I have officially hit The Breaking Point. I knew this was coming, but it still sucks. A lot.
I feel like our house is falling apart at the seams. Somehow we have no food (again), even though we got up extra-early on Saturday and went to the Farmer's Market. There is cat litter everywhere and a layer of dust an inch thick on every surface. I put in a load of laundry last night, and when I went to put it in the dryer I discovered it was full. So that's where all my underwear has been.
Nothing major has happened, but we're leaving for our trip to Vermont on Saturday and I just feel like I don't have time to breathe. I have to get the house cleaned, get a haircut, decide how I want my hair cut, do the laundry, book my work trip to Chicago later this month, get ready for my BFF's bridal shower, and book a trip to Scotland. Yes, Scotland. As in, land of kilts and bagpipes and the Loch Ness Monster. And Ewan McGregor.
So, I'm a little bit stressed out. And I also feel like a hugely hypocritical asshole, because the reason I "haven't had time to breathe"? Is because I was at Penn State all weekend with my friends, drinking $1 Long Island Iced Teas and getting milkshakes at the Creamery and doing things like this:
Because I need something fun to focus on (and I'm still too busy feeling like I"m going to puke about Scotland, does anyone else get queasy when they click "book ticket"?), let me tell you what I am going to make for this week's Whip It Up challenge. My little brother (remember the one who drove cross country by himself?) is off on his latest adventure: biking across the country with two of his friends.
They left northern New Jersey on Monday morning, and if all goes to plan, they will arrive at my house in Baltimore sometime on Thursday. I will then provide them with showers, a place to sleep that has four walls and a roof, and cram them as full of vegetables and protein as I can before they get back on the road and return to eating pasta at a campsite every night.
My menu, so far:
- Salad crammed full of veggies
- Blade Steaks with Mushrooms
- Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary
- Grilled Portobello Mushrooms (I was going to make grilled corn on the cob, with fresh corn from the Farmer's Market, but Joel very wisely pointed out that corn on the cob + riding a bike all day with very limited bathroom access = an uncomfortable situation)
- Homemade Iced Tea
- Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think that should hold them over for four thousand miles or so, don't you? At the very least, it will keep me occupied with something other than having a nervous breakdown until we board our plane to Vermont on Saturday.