Drive~

Most Sunday mornings I make my trek to the grocery store, preferably early while most people are either sleeping or in church. Most Sundays boy # 3 is the one that goes with me, then boy # 2 has to bring everything in and put everything up. Some Sundays they will switch out. This Sunday boy # 2 gladly got up to go with me, why you may ask….well boy # 2 was promised the keys. He is now 16 and wanting to drive, so we are taking baby steps. He does pretty good at staying in his lane, but he needs work on his turns. His backing up was okay as well. I survived it even though it began to rain before we got there and I wasn’t sure if he would start freaking out….as it is he can’t yet handle the radio or even the AC as this distracts him. We will continue this on Sundays and soon he will be able to get his driver’s license.

It’s scary and exciting at the same time for me…and admittedly sad, my baby is growing up and will soon leave the nest.

A not So social experiment~

Ruby Cantu

So for the next week or two or more I will be living alone.  ALONE . BY . MYSELF. This will be the longest I will be without my boys, I have never done that so it will be interesting. I love my boys, I miss them. Boy # 1 told me that Boy # 3 cried because I didn’t say goodbye to him, true, GUILTY, I didn’t and Boy # 2 cried just because. Now I doubt any of them really shed a tear for me or my goodbyes, they get to visit with family, go boating and fishing and play video games. I was still asleep when Boy # 3 woke me up and I was not 100% coherent and had not yet made up my mind to head back home, but after getting up and taking a shower I decided it was time to head back, holiday be damned.

So now I am home and I’m hungry, there are a few items in my pantry and I will count everything, I’ve decided on a little experiment for myself, I want to see how long I can go without making a trip to the grocery store. I have plenty of chicken to get me through the next couple of weeks, I have some mesquite smoked sausage and a couple of slices of cheese. Oh one thing I do NEED is cream for my coffee. I had 20 gallons of water but I’m down at least 3.5 gallons. There are a few other odds and ends and this will be great practice for tougher economic times.

So this self serving experiment will test how long I can make the pantry items stretch, how creative I can get with my meals, how the almost complete isolation from other humans will work. As of tomorrow I will only take calls from the boys and Mystery Man. I will limit human contact to the cashier that rings me up and a few other social network interactions. I am relishing the time alone, I can wear my old birthday suit with my grungy socks, don’t have to shower or shave (but I will), I can sleep in or not.

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