It's been a rough couple months here Chez Maeve - largely it's been me, but there have been other issues with the people I live with. Sometimes you have to pull back in extreme ways just to keep yourself whole - that's how it's felt. This blog, such as it is, has often felt like… Continue reading Not Dead…Not Quite Out of Bed
This happens all too often... That something has occurred is not, in and of itself, indicative of a normative situation, so it's rather foolish to discuss it that way (as though it's typical). Conversely, the fact that an occurrence is not normative doesn't warrant exclusion with the dismissive, "that almost never happens...". Also, not everything's a… Continue reading Random Thoughts for a Wednesday
"...books about cooking largely admitted what every homemaker knew to be true: that feeding people was backbreaking work, and then you died." (The "Myth" of Easy Cooking by Elizabeth Dunn - linked in earlier post referenced and linked below) Thanks to Els' encouragement to expand on my earlier post (which was really just a link), and… Continue reading Easy, My Ass…
When it comes to those I love, I'm a card-carrying member of People Pleasers International. This isn't exactly a good thing, because it means that I tend to contort myself in all sorts of ways to ensure that everyone is happy - not necessarily acting in their best interests, you understand, but trying to make them… Continue reading True Confessions Tuesday
There is no menu here in Maeve's House of Sickness. None. Actually I'm the only one who is sick, but since I AM the House of Maeve, there you go. Perhaps you're wondering why I have not sent forth the minions to shop for provisions and then cook them. Because it would be too much… Continue reading Reality-based Menu – Invalid Edition
Sometimes we have these angsty little confessions (last week, for example). Then there are the humorous ones. This morning I was trying to get all the laundry out of the washing machine and couldn't reach the socks in the bottom because my boobs got in the way. I need to stop eating cookies in the closet.… Continue reading True Confessions Tuesday (I know today is Wednesday)
FINALLY - some actual honesty about "Easy" cooking for the family. Recommended reading for anyone who has to cook dinner for more than him/herself. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/11/the-myth-of-easy-cooking/417384/ You're Welcome!