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Beef Stew, Ice Cream, Cookies and Bread...Im Pooped!

Updated on October 15, 2009

I’m exhausted…what in the hell went wrong?

Work has been pretty draining these days.  I normally start work at 6 AM, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to get in there for 5 AM…in an attempt to sneak in a few more reports before my “ALL TOO ANNYOING” boss makes his presence.

So last night (which was Friday) I decided that I was just going to take it easy today.  Relax, lounge around in my sweats, read, do some writing and maybe watch 1 or 2 of my “Netflix” movies.  Well guess what?  It didn’t quite work out that way!

It all started with…my boyfriend took the day off from work yesterday and decided that today would be a great day to build a beef stew.  I CLEARLY remember HIM talking about what HE was going to put in HIS stew, while we were sitting in the hot tub last night.

Just a funny little side note…although it wasn’t so funny to me at the time; my boyfriend told me he was going to the grocery store (to pick up the ingredients for HIS stew.)  He asked me if I needed anything while he was there, I said “sure, I’d really like some club soda.”   So I got home from work yesterday, started talking about my day, opened up the fridge to reach for an ice cold club soda…and lo and behold…NOTHING!

At this point he’s telling me about everything he’d accomplished throughout the day, so I just stared at him with a huge question mark on my face (and the fridge door still open) and he says “WHAT?”  Guess he must’ve been annoyed by the nasty look he was getting. 

I asked him “Where’s the club soda?”…I immediately get that “puppy dog just peed on the rug” look, along with an “I’m sorry, but it’s not like I wasn’t busy all day” comment.  I guess he thought I was playing “Donkey Kong” during that nine and half hours that I spent at work! 

Now, as if that wasn’t irritating enough, he then proceeds to say “it’s funny too, because I had to go back to the store (which is 6 miles away) after I realized that I forgot the stuff for my beef jerky”…HOW IS THAT FUNNY?  TMI!!!!  Didn’t really need to know that last part!

Anyway, getting back to today...woke up at about 7 this morning (which is really late for me) and it was pouring out.  I thought “perfect…exactly the kind of day where I could justify acting like a lump on a log.”  I had every intention of being a complete and worthless slug, but that’s not how it went down.

I started out sluggish, got out of bed, checked my Facebook and Hub Pages and had a cup of tea.  Puttered around the house for about 10 minutes, waiting for my boyfriend to get out of the shower, then I jumped in the shower myself.  At that point I was still feeling a little relaxed and laid back.

Well, as soon as I came out of the bedroom (dressed in those comfy sweats of mine) it all started.  My boyfriend (mind you…none of this is his fault) says “I’m heading over to Lowe’s, what do you plan on putting into the stew?”  HUH???  That’s ok though because the wacky world of “Wendi”, which resides in my head, was already in full spin…that part of me that thinks I need to be doing something constructive every waking moment.  So, stew?  No problem, I’m on it!

He leaves…I start building HIS stew.  While reaching for my Crockpot, I notice my lonely little ice cream maker sitting there, almost begging me to take it out…it hadn’t been touched in over a month.  So the stew’s put together now, and the preparations begin to make my favorite Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  One of the ingredients that go into the ice cream is Vanilla Extract, and I made the mistake of leaving it out on the counter.

So, now the stew’s cooking, the ice cream’s spinning, I look over at the Vanilla Extract…and wouldn’t you know it, I find myself making a batch of Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies.   Guess what goes into cookies?  Flour!  Bread machine hasn’t been used in months (I’m sure it was feeling neglected too,) and French Bread smells so good when it’s cooking!

By the time my boyfriend got back from Lowe’s, I had turned our kitchen into “what smelled like” the local “Bistro!”  He gave me a strange look, made a couple of his usual sarcastic comments, such as “it’s about time you do something around here!” and walks away shaking his head saying “it’s a good thing you decided to relax today!”

It was 1:30 by the time I had all of these little projects, either completed or under way, and we still hadn’t eaten lunch.  So I threw a quick little salad together.  Of course, my salads can’t just consist of lettuce and tomatoes…have to add all of the little extras; such as black olives, peppers, scallions, cheese and chicken.  As I’ve stated in previous blogs…when it comes to Wendi “NOTHING CAN EVER BE SIMPLE!”

“Ok, so lunch is done, kitchen’s cleaned up, think I’ll get on the computer and start writing.”  At least that’s what I intended to do.  Instead I spent about an hour keying in NH Lottery Replay tickets. 

For those of you who don’t know what that means; when you buy any kind of lottery ticket in NH, and it is not a winner, you get a second chance to win prizes by keying in the serial numbers on those tickets.  Well we don’t do it on a regular basis (the keying part anyway), so I found myself keying tickets dated all the way back to July.  IT’S OCTOBER NOW!

SO, needless to say, as far as accomplishing my goals for the day…NOT A ONE (except for the writing, obviously)!  Didn’t read, never lounged around, DVD player hasn’t been touched, and I am starting to feel really hungry.  You know why?   IT’S 6 PM!!!!!!!!!!!

Think I’ll just take it easy tomorrow…YA RIGHT!  Can’t wait to get back to work on Monday so I can rest!


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      Wendi M 8 years ago from New Hampshire

      LOL, anytime Lissa.

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      Lissa Lynn 8 years ago from upstate NY

      Wow, sounds good! You should come relax at my house sometime, Wendi :)

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      Wendi M 8 years ago from New Hampshire

      Thanks hun...should've come back for the rest of the goodies!

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      Alicia-Her Daughter!! 8 years ago

      Ya those cookies!!! sooo good mom!!