I really do hate just cooking for myself.  it’s just not a lot of fun.  And with Victor in Dallas for a week, the urge to live on hot dogs and chili burgers is ever-present.  I decided I needed to come up with something quick and easy to head off the bad habits.

So…  when I got home yesterday, I cooked up a vat of vegetable beef soup.  Definitely enough to keep me going for a few days.  Healthy, reasonably low-calorie, and really chock full of vegetables.  And…  since Victor isn’t here, I was able to chop up a head of cabbage and add that to it.  I love cabbage, but, sadly, Victor does not.  Fortunately, he has other redeeming values…  But, really…  he doesn’t like (cooked) cabbage.

Oh well.

The soup has been perfect since I’ve been spending time with the bathroom renovation.  Just paint and a bit of redecorating, but it’s amazing the amount of time it takes…  The actual painting wasn’t bad, it’s all the detail work.  I even broke down and painted the linen closet – which meant emptying it out, going through everything, seeing what should be tossed…I refinished the old wood wall cabinet and the wood shelf.  I have a vision for the shelf, but I’m just not clever enough to make what I want.  I’ll find it one of these days.

And then there’s the rest of the decorations – or trying to find what I had in mind.  Since we have a 1950 ranch home with 1950 bathroom tile, I thought kinda going with a ’50s theme would be fun.  Well…  It probably would if I could find the right stuff for the walls.  Alas, I haven’t had a lot of luck.  My original goal was to have it 100% complete by Friday night when Victor got home.  I now think that it can be a work-in-progress and we’ll just find things as we go along.

It’s fresh, clean, and uncluttered.  That’s not a bad thing…



Notice how the color of the tile has changed since the green is gone…