Yesterday was one of those rare days lately where I ate at home. Something I have gotten way too out of the habit of since I was restricted with the hand in recovery last year. Lifting heavy pans while cooking was just too dangerous & even washing dishes was difficult one handed. Just too easy to go out or bring home take out.
But then I missed delicious meals like this…
ahh… berries, black eyed peas, dry salad (I know I’m weird) with coconut chicken! On purple sparkly glitter plates!!
Sure it wasn’t exactly a lot of cooking going on, but it was enough to feel home cooked & healthy. I loved it! Something I have really missed, although Wilmington has some incredible spots to dine that certainly have a home feel with the delicious fresh food and friendly familiar faces. Still getting time to actually sit down and eat a real lunch is bliss.
Its one of the biggest things that got on my nerves with my previous job. Duty calls and I did the job, but it was a benefit I missed for sure.
So today I put in sometime with applications and submitting resumes and then it hit me…. LUNCH TIME!
Same meal, but I switched it up to meatless monday! Substituted the Quorn patty from the back of the freezer for the chicken & added in some BBQ sauce to spicy it up a tad. One thing about living alone is there seems to always be leftovers!
Nothing like having Baxter begging for blueberries & being able to share some with the birds. A gal could really get used to this.
But then again…. there are the bills. So more applying, more thinking & budgeting. I could dwell in the situation & how the uncertainty looms, or I can thrive in the moment & enjoy it for what it is. A chance to regroup.
I have a sense that things are going to be just fine. (& yes I realize fine is not always easy, but in the end its going to be ok)
PLUS I get to dream of great places to work…
which may or may not let me have lunch breaks, but for the moment I am loving each & every one of them.