A long weekend

Thanksgiving weekend has nearly ended. 4 days of nothing and it was wonderful. I spent Thursday cooking and hanging out with the fam. Nothing out of the ordinary really, same old crap. I did go home early enough to watch the Colts game though, a victory that I honestly wasn’t sure would happen but they came through and pulled it off.

Friday I thought about getting up early to head out for the Black Friday sales, I slept in instead. It was nice to just lounge around for a bit in the morning. I did finally head to town though, got one Christmas present bought and then went to the bank. I was home around 130.  Erin came over later in the day and we headed out for the evening.

We went to Sears, honestly it wasn’t so bad. Sure there were people around, but I didn’t think the crowds were too bad and the cashiers seemed to be moving along fast enough. After that we headed to Texas Roadhouse to meet up with Kyle. A good dinner with a good conversation is always welcome.

There are times that we get so caught up in the world going on around us I think sometimes we forget the little things that make us happy. A nice slow dinner, a great conversation about everything and nothing. Sometimes just being there with friends is much more important than just about anything else that we think is “important” in the world.

I spent Saturday cleaning, Erin came over for dinner and we watched the first two Indiana Jones movies. Just relaxing.

Today I’m watching Season 3 of The Office and doing as little as possible besides laundry so I have clean clothes for work tomorrow.

That’s the weekend. Nothing essentially but it was so rewarding and felt so good too.

The food here isn’t that great

I don’t know why but for some reason in the last 6 weeks or so, food just hasn’t tasted as good as it used to when I eat at home. Home has changed of course but nonetheless, nothing seems to taste right.

I don’t know why or what it is really but nothing tastes as good as it used to. The water here is different, the stove is electric instead of gas and the pans are different, but I feel like my cooking skills aren’t what they used to be anymore either. I’ve made a few dinners here in the last little while and they just don’t come out right. It sucks.

I used to enjoy food a great deal, but now it’s a chore. I have to find food, prepare it, cook it, and then clean up. Usually I love to do this, but I just don’t anymore. I just can’t figure out why really.

My kitchen is much smaller than I’m used to, I just feel cramped. My pans are different now, I’m just not used to them. My stove is electric, gas was what I used before and loved the control I had with it, electric is slow to heat and slower to cool.

I think I will get used to it, I just hate not being able to cook the food that I know and love to cook. Someday, hopefully soon I can enjoy a meal here again.