I’ve been sick 2 times in a month that only has 28 days. There are approximately 373 tissues in all of my pockets and purse. I look like a worse version of Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer. There is a large orchid plant in my bathtub (because I don’t know what to do with it). There is a stack of mail I haven’t looked through from last week. My sink is clogged. Every dish in my house is waiting to be put away. Seth worked 101 hours this past pay period. My basement is the dustiest place on earth. My bird-feeder has been empty for like 2 months and I’m just sure all the neighborhood birds either hate me or died because I didn’t put food out for them. I’m wearing the same 4 sweaters over and over again because WINTER. My lips are so chapped that they cracked open. My nails and toe nails haven’t been painted in like… 3 months. I’ve been told that (my 27 year old self) is a ‘baby’ 3 times in less than 3 weeks which I mean I guess sounds right since my skin is breaking out like I’m 16 years old.
There you have it. My life as of right now. I can’t even. I can’t even but I can… I can because I have too and my problems could be worse. They could be worse but they also feel monumental right now. I know I need to feel grateful but it’s hard to accept.
All I want is not not be sick, have Seth not working all night and all weekend and have a home that looks picture perfect ALWAYS.
I think the internet made me think this is possible and maybe for some people it is but it’s not my life right now and I’m throwing the biggest pity party you could think of- Wanna come? You have to wear black and be okay listening to the saddest mix of Europop and Folk music I pick out. Please bring cupcakes and nail polish.
Anyway, sometimes it’s a struggle to just have time to go through the mail and go on a date with your spouse. AND THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN A BOOK SOMEWHERE. Screw you Disney Princesses and Tuck Everlasting.
And to get to the point of this post, well here it is:
‘Sick Day WTF Soup’ proudly and most
humbly made with the most random things I found in my kitchen. I considered is great blessing because it actually turned out not just to be edible but good. So, I encourage you the next time you have a WTF day to bang around your kitchen and make something, it takes the edge off. Kind of.
Sick Day WTF Soup
half a bunch of kale (Curly Kale)
1 can of black eyed peas
2 carrots, chopped
6 cloves of garlic, minced (have a cold, use 6. don’t have cold use 2-3)
2 Tbs of olive oil
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 can green chile (Hatch and hot)
1 zucchini, peeled and diced
2 dashes of Tabasco
1 dash of worcestershire sauce
4 cups veggie stock
2 handfuls of any pasta you have
Here’s what you do: loudly and with must gusto
1. put olive oil and garlic in pot, once oil is hot add carrots and zucchini and leave for 5 minutes.
2. add drained black eyed peas, green chile and corn leave for 5 minutes
3. add chopped kale and cook till wilted (5 minutes)
4. add veggie stalk and Tabasco and worcestershire sauce
5. add pasta, cover and simmer for 15-25 minutes (however long you can wait to eat, the pasta just needs to be done)
6. put in bowl, top with fancy parm that you bought on sale at whole foods and enjoy.
Okay, bye! I’ll be crying in the hallway or partaking in shopping therapy or reading sad stories and listening to sappy music!