the frying pan
For the first time since I began writing this blog, I didn’t put up a post for more than two weeks.
This means that I didn’t stick with The Schedule.
It nearly killed me to not stick with The Schedule. Because without Order and Routine and Schedule, who am I really?
(Aside from the obvious answer of Ali.)
Anyway, my work hours have been so crazy that I brought home non-organic grapes and let Maya wear mismatched socks to school.
Ali even resorted to “cooking” one night, when I didn’t get home prior to the dinner hour.
He utilized the new pans I finally bought (thank you for your speedy delivery Macys.com – now we can hopefully stop slowly dying of lead poisoning) and made two sunny-side up eggs.
Which led me to institute the following:
Rule #579– “When one makes a sunny-side up egg, one must clean up the greasy frying pan, the greasy stove, and the greasy spatula. Otherwise, one may not make a sunny-side up egg.”
Rule #580– “One may not, under any circumstances, utilize a metal utensil on the brand new non-stick pans. Ever.”
Aside from instituting new kitchen rules, I have lots of real work to catch up on. But I decided that today, on Christmas, there will be no work.
Instead, I will continue my pattern of ignoring Maya so I can put up a post. Even one that really has no point.
Because I can think of no better trade-off than to ignore my family in honor of The Schedule.
We’ll just call it a little gift to myself.