Tuesday, November 30, 2010

25: Time Warp

Minutes turn into hours. Hours turn into days. Days turn into weeks.

Well of course they do.

But there is a strange phenomenon happening over here in The Little White Kitchen. I aim to accomplish a task, a simple task mind you, and hours later find that I'm only halfway through it.

Take yesterday for example: I had a very short list of items to attend to... dishes, laundry, warming leftover soup to feed three hungry munchkins.

Why, I wonder, did it take me from noon until 6pm to complete these duties?

The dishes were not sky high, there were only two loads of laundry that needed to get done and the soup had already been prepared earlier that morning. I may be out in left-field, correct me if I'm wrong, but that does not sound like a six hour project to me.

Did I fly to the moon and back without knowing it? Perhaps I snoozed under my cozy blankets for four hours and let the children mind themselves. Or possibly I was so invested in my trusty old computer blogging away that I was completely sidetracked from my obligations?

Hmmmm. None of those things happened. Although there were times when my hands were elbow deep in the sink that I wished I was flying to the moon.

Example number two: Someone emails me. It is regarding something timely but not super urgent. I think to myself, "Ok, you've read the email and you know it's important, so next time you get a chance to sit down be sure to type out a quick response. Get it taken care of so you don't have to worry about it tomorrow. Better yet, do it now." Ten days later I type a response.

My point is this... I'm feeling slightly confused as to how all this happens.

It has been confirmed that there are 24 hours in a day. I am beginning not to believe it. With one quarter of the day at her disposal, an individual such as myself should be able to accomplish more than a sink full of dishes, two loads of laundry and the reheating of some leftover soup.

I cannot explain it. I shall not try.

Two words: Time Warp.

All this to say, I am posting last week's meal plan here. This was the meal plan leading up to Thanksgiving, which by my watch was a good four days ago. Due to the fact that I am counting down the week's until my hubby graduates from school, each of these numbers is deeply significant for me. I choose not to skip a single one. And so it goes...

Week 25 Meal Plan
Monday - Stellar Tuna Casserole
Tuesday - Mama's Beef Stew
Wednesday - Creamy Lentil Soup
Thursday - Deep South Sweet Potato Casserole, Crisp Green Beans with Toasted Almonds, Old School Gluten-Free Stuffing, Late Fall Apple Crisp, Chai, Burnt Sugar Almonds
Friday - Pot Pie Upcycle Style
Saturday - leftovers
Sunday - leftovers

The obvious video choice for tonight's post. I'm sure you saw this coming. Forgive me.

GLEE - Time Warp

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this as my teen-aged daughter and I attended a midnight showing of Rocky Horror and she was in "horror" when I was on stage getting my prize for my Columbia Costume (isn't embarrassing your kids great?)
    I know what you mean about getting things done. My husband came home from working and said "so...what have you done all day?" (this is painfully different from the usual 'how was your day')
    So I said, "yeah...what DID I do all day?" I thought it was just a few things, but after I made the list (and threw it in his face) I realized how much I really did...but had nothing to show for it.....chasing the dogs down the street....stopping to see how my sick neighbor was...helping my Mom on the phone with her medicine.....etc
    two things I learned: 1. a moms work will never be done...2. there's always tomorrow


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