Not being allowed to do much of anything except lounge about sucks a lot more than you think it would. I am insane with boredom. Let me give you an overview of a typical day: I awake in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and pace around quietly so as not to disturb the household. I read or play around on my phone or the laptop. I watch TV. I eventually doze back off. I am up and wide awake again before anyone else. After everyone has gone off to their lives outside of the house (lucky dogs), I get dressed just for gits and shiggles and then rustle up some breakfast. I then give each seat in the living room the loving attention of my backside in equal turns. I march around the house in random dance steps or high knees or MC Hammer style, getting my pseudo-exercise for the day. As early as can be justified, I eat some lunch. I basically repeat my morning activities, though I may also paint something or write a letter or unload the dishwasher (light dishes only!) just so I feel like I’ve done something productive. There is usually a nap or two thrown in there as well. Then I anxiously await the return of the household. We visit, eat dinner, shower, watch TV, and go to bed. And one more day is crossed off.
I have been experimenting with my confinement wardrobe, resurrecting several pieces that have not seen daylight in years. The Hubs has yet to comment on my severely mismatched and out-of-date duds, but he has shot me a couple of raised eyebrows. A few days ago, I entertained some of my in-laws with my britches unbuttoned and folded down, no bra, and my hair pushed back in a headband so that my hair stood straight up off my head with a very Statue of Liberty-esque effect. They were too polite to comment.
I know I’m whiney. You don’t have to tell me. 🙂 But alas, this too shall pass. I’ll be back at work soon enough, wondering to myself why I didn’t enjoy my time away more than I did.
Peace and hardcore bumming it grease.
Recipe of the day:
Tomatillo Salsa Verde via http://www.shewearsmanyhats.com
I came across this recipe back when I was participating in Bountiful Baskets. (This is a fabulous organization. If you love to cook and/or can, you should check to see if there is a program in your ‘hood. http://www.bountifulbaskets.org) It is basically heaven in a jar.
- 2 pounds tomatillos, husks removed & washed
- 6 jalapeños
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 medium-large onion
- ⅔ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 teaspoon salt
- Chop the onion in half, crush the garlic, and leave the jalapeños and tomatillos whole. Roast on a baking sheet in a 400-degrees F oven for about 15 minutes, turning all halfway over through roasting time.
- Peel the garlic, deseed and rough chop the jalapeño, and peel and rough chop the onion.
- In a food processor, add all roasted ingredients, plus cilantro and salt and pulse until all ingredients are chopped and desired consistency is reached.
Makes 5 cups.
Book of the day:
The Wake trilogy by Lisa McMann. It has been four years since I read this YA trilogy, but I truly enjoyed them. The books follow 17-year-old Janie, who has the unique ability/curse of being sucked into other people’s dreams. This not only gives her entirely TMI about the people around her, but it takes a toll on her mental and physical health. I gave Wake, Fade, and Gone all three five stars on Goodreads back when I originally read them.
Song of the day:
Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys. I like this song for several reasons, the least of which is the unusually long sentences in the lyrics. Ha!