Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Friday everybody!

There is nothing like having company to shake up a lax household. Since my Goodman has gone on the road for his job this place has become rather like Animal House without the liquor and the orgies...just the Sloth, thank you.

But because one of Colin's friends is here for a short visit I was out the door at 8 to get the makings for breakfast and a spaghetti dinner. Bathrooms were sanitized, and the whole place generally deloused before the arrival. I may take up offering the living room couch once a month on AirBnB just for the incentive.

I don't think I've cooked a decent meal since Jim was last home and that didn't turn out all that great. The other night I even let Colin talk me into having TB for dinner. I do not want to know what is in a Baja Chalupa or the Apple Carmel Empanada, I just know they were delicious.  If left to my own devices I would be eating bread, butter and sugar sandwiches, turkey pot pies and Nestles Quik stirred into water and the occasional roll of raw cookie dough . Yes, that bad.

While I was out shopping I was waylaid by the displays of annuals banked up in front of every place with a cash register and did my bit to support the economy of Plant City, FL.

I started pulling the old dead stuff out of the giant planter by the front walk only to find that just under the surface  the pot was filled with water. I was able to get it turned on its side to drain but the whole gardening thing will be on hold until I can  clean it out and start from scratch.


Jeannie said...

Isn't it scary how sloth like one can become when alone? C is out of town next week. I admit, getting away from the sewing area and doing something that would require something other than sweats might be a challenge. :) I put crushed pop/beer cans in the bottom of my pots for drainage. I tried the packing peanut route, but they were a mess when I changed the soil or I'd grab the wrong bag and get the soy ones that melted and disappeared. Have a wonderful weekend, Deb!

Deb said...

hmmm..crushed cans - I can do that!

tiedyejudy said...

Hmmmm.... I'm afraid I like to eat too much to give up cooking, and my fave meals are salads or soups or casseroles, so no short cuts there. As for the pots being waterlogged, I always put a piece of pottery shard in the bottom to keep the soil in, but it also allows for drainage. But the crushed can method does sound interesting! Trouble is we don't drink anything that comes in cans anymore... ;-)

liniecat said...

lol crushed cans! what a great idea! I dont drink canned stuff either but the drunk and daft menfolks who troll past my home in the early hours, from the pub, almost always drop empty cans in the street out front .......... it drives me crazy!
But I could gather afew together rather than pick them up and put in them my recycling bin.
I always dust once a year whether its needed or not.........but yes, I live alone, howd you guess?!