One of the luxuries of being single, aside from owning the whole closet, and using the passenger seat in your car as a closet as well....is that you can have whatever you want for supper and not feel bad about it, you are no longer responsible for anyone else's health or setting an example for anyone. Last year some time I read "Alone in the kitchen with an eggplant" by Jenni Ferrari Adler, it's a collection of short essays of single people reflecting on their eating habits, it's a good quick read. Some people love eating alone, some don't, some just can't do it, it was very interesting. After my daughter left home mealtimes were down right depressing for me, just the thought of sitting down at a set table all alone was just awful, I hated it. I did it for awhile and cried in my soup bowl many a times until I started just standing over the kitchen sink and eating my food as fast as I could to get it over with.
Then I lived on the beach in Mexico and started eating outside, who could possibly be depressed eating on the beach with the sound of the surf. It was so relaxing, peaceful, and saying grace with sincere thanksgiving was just easier than when you are facing a big empty table where there used to be chatter and conversation but is now silent. The ocean is not silent, it lulls and rocks you continually. After I came back home from Mexico the first time I started eating my meals outside as well, and now I love it, I enjoy my food again, whatever it may be. I have even learned to enjoy cooking for myself. No one ever says "ewww what's this green stuff under the cheeze" or "why are the eggs slippery" or "what's this floating in the soup?" or "why are we having this AGAIN" When there is no one to criticize every meal is gourmet and perfect....what's not to love about that.
|A great supper, granola, saskatoons, yogurt, watermelon and topped with ice cream, and some toast.|
My strawberry patch was told last year that if it didn't produce this year I would replace it with something more productive....it heard me. About every 3rd day I can pick a bowl of strawberries....also makes a great supper topped with yogurt and ice cream.
|Things are coming alone, I love my green fence.|
|Getting greener every day|
|This is a "before" shot, before the lilies are blooming...soon|