Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A New House and a Bowl Full of Curry
Hey everyone! You may or may not have noticed my blogging absence the last few weeks. If you did, I apologize.
A couple of weeks ago, Dayv and I purchased our first house. A week leading up to the move, we were packing every single night after getting home from work. And, after the move, we've been working really hard to find the perfect place for everything, along with making frequent trips to Lowes, Home Depot, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. And after nearly two weeks, things are coming along just fine. I'm almost happy. Almost but not quite.
I've been told by several people that no one moves into a new house and has everything perfect within the first couple of weeks. That it usually takes a few months, even. But, that's not how I roll. I'd rather have a perfectly ordered home within the first two weeks and be exhausted than be well rested and living out of boxes with no room to move. Because that's what causes me to have a meltdown(which I had about an hour after we moved in and I was surrounded by boxes). I'm extremely claustrophobic.
On Sunday, I was feeling very anxious after narrowly escaping a catastrophe with exploded pen ink and our white couch. I contemplated about what I wanted to get done considering the fact that Dayv was glued to the television watching football. I decided I needed to take some time for myself and do something where I could just zone out for a couple hours, all while feeling accomplished and happy.
I pulled out the vegan bible aka Veganomicon and scanned the pages. Does Veganomicon make anyone else feel better? It's full to the brim with endless possibilities. Any type of food you are in the mood for, it has for you to make and love. And what I needed was something that would make me feel warm and fuzzy inside, you know, because I was in my brand new beautiful home.
After going back and forth a bit, I made Red Lentil-Cauliflower Curry. It was warm, spicy, and comforting, just what I needed to relax and enjoy the moment. My first thoughtfully prepared dinner in my new kitchen. And now it is documented.
I'm also excited to announce that I will be participating in Vegan Mofo again this year! It was something I gave serious thought, considering how time consuming it is and the fact that I'm almost, but still not quite happy with my house yet. But, I knew I'd regret not being a part of this great communal event. So, it's definitely happening!
Thank you everyone for continuing to follow along and read my little blog. I love you all so very much.