I fell asleep in the sofa, at 10 pm on Monday evening. Angelos probably woke me up and took me to our bed sometime after. I have no recollection. I woke up yesterday at 11 am, had coffee, and left to go to the farmers' market. All this time I was dreaming about this. Going to the farmers'market the first tuesday after the event!
As I was walking in the market, my eyes and nostrills feasting on the fresh produce, I felt human again. Normal. Female.
Taking care of my house, making sure that dinner is cooked on time, picking up flowers and putting them in nice vases sometimes makes me feel more feminine than a pair of high heels and a nice hair do. Yes, call me weird ;)
I napped for hours in the afternoon. And woke up at 8.30 in the evening, made stuffed aubergines with mince and herbs, baked in tomato sauce with caramelised onions, parsley and tons of garlic. Then I cleaned some small fish, made fillets, and marinated them in lemon juice, garlic and parsley. I put them on the fridge where they have to stay for 24 hours, and I was asleep at by 11!
My sweet cleaning lady showed up at 8 this morning. I was already in the kitchen, making ice cream. My first attempt on vanilla ice cream since I've been in this house. It has turned out beautiful.
Then I made some strawberry sauce for the ice cream. It is cooling now too.
I have 2 people over for dinner tonight.
I am making a nice arugula salad with the marinated fish and baked garlic, bruschetta with tomato, basil and garlic for starters, pasta with langustine for main, and the vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce for dessert.
I cannot really describe the serenity all this cooking and house work has brought me. I got rid of all winter decoration, got my sea shells and peebles out and put them where the dry pine cones and small pumpkins were, I filled my vases with tons of roses, and I like my house again!
Now, I will go buy the wine for tonight. And then return home and get another long nap. I say I deserve all the naps I can get my darling!!!!