Over the weekend I finished up a few more of my Into the Wind blocks. I love the kind of water color effect the colors have. Rather dreamy, with a touch of that red every now and then.
I have two more full blocks to make, and then scads of partial blocks. the whole thing will be set on point for a very different look than you see on my design wall.
I am still adjusting to my husband being gone all week long at his new job. I am busy attending to the chores he normally fulfilled, such as walking Ozzie at 6:00 every morning and hand watering all our plants outside. I even remembered to put out the trash on trash pick up day! I find I do sleep somewhat lighter, and wake up hearing odd noises I would ignore if he were home with me. The other night I woke up around 3:00 AM, hearing a high pitched whining noise. I could not for the life of me tell if it was something electrical, or perhaps water running through the pipes. I got up and wandered around in the dark, trying to figure out where the sound was coming from, but was too scared to go outside and look around. There could be critters out there, don't you know?
Turns out, in the light of day, I figured out the sound was coming from a hose that had not been properly turned off at the faucet outside. Simple fix, but I sure did lose some sleep over it!
The main challenge I am having is trying to figure out what to eat. Eating frozen Lean Cuisine dinners or heating up fish sticks or Boca Burgers gets old very fast. Last week I made a pot of split pea soup, and by the third day of eating it was ready to pour it down the drain. All five gallons of it. This week I sat down with a couple of cook books and made a plan for both my lunches and dinners. I made a small batch of chicken rice soup, which I can eat for either meal, and a Thai chicken stir fry, which will also serve me for a couple of meals. It sure isn't as much fun just cooking for myself, but I have to say, if I have some decent meals prepared and in the refrigerator or freezer, eating alone isn't as bad. And there is minimal clean up, which is great.
If any of you are on your own, what kinds of things do you typically eat for your evening meal? I'd love some ideas.