Aug 14 2002

Oh how I love to clean

Published by at 12:39 am under Friends,Pets,Work

Don’t worry kids, haven’t become a Stepford Wife yet. . . the title is sarcastic in all ways. Much as I don’t like to clean, I do like the end result. And, since The Man and I are leaving soon for a mini-family reunion at Drummond Island, the house must be kitty-proofed. I have found a lady to come to our house every day and care for the cats. The Man calls her “Crazy Internet Psycho Lady” because I found her through the Net. However, one of my co-workers says that his neighbor uses the same lady and nothing bad has happened yet. I am not too worried about what the lady will do (steal stuff), I am worried about the cats. I worry that they will get sick or get loose (they are strictly indoor cats) and that the lady will not care for them correctly. But I NEED this vacation and the lady has been caring for animals for awhile. . . I must trust that she will not murder (through neglect or other nefarious means) my kittens.

It is DAMN COLD in this building today (I’m at work). The AC is pumping out the cold air and my fingers are stiff. I am pretty sensitive to cold. . . my hands freeze up pretty quickly. My finger joints kind of ache and I would really like to get out of here. Prolly shouldn’t be typing with hurting fingers but oh well.

Hung out with Vicki last night while The Man was gaming. We mostly stayed home but took a quick jaunt out for food. The night consisted of sitting on my porch drinking a pint of Captain Morgan and smoking a lot of cigarettes. Therefore, I was tired and a bit queasy when I awoke, but I feel much better now.

Tonight I will dust the bedroom, finish the laundry, vacuum, and create my Drummond Island shopping list. We need to take some easy to prepare food up with us. I will be doing a lot of cooking, I predict. But that’s okay. I like to cook.

Speaking of food I am really in the mood for my very own cheesy tomato saucy pasta. Want the recipie? OK, here it is:

2 cups of pasta (I prefer penne or corkscrew)
1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion, diced
1 can of tomato soup
about 2 tbsp. Worchestor sauce (I don’t measure, so this is an estimate)
about 1/4 cup ketchup (see above)
1/4 cup water
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Brown the meat and onion in a large saucepan. Cook the pasta. Once the pasta is done, drain the meat. Dump the pasta in the saucepan with the drained meat and onion. Dump everything else on top of it. Stir. Heat on med. until cheese it melted and everything is nice and hot. Serve. Serve some more. Serve even more. Yum.

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