Hmmm... I have come to a reasonable conclusion. I should have realized this long ago. When one is alone for over a week, one has plenty of free time. Place one or two people in the picture and suddenly there is less time for things like... writing the pantry post (as it actually needs some thought put into it).
Life is looking calmer for tomorrow. I say that as one who has had nothing planned for a day and that is when "life happens". However, it is looking good. I am looking forward to sharing what I learned recently (actually re-learned) about the pantry as well as catching up on e-mails.
I do enjoy hearing from people who read this blog (I'll accept e-mails from kitties, too... and Sasha and I may even accept a Woof or a Bark once in awhile.) She'd have to translate for me but I believe she is bilingual. She is also an amazing watch cat. I know, on the outside she looks like she sleeps all day but in reality she is keeping her ears open for any home invaders.
Anyway... Last night I talked to one of the nicest women I've come to know through blogging. I'm not one to enjoy phone conversations much but there are those people who make chatting enjoyable... she is one of them. I had to leave our conversation at 9:00 for something some people would seem as unimportant... to watch a TV show with my husband.
Before you throw Russian books at me, the Franklin Springs show (which comes on the NRP channel on Wednesday nights on Direct TV) was re-showing their Return to the Land program and I really wanted him to view it with me. I've been telling him about it for a long time. We were not able to move to a farm but we are so happy to live in the country and have space now for a garden, which we hope to expand next year.
Return to the Land is the first time we meet the West Ladies and get to know them, they are interviewed in A Journey Home but only for a few minutes. I just love the Franklin Springs DVDs but they are out of my budget... I want to eventually have the original West Ladies series in my home DVD library as well as their new series coming out soon which is about gardening, canning, and herbs. There is always so much to learn!
We have two "luxuries" we're tying to keep in the budget. One is Direct TV (we do not subscribe to extra movies or anything like that, though) which is the only way hubby can keep up with Chicago sports. As a person is is bipolar, he definitely needs ways to relax and when he feels better... all of us feel better. :)
Of course, I do enjoy watching good quality TV when I'm not feeling well.
Our other "luxury" is our cell phone. Hubby and I share a cell phone (and I went through major withdrawal symptoms when it was in North Carolina with him). Christopher has to pay for anything above his $10.00 fee. We never had cell phones before moving to the country but we feel they have proven themselves essential over and over.
Okay, I must return to important stuff like laundry and doing the dishes and pulling weeds...