (for 3 weeks, until his flight leaves for Germany). I'm not sure how exactly I feel about the whole thing, but quite honestly I haven't had much time to think about it this weekend. Between grocery shopping (ok - not shopping exactly so much as delivery, but it did take me about an hour to select what we needed online), laundry and cooking up a storm, I have no idea what has happened to the Laissez-Faire Lady. She has been replaced by the Kitchen Nazi and now my feet hurt.

Yesterday I attended my regular Saturday morning Zumba class. It was hard. Our instructor (god love her) made up for an easier class last week by kicking our asses with non-stop Merengue beats. But my regular Saturday afternoon nap time was hijacked by the need to get the man out of his place and a table that I had claimed for myself back to my house. Since the table wouldn't fit in the car, I needed to carry it home on the bus. 2 hours later, I finally wrestled the thing into my basement for the time being and collapsed on my couch with the computer to order groceries. Dinner was put together with a bunch of leftovers to clean out the fridge and we called it a night.

When the groceries arrived this morning, I quickly realized that I was in a "my eyes were bigger than my stomach" situation since there was no way I was fitting everything I had ordered into my fridge/freezer. So I started cooking. More muffin tin quiches, mini meatloaves for lunches and a dinner of pork & lamb kebabs with rice and a salad. It's easy writing it all out in a sentence, but it took me ALL afternoon between loads of laundry (which, thankfully I was helped with by the scientist running up and down the stairs a few times for me). The worst part about cooking is of course the dishes. I think I dirtied almost every dish in my house...twice. I'll have dishpan hands for the next week, but my tummy will be happy! I actually had to do one load of dishes before I even started cooking just to clear the sink - all of the dinners I've sent home with the scientist over the past 2 years finally made it back to me in a sink FULL of tupperware that all just got returned...clean, but dusty enough that it was a better idea to wash it again. It came in handy though as it's all now full again and back in the fridge for the week. I keep telling him he's going to have to learn to cook for himself. He's learning. Slowly. He's going to get very tired of Bratwurst & pretzel bread!

Anyway - I think it's finally bed time for me. The laundry is folded and put away, the dishes are done, the living room is tidy, and I have clean sheets on the bed. Monday awaits.

Here's to entering August with a clean slate (literally). Best wishes to all for a fantastic month!
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    Amen to a clean slate. Let's do this.

    2851 days ago
    You have a lot of energy, and you're organized so that's a plus. I can just see me leaving the dishes in the sink until the next day. If you're comfortable with your pace, then keep it up. Nothing's wrong with it. I'm going to read your page to see if I can figure out how the scientist fits into the picture. Good luck on your journey.
    2851 days ago
    I'm exhausted. I also love to cook in advance and then freeze meals ahead - it makes for very balanced eating.
    2851 days ago
    Wheh, you're making me tired! Time to regroup! lol! Normandy
    2851 days ago
  • WYND10
    It sounds like you had a VERY productive weekend. And your meals sound nomnomnom. I am jealous. I hope you and the scientist enjoy these last few weeks before he leaves.
    2851 days ago
    You did so much to be set for the week but you did get there. Just reading your blog made me tired. You have lots of energy which I appreciate. You are one heck of a friend. Kudos to you!!!! emoticon emoticon
    2851 days ago
    Good for you! Sounds like you're set for the week!
    2851 days ago
    It sounds like you had a very busy weekend. I hope things work out for you and your boyfriend during the 3 weeks he is there.
    2851 days ago
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