Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Andrea's Parlor of Wonders ;)


I found my kitchen.

OK, it wasn't lost. And even MY legendary ability to get lost doesn't extend to getting lost in my own house. (Well, there was that one time, but I was sort of tipsy and we had just moved here. Let's assume that was atypical.) But I haven't eaten like a civilized person in close to two years; my kitchen was functionally lost to me. I think I'm on a better path now.

My long-suffering life coach encourages me to step into my new life as the real Andrea. (She says it better. I'm just struggling along in her jet stream.) And in that spirit, the thing I said I would work on this week is my physical health -hauling my sorry self to the gym and yoga class. And then I immediately got crazy-sick. I slept 17 hours yesterday. There was no gym happening.

I have been cooking, though, which is another one of those pieces of me that needs reclaiming and celebrating. I went to the grocery store and bought reasonable quantities of good food. Real food. There is some sadness (not much, but some) involved in leaving my job at the shelter, but there is no sorrow in leaving the food behind. Egad. If I never see another day-old pastry from Dominick's I will be fine. Now I get to eat the food I want.

Tonight's dinner: jambalaya and a glass of white wine and a little leftover salad. I bought the wine for the label: Little Black Dress. It may well stink, but it's a great label! And tonight before bed I'm going to throw some potatoes and stuff into the crockpot for a potato cheese soup for tomorrow's dinner. I'm on a roll.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Cancel the potato soup. I'm going out with friends tonight!

Elizabeth said...

Hurrah for you. Sounds like you have that new job? I hope. I just bought a new crockpot cookbook, but I don't have a crockpot any more. Guess I'll be adding it to my Christmas list.

Lisa :-] said...

Let us know about the "Little Black Dress..."

Renee said...

Good for you! I am a big fan of buying wines because I like the label. Mad Housewife, Menage a Trois, Yellow Tail (with the kangaroo on the label)--all very drinkable.

breadchick said...

YEA FOR YOU!!!

Along with Little Black Dress *which is a perfectly acceptable wine btw* you should pick a bottle of Seven Deadly Zins.

I'm so proud of you for finding your kitchen and using the stove for something besides sweater storage ;-)

Andrea said...

It's great to be cooking again. The Little Black Dress wine was perfectly lovely. I'm not a fancy wine drinker, by any means. I like whites and pinot grigio in particular. I'll spend about $10 on a bottle unless...I don't know...my kid is graduating from college or something. And I definitely have to try Seven Deadly Sins and Menage a Trois ;) I also frequently buy Red Bicyclette, just because I have a red bicyclette and it makes me smile.

Anonymous said...

good for you! You sound great, and that's great to hear.

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