In the last year, so very much changed for my little family. I lost a woman who mothered me, caught every virus (just about) known to San Francisco, and the chef moved into my home. Did you catch that last one thrown in for shits & giggles?
Thus, the last one is the reason for the lack of posting. I no longer cook. I don't have to. I go off to work and I come home to an amazing dinner. The child's homework completed, the table set, and a glass of wine waiting for me, with a "How did your day go?" to greet me at the door. It seems rude to complain or kvetch about this. Even though this man's presence changes my entire life around and can sometimes cramp my style, it's not like he's making me miserable or anything.
I've given this much thought - should I talk about what I'm not cooking? should I talk about how I feel about not cooking? how do I handle not cooking? Fairly well, I have to admit, being the type-A person that I can be, not being in control of all the details of my day-to-day life challenges me all.the.time. Then I realize that control doesn't exist, that it's nothing more than perception, and then as if to hit it even further home that I am not in charge, I caught the pseudo swine flu. A bad cold with a hint of swine flu - it's going around the elementary school, so I'm thinking a matter of time.
However, as I discussed this with the chef, the little man says to us, "You caught the WINE flu? How hilarious is that? Of course, you would get the WINE flu, mom!" slaps knee and falls over laughing Where'd that kid get his sense of humor? really, sheesh.
I did attend a wine tasting on Friday night, ate at Ruth's Chris' Steak House on Saturday night, and experienced a lovely wine filled afternoon on Sunday before succumbing to the symptoms that felled me for good. Sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, fatigue, and all over aching - which, to be very honest - I tried hard to ignore and make go away. LAWD, I TRIED.
Anyhoo - I'm going no where fast for the next few days. Doctor's orders. Even if I don't have the Swine flu, my little body, filled with contagion and a compromised immune system, COULD get the swine flu with it going around like it is. Also, worse, I might give it to someone else.
Here's to having the WINE flu just 'cause it seems so much more fun than this,