Monday, 16 June 2014

MrsM, domestic failure


Dido goes shopping in Waitrose

I want to tell you that this weekend
has been a tranquil experience,
creating a harmonious space
for my beloved and grateful family.
that I have drifted through sunlit rooms,
at all times present in the moment.

But it has not been like that.
Not at all.

It feels as though I have spent
the entire weekend buying stuff,
carrying stuff, unpacking stuff,
stuffing stuff into my stuffed house.
And although I bought a wagon load of food
somehow there was nothing to eat for lunch.
I've lost my domestic rhythm somewhere.
I hope it has not gone forever.
Let me know if you find it.

11 comments:

  1. I think it's probably off somewhere with mine. I hope they're having a nice time and that there's a beach involved.

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  2. Oh honey, don't be sad ... go out and enjoy your garden.

    Look at it from the other persepctive: no lunch=no calories ingested!

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  3. It is a curious feature of the big shop that there is never anything for lunch when you have finished unpacking.

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  4. Alas, I'm still looking for my domestic rhythm, but I do hope yours turns up soon. I spent a small fortune at the supermarket on Saturday but there is still nothing to eat tonight...

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  5. I hope that it gets better! Sometimes life seems to go like that doesn't it. I especially wish that I knew where the food disappeared to that I am sure that I bought, but know that I didn't eat! xx

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  6. Thank goodness. It's not just me.

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  7. AnonymousJune 16, 2014

    Food and house-stuff seem to have an inverse relationship. I thought our house would get a little more spacious as Son took carloads of stuff to furnish his own place; however it seems that the remaining stuff has just sighed and stretched out more comfortably over the same space. ~ Laura from VA

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  8. It must have gone to the same place as mine, too. We seem to be eating a lot of strange meals occasioned by suddenly realising something in the fridge needs eating up or the vital ingredient for something I planned has been forgotten. husband has also taken to suddenly announcing that he only wants a sandwich or an omelette when I'd planned a roast and pudding - must be the weather!

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  9. There's never anything for lunch here. Nothing interesting, anyway. Do you think eating cereal could become as acceptable at midday as it is before bedtime?

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  10. I had the same weekend! Ugh.

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  11. I think it's gone on holiday with mine - my weekend had an unexpected day in A&E with my 84yo dad and a broken elbow - that threw all my plans out of the window as you can imagine - still it could have been far worse it could've been a hip - now that doesn't bear thinking about!

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