Sunday, November 15, 2009

All the time in the World

My hubs went to Memphis for several days beginning last week. Last Tuesday. The few days stretched into a few more and now he will return tomorrow. it has been like a mini vacation! Only I am the only one to feed and let the cat out in the middle of the night.

When he left last week I thought, Oh Boy! I can lay around and read as much as I want and eat what I want and no fighting over the tv programs!

The reality is this, I started a book I could not get into...Little, Big. I am just not much of a "fantasy" fan. I enjoyed the imagery of the prose (...His hat looked as if it had been in a fight....) but I could not for the life of me get interested in the story. I would begin to read and find myself asleep. So much for reading.

I made my current favorite dish, Chicken Pot Pie. I have discovered the joy of using my eight inch iron skillet as a pie pan! Golly gosh (this is how I cuss these days because of my career at the People Pleasing family oriented Biscuit Barrel and their three strikes you're out cussing policy)it makes for a flaky crust! I might buy another one just for fruit pies! Anyway, something happened to my broth. I'm not certain what I did, maybe not enough chicken stock and onions. I used the Barefoot Contessa recipe as a guide instead of just winging it. It did not have the usual "Hamburgers! that's good!" kick to it that it always has when Joe is around.

And I thought I would breeze through a project I have been working on, off and on, for several months on the computer. Guess what? Never looked at it.

What I have done is sleep a lot, eat a lot and not read a lot. Download a ton of music from the MP3 program and work a lot of extra hours. And not care a fig about tv. (Anyone watching Survivor? I love that guy Russel from New Orleans. What a peacock!)

And it all ends tomorrow. I have missed him. Life is sweeter with him around, if not more hectic and demanding.


That corgi :) said...

thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on our blog (a corgi in Southern California) about the Fat Boys.

I always enjoy when hubby goes out of town for a few days (now that the kids are grown; hated it when they were younger because inevitably when he left, they would get sick or something would break). Its always a nice change, for just a few days to have the house to myself and the remote to myself too :)


Nelle said...

AFter being in the hospital last week again, I value my privacy like crazy! Hubs is at work and from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. I am LOVING the quiet! Sometimes I just sit by the cat and watch the birds.
I also LOVE my cast iron skillet but never did pies in it. Did you use a bottom crust too? My Nanie always made her cornbread in the skillet. She was from Looooosiana.

Lori said...

It never works out the way I had planned when I have a day or so to myself -- never do what I think I'll do. Mom used to use cast iron skillets for baking things, including cake layers. They make the best corn bread too!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the chicken & the not reading, but you lost me with the working extra hours. Hope you've been enjoying his return. ~Mary