Monday, July 14, 2008

Things I'm Looking Forward To

Here are a few things I'm looking forward to about moving to Work Village:

1. Cooking. I've barely cooked a single meal since I started working in Work Village. I haven't had time. I eat lots of "no-cook" foods--salads, fruit, yogurt, nuts, etc. I'm looking forward to making grilled salmon with steamed asparagus and brown rice.

2. Baking. I've baked here and there on weekends, but not as much as I'd like to. I love to bake. When I live in Work Village, I'll be able to whip up a batch of cookies on a Wednesday night after work and running and dinner, if I feel so inclined.

3. Getting home before 9:00. During the busy season, I was rarely home before 10 p.m. Even during the summer--the non-busy season--I usually don't get home until after 8:00. Between commuting and fitting in that all-important workout (and grocery-shopping and errand-running), I get home late nearly every night. I am so excited at the prospect of leaving work at 5:30, doing everything I need to do, and still being home by 7:00.

4. Reading. Since I don't get home until late, the usual chores--fixing something to eat, vacuuming, washing clothes, weeding the garden, cleaning the kitchen, etc.--end up taking me past 10:00. I used to read for at least an hour before going to sleep. Now I can make it for about 5 minutes. As a result, I've been reading the same three books since January.

Of course I'm looking forward to becoming a writer and a pianist again. That goes without saying.

Three weeks, five days. Then we move.

Update: I just re-read this post. I can't believe how wifey-ly domestic I've become. Kind of scary. And what's scarier is how happy I am all the time.

Geez. Maybe I really am becoming a Stepford wife. What do you think, eArThworm??


  1. Nah, you're too intelligent for that to happen. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy cooking, though. And, believe it or not, last night for dinner I had salmon, rice and asparagus. I kid you not.

  2. So what's wrong with being wifey-ly domestic as far as cooking? I'm that way and I'm not even a wife

  3. eArThworm: I am jealous! I am so looking forward to my first salmon-rice-asparagus dinner! :)

    sherry: Nothing, nothing a-tall.

  4. It sounds like you're just looking forward to having your balance back.


  5. jammie j.: Yes, I think you're right about that.