Now that my family has finally joined me back in Calgary, I am free to post on the internet that I no longer have my entire house to myself. Criminal Minds has scarred me, I take my personal safety against psychopaths and serial killers seriously.
Coming home to a dark and empty house after a week away, I imagine myself in a poorly cast horror film, reluctant to look at my reflection in the window, just anticipating that there is a masked murderer lurking over my shoulder.
Aside from the fact that I find it necessary to sleep with a pair of poultry shears underneath my pillow when home alone, I really do enjoy the solitude in the early morning and in the day light. I am free to belt out David Gray to my heart’s content, drink tea on the nice couches, and narrate myself aloud in a British accent when cooking myself a meal.
Though one further setback of coming home solo after a week on Vacation is a barren fridge. (not including the broccoli that liquified over the past seven days). Tumble weed, y’all.
I managed to scrape together a few reasonably satisfying meals from the contents of my pantry and freezer. But now that my mother and her credit card are back in town, I do declare a shopping trip is in order.
rolled oats, frozen banana, chia seeds, almond milk, cocoa powder, peanut flour topped with cocoa bliss and granola
fried egg, raspberry jam, delectably sharp cheddar with a side of peas and frozen grapes (read: the only green things in my house right now — aside from a moldy lemon that I simply refuse to touch)
In other news, I have conquered my post-vacation exams. They both went extremely well as far as I’m concerned, aside from my sleeping in this morning (JET LAG !!!) and waking up a mere hour before my English exam. These things happen in real life!? Coupled with the fact that it is a Saturday and busses run much less frequently on the weekends, I was out the door within 5 minutes of waking, making it to my exam right on time.
Over worked, unfed and caffeine deprived, I treated myself to a well-deserved late breakfast of steel-cut oats with coconut, craisins, dark chocolate chips, peanut butter and banana slices followed by a Yoga marathon at The Passage. It’s good to be home.