We Have No Food & I Don’t Care
We have no food in our house.
And I’m totally okay with it. Or at least I was until I couldn’t even find enough food to make a decent lunch yesterday.
I have a few pieces of bread, but no butter or jam or even peanut butter. And seriously, who wants to eat plain whole wheat bread, toasted or not? (Evidently Mr. MPB, he was starving).
Normally I keep sandwich meat in our freezer for days like this. It turns out, we’ve used it all up and we are out.
I even searched for popcorn, while not ideal, at least it would have satisfied my hunger. Turns out, we don’t have any of that either. But I did find a few packages of seaweed, which although taste yummy, are more like eating air and do nothing to fill a person up.
And then, last night, we were going to have steak until I realized we had none in the freezer. The same thing happened when I thought about making chicken ramen. Then I decided on pork ribs, until I realized I only have half a red onion and 3 baby bok choy to go with it. Nothing about the combination sounded good to me. So, ultimately I resorted to pasta, which neither of us really like. I added some frozen scallops from our freezer, half a red onion and 3 baby bok choy in a homemade spicy basil pesto sauce (literally chili flakes, olive oil and basil pesto). It was surprisingly good and we survived another night.
Seriously, I’m now completely out of vegetables! This never happens. We love vegetables.
My list of pathetic food options could go on. But, that’s really not the point.
Mr. MPB and I started to notice this trend in our house over a week ago. I honestly just haven’t had time to get to Costco or even just a local grocery store. So we’ve been using up what we do have in our pantry and being slightly creative with our meals. And definitely not eating the way we normal do, with delicious homemade meals like these:
And you know what’s awesome about this, asides from being slightly hungry and maybe a little malnourished for my middle-class Canadian liking, I’m actually okay with it.
I’m not stressing about it! There has been no anxiety, and no panic attacks and no second thoughts even. This is pretty awesome for me.
We had priorities, and grocery shopping simply hasn’t made it to the top of this.
Instead, I got stuff together for our adoption profile book. We’ve managed to pay some required adoption bills. I’ve been working, which will absolutely help us continue to pay the adoption bills with less stress. Oh, and we’ve been running and/or cycling every evening. Mr. MPB and I have spent some time putting together an actual office space for me. Mr. MPB has been working like mad (this is his busy season). We’ve been walking with the dog. We’ve also been managing construction crews and estimated timelines thanks to our basement flood. I’ve been writing because I want to. We’ve gone out with friends on the weekend to enjoy ourselves. We’ve really just been happily getting on with all kinds of business, which has mostly been good.
Seriously, for me, not being stressed about it all is pretty darn great. Rather than trying to do everything imaginable, instead I’m doing what I can and leaving the rest for tomorrow. And, I’m not stressing about it! This is major progress for me.
A year ago, I would have been stressed out. And today I am not.
Instead, I’m spending my time just how I see fit and I’m happy about it! And, while pretty quickly my need to go grocery shopping is going to outpace something else on my list, I’m not panicking about doing everything right this second. To me, this is a sign that I’m not trying to cram 30 hours of life into 24 hour days. Instead, I might actually just be letting go and accepting more normal standards for myself.
And on that note, I think it’s time for me to go to the grocery store.
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