What’s your thing? – Everyone has their interest that they will seek out, spend money on and everyone thinks them crazy. I once worked with a woman who collected Pez dispensers. Seriously? I’m a vinegar person. There is a specialty store near me with wonderful balsamic vinegars and high quality olive oils. This has replaced “shoe” fetish for me (another sign of aging?). I buy in cases and I had run out of everything during the pandemic so we made a trip. You can taste before you buy. It’s like a winery but with vinegar. I walked out with a lot more than I planned (I always do). I purchased a chocolate balsamic vinegar. It is very tasty and interesting. It will be great on salads that have fruit in them or anything else. I’m sure my mom is rolling in her grave. Her idea of vinegar was white or apple cider. Not even balsamic was in our home.
Reconnecting – I’ve heard from an old friend who I haven’t seen since the pandemic. Her husband is not doing well although he has outlived the expectations. He was one of those hard drinking and smoking guys and he’s paying the price. He lived his life his way and I’m not sure he would change anything given the chance.
Prepping ahead – I’ve spent the last week cooking and freezing so we have microwave meals while the kitchen is ripped up. Construction starts on Wednesday. I did the standard chili and casseroles but I found it hard to project what I would be interested in eating several weeks out. We’ll do take-out to mix it up. I made sure I didn’t overdo it as I can get tired of anything repetitive.
Clutter, clutter – I hate clutter. I live with a guy who thrives on stuff so there is a higher level of clutter than I would have on my own. With the kitchen emptied, there is stuff all around. Stuff that doesn’t belong where it is. I have to work on calmness. It’s going to be a long couple of weeks. Deep breath in, deep breath out.
Old memories – A long time ago, I did a large addition to a house while living in it. Worst idea ever although the end product was fabulous! The kitchen and bedroom were both part of the addition so there was nowhere to hide. It took over four months. I know I can survive. The question is how grumpy will I be?
So how was your week?