I had a good visit from Son. It felt good to have someone here with me. We ate simply, he brought his work with him, I painted, we visited, we ate, we napped, and on the last night, I let him pick dinner and he chose Miami Subs. It was the most God awful food I have eaten in a very long while. Really bad. Thankfully, no repercussions, this morning. Heh…
I’ve begun the morning with cleaning up after two people and two cats, to one person and two cats. Drinking iced coffee, have the windows open, low humidity for now.
I’ve been cleaning. I had some breakfast sausage, earlier.
Food: Y’know… I eat simply. It’s just me. The cats don’t eat human food. I have a small variety of food I like and I keep them in a weekly rotation. Once in a blue moon, I’ll venture into something new, only because I can… Last week, I bought 2 Honey Crisp apples at a produce market I checked out. They were the MOST delicious, crisp, crunchy, sweet, tart apple I’ve had since probably last year, maybe more. But all I got was 2 and had one after dinner one night and one in the middle of the afternoon, another day.
I also bought that low carb ice cream - Rebel. I tell you, the apples were better. Much better.
And one of the ways I budget my grocery money is to buy a lot of ground beef. A lot.
I can make so many different things with it so that I don’t get bored of my food.
I also like cabbage. It’s flexible enough that it can imitate a lot of things. Like noodles…
One of my favorite foods growing up was stuffed cabbage. LOVED that stuff… but it was the cabbage, soaked in the beef fat that I liked the most. SO… one of my regular meals is shredded cabbage with ground beef and spices… it’s stuffed cabbage without me rolling. I eat that a lot.
And it’s cheap. And I do cheap when I’m not generating income… I am the High Priestess of frugality! I’ve been taught by the best. And I’m old enough to have put it in practice for longer than many have been alive!
Ground beef is where it’s at, for the Carnivore. The dirty Carnivore. The dirty Ketogenic person… whatever names they have now! dirty person eater.
Another great cheap food is sausage. Sausage & eggs… scrambled, poached, fried…
I get tired of frittatas.
Anyway, you get the picture. Simple. Cheap. Frugal.
It’s going to be hard getting back to a working life. This getting up, having coffee… cleaning. Painting… napping… life of Riley. Going to be hard to go back to the other world. Need to find a gallery that will sell my art. I have a lot of art to sell… I was looking around the house. First things first is to get a tax#, buy frames, cruise galleries. “Gotta spend money to make money.”
The house is pretty clean. Could use a good dusting. I love the windows open. I wish Son lived closer. I really enjoyed hanging with him. Except for his organic noises… I enjoyed being around him. He’s a man, not a kid anymore. He has an opinion. He loves his momma. He’s not neat. He’s conservative. He’s a thinker. He is ambitious. It was nice to see how much he’s matured. Have missed him.
He told me he loved my paintings. It’s the first time he’s ever mentioned my art work.
It’s hard being a parent… especially with distance between family.