Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Amazing How Quickly I Am Rendered Completely Helpless

Joe is in New York this week and he took Lily with him.  I'm at work all day and when I'm home I'm busy studying, so we figured she'd have more fun staying with Joe's dad (Grandpa Phil!) and playing with his cat than being home alone all day and ignored.  Also, I haven't been the one to empty the litter box since we got her and I prefer to keep it that way.

I felt a little guilty the day before they left though, like maybe I should let her stay in her home and just make time for her.  But then I woke up Saturday morning to her chewing on my hair and I was all, um, hi, yeah, take her.  Mommy loves you very much but you have to go now.  I am a terrible person. 

The timing of this trip was sort of strategic.  My stress levels mean I'm unpleasant to live with and we've been picking at each other more than normal.  Plus, I'm a bit behind on my bar prep and a week of quiet and no one in the house means I can hopefully refocus.

He was gone for a few hours and I was very much enjoying the complete quiet.  Then I got hungry.  And I realized that for the first time in weeks I was going to have to do the grocery shopping, cook, and clean for myself.  Isn't that some bullshit?  He could have at least prepared a week's worth of meals in advance and left them in the fridge.  Not cool, Joe, not cool.

I had scrambled eggs and a popsicle for dinner last night following 8 hours of straight bar prep lectures.  It's going to be a long week.


chickster said...

I feel your pain. Steve's leaving for the week and I'm not looking forward to grocery shopping on my own.

Kelsey said...

My go-to dinner when Russell isn't around is Triscuits, cheese, and an apple. I would eat that every day if I could. Hm, easy dinners this week... I say stock up on Digornos, get some lettuce in a bag for "salad" and call it good. Good luck this week! Enjoy the quiet!