Today I’ve been photographing my food so that I could use it for Wednesday’s “What I Ate Wednesday” (WIAW). It’s one of my favorite days of the week because I love seeing what people eat. But I have decided that I won’t be using today. Want to know why?
Because I don’t want to tell you what I ate! LOL
Most of the time I do pretty well but sometimes, well sometimes, it doesn’t go as I would like.
My breakfast and lunch were good and I even didn’t snack when I got home because I was going to make a good healthy dinner for us all. See? Virtuous adult mom. Mark was working late but that is no excuse for us not to have a wonderful balanced meal made with love and care.
But I overcooked the rice pasta and it was gummy. Really gummy. Like “I’ll eat it because I’m the adult and the kids need a good role model but MAN” gummy.
The sauce was only so-so. It was a jarred sauce so how could I have hurt it you wonder? I added some home canned tomatoes to it because I didn’t want them to go bad. I was feeling so virtuous for not wasting food but really, it wasn’t very good.
My salad was fine, thank you. But I didn’t have time to make up anything special for dressing so I had oil & vinegar and you know what? I didn’t want oil & vinegar.
While dinner was cooking I had cut up some corn tortillas to make baked chips. Remember that I am virtuous and not wasting food and trying to go gluten free along with vegan so I can take the best care of myself possible? Yep. That’s me. Wonder woman.
And then I burned the chips. Oh and I forgot to turn on the dishwasher so my kitchen is overflowing with dirty dishes that need to be in the next load except the next load won’t be for about 2 hours.
Did I mention I still have school work to do tonight that I, honestly, don’t want to do? Or that I really just want to sit in a hot bath and forget I have to give a benchmark test tomorrow or that my ankles are swollen?
But I’m the adult so I’m going to do my work. Get the kids to bed. Find a way to deal with the burned chips. Clean the kitchen. Take care of the dog. And try as hard as I can to ignore the fact that I’m just plain grumpy. Or should I say crabby?
But I’m also going to call Mark and ask him to pick me up a pint of non-dairy ice cream on the way home. And I’m going to eat it all out the carton after the kids are asleep. And I’m not going to photograph it. Because I don’t want to and you can’t make me. How’s that for being mature??
Which is why I’m going to start over tomorrow morning taking pictures of my food for WIAW. Because I don’t want to show you the empty container!
At the end of the day I know I am blessed. I have everything I need and most of what I want. I have family and friends who love me and support me and a dog who licks me even when I don’t want her to. But I am allowed to be grumpy sometimes.
I hope your day wasn’t too grumpy and that if you need to eat a container of non-dairy ice cream from the container that you do it with pride! Or wearing your crab hat!