Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What's This? A New Breed, Or A Remake Of An Old Classic?

The deluge was the worst I'd seen since the spring rains before Katrina. It began raining in the wee hours of the morning, and revealed no desire whatsoever to let up.

So, newfound Domestic Engineer that I am, I arose with an innate desire to prepare some yummy rain/snow/bad weather comfort foods. You know: chili. navy bean soup. apple crisp. pumpkin pie.

What better way to spend the day with my new son, all warm and cozy. After all, it would just be he and I, as Aubrey and Israel were tasked elsewhere for the day.

I found I was out of bacon. (Who on earth could possibly create a yummy navy bean soup without bacon??) So . . .why not?

I bundled up the little tyke and headed out to the grocery store. In the torrential rain.

hmmmmm ~

I was empowered! I could indeed manage this task once again! I COULD bring home the bacon! It didn't matter that it had been more than 13 years since I'd toted car seat and baby, grocery cart and endless aisles of canned goods. I was WOMAN!

Elated, I returned home, planning on plugging into my idyllic fantasy of how the day was to play out.

And then, the phone rang.

My beautiful daughter had hit a snag in her babysitting exploit. Umm . . .namely: Her charge did not arrive on the bus. She had walked the 1/4 mile to the bus stop in the [at her place of employ, drizzling] rain with an 18 month old on her hip. Seems little charge did not want to ride in the stroller. And big sister did not exist. Or, at least her bus didn't.

When I picked up the phone, Aubrey was reduced to tears . . .and I, wonder woman that I am, rebundled my little package of joy, and headed back out.

Alas. We located the missing bus. Aubrey presented her ID, and we signed our life away at the little schoolhouse that sought to keep the young girl.

By the time I arrived home (again), it was supper time.

No delicous soup.
No yummy apple crisp.
No pumpkin pie.

Just a crumpled, fatigued body that demanded Jasmine Tea and tylenol.


Looks like the (re)learning curve is a bit wider than I anticipated it to be! :)


Anonymous said...

Well Wonder Woman of the new millenium! As the former domestic engineer who barely had it figured out herself- thank you not only for rescuing my charge but also for one of the best laughs in a long time!!!! Hope you have suceeded in making all of your comfort food - oh, I'm looking forward to learning how to make homemade fried chicken.

~ Angi :) said...

Oh great. So now I've committed myself to said such chicken frying task?!?!? LOLOLOL

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