This week, my roommate is out of town. I’ve had the house to myself–a true rarity in the past two years. It’s funny what you learn about yourself when you’re alone. I’ve begun to monitor strange things. Like how many times I’ve run the dishwasher. How much toilet paper I’ve used. How long a meal has lasted in the refrigerator. When it’s just you, it’s easy to see how much you waste or save. Being somewhat Type A, it taps into my nature to control my environment. However, I can’t say that I’m not a tick lonely. Good thing there’s been food to curb that.
My Nikon is on the fritz, so I’m afraid it’s Instagram for the moment. Thankfully, it properly captures these zucchini boats I made on Sunday. I’ve been eating one or two of these almost every night for dinner. It’s been fantastic to see how far a meal can stretch. The downside–I bought these zucchini at the store, thinking we had none in the garden. When I went to water the other evening, I saw a giant zucchini hiding among the leaves. Of course. At least it was only a few bucks, and it still tastes good.
Other things I’ve figured out this week: Flowers need a lot of upkeep. I miss getting a newspaper. My bed really does affect my sleep. My birthday falls on a full moon AND a blue moon. Justin Walker from the old show Brothers & Sisters is my fictional crush. And — being alone isn’t so bad.