Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's All About Me

Last night I decided to have for supper all the things I didn't usually make in the past because my ex didn't like them. Here's the menu:

Sole fillets sauteed in butter and seasonings
Ravioli with a broccoli and white cheddar filling
Lemon dill sauce (for both of the above)
garden salad with sliced tomatoes
Red wine (the last of the Tarapaca Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon)

I ate the above while sitting on my tiny back deck at my little bistro table, enjoying the beautiful warm evening. My ex doesn't like fish, cooked broccoli, dill, tomatoes, wine or eating outside. Funny how we can go for years doing things to please others and never giving consideration to pleasing ourselves.

I had a lovely meal, a lovely evening, and I'm definitely going to do something like this again!

Update: I've mowed and watered the lawn and am now caught up on outdoor chores. Next: vacuuming and dusting... tomorrow.


Saffa Chick said...

Geez, I go away for a couple of weeks and you turn your life upside down!

You don't say much about it, but I'm pleased you are taking over "his" chores so easily and are spoiling yourself. Isn't it nice having the bed to yourself too?

You sound strong and capable, and you have good friends and a close family there for you... you'll be ok. If not, we're here for you to vent to!

Canadian Girl said...

Saffa Chick, your kind words made me smile. Thank you.

I didn't much feel like sharing the sorrows of my marriage breakdown, particularly when you are just starting your happily ever after. Two little pieces of advice: make the time to do things as a couple (particularly if you have children), and keep the lines of communication open.