ALL BY MYSELF

Chris left to drive a truck to Michigan yesterday with my Dad, so I’m home alone. I think it’s great when Chris gets these opportunities because, well, we need the money, but I’ve noticed that I’m not good at being home alone. I don’t eat properly when Chris goes on these drives. It’s not uncommon for me to have a bag of Skittles for dinner. The most ambitious dinner was the time I had crackers with a can of tuna. Toast is also a good choice. Chris will call every evening to check in and he always asks me what I had for dinner. “Toast?! You had toast for dinner?â€? OK, it sounds bad when you say it like that, but at the time I thought toast for dinner was a really good idea.

Last I night I actually made myself a meal. Of course I did it with the intention that I could take the leftovers for lunch the next day. I had chicken with rice and squash. Yummy. It helped that I could make the rice and squash in the rice cooker at the same time and that I finally figured out that you can cook those frozen chicken tenders on the panini maker without thawing them first.

When Chris called last night, he asked me what I had for dinner. I told him about my fabulous meal. I think he was very impressed after he got over the initial shock.