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Never Lonely 
Apr. 22, 2012 8:56 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 8:20 am
Honestly, I don't have time to ever be lonely!  Perhaps I'm fortunate...  I enjoy rambling around Casa de Crazy with no other human contact!  I guess that's my point.  There's a big difference between  being "alone," and being "lonely."  I'm never ALONE...  I've always got two large dogs and four cats around me.  AND of course, there's the crazykitchen!

Were I a 1960's housewife, I might just arise and shuffle around the house for hours in a robe, curlers in my hair, and fuzzy purple slippers on my feet...  Perhaps the type that would have a cig in one hand, and a vodka in the other by 11am...or maybe not, and a list of "chores" to do, before the hubby came home from the office.  "Samantha" always had a martini for "Darrin" when he arrived home... did she "nip a bit" during the day?  I don't recall, afterall, SHE was "bewitched!"

Truth of the matter is, I'm NEVER lonely!  I have friends out there who call once or twice a week.  I'm addicted to tv...  I love old movies, and reruns of shows I've seen 3 times already!  I first put a tv in my kitchen 25yrs ago, BEFORE I became a kithen NUT!  I do have chores (when I feel like doing them,) but the one mainstay in my life, is the crazykitchen!  When I'm bored, I cook.  When I'm hungery, I cook.  Not hungery?  I cook!

Brunch today was biscuits and gravy.  I baked the biscuits, and made the sausage gravy yesterday, and set it all aside...  I didn't make it to eat yesterday!  I made it all, simply because I "had" to cook!

Were I an aristocrat, I' might spend my days shopping.  If I'm not mistaken, women enjoy shopping for NEW SHOES, HANDBAGS, CLOTHES.  Guess I'm at a loss, as I don't "like" to shop period!  I'd rather stay home and COOK!  Wonder if "my cook" would go shopping, while I stayed home and... you got it... COOKED! 

I'm not wealthy, I am CRAZY, and I have to do all of my own shopping.  Still, I'd rather stay home...  I guess I'm happy despite "crazy!"  Meantime, be happy, be healthy, be crazy (too!)
Apr. 23, 2012 5:26 am
well Stevie you seem to do a fine job at....keeping the four legged kids happy,you cook ( thought i saw that some where here)you clean, bet you do it all very well...later friend...judy
Apr. 23, 2012 9:45 am
Hi Stevie! Great blog... so many people think you have to be surrounded by friends and shop like there is no tomorrow, to be happy... they tend to think of homebodies like us as lonley folk with no life! I'm so glad you have set the record straight... Stay crazy my friend!
Apr. 23, 2012 11:48 am
If I had a nickel for each time someone has asked me if I'm lonely, I would be wealthy! But, after having raised a large family, and had both my father and MIL live with us for years, I relish the serenity. I can eat when I like, cook when I like and sleep on my schedule....ok, the cats' schedule. There are times when days pass and I have only spoken to my 4 legged kids. But lonely? Never. All I would have to do is step out into the hall and there is a neighbor. My kids and friends do call and I really feel blessed to have exactly the social schedule I choose.
Apr. 23, 2012 12:07 pm
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . . . Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito and Louise Fletcher. McMurphy: “I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this”. Yep, nothing wrong w/ being crazy as we all are in varying degrees!
Apr. 23, 2012 8:19 pm
Judy, "which hat" must I be wearing tonight? Cook, maid, dog groomer, personal shopper.... Be well, friend!
Apr. 23, 2012 8:21 pm
Terry, glad to hear from you! You are so right! Guess some of us actually LIKE our own company! Besides, as the saying goes... "home is where the heart is!" What's wrong with being a "homebody?" Be well, and be crazy!
Apr. 23, 2012 8:26 pm
BigShotsMom... who says we must all "conform" to the "norm?" I am, and have always been, a "night person." I refuse to get up at 6am to fix breakfast - lol! What's wrong with getting up after 9? Well, since I quit working, I've been on my own schedule, beating my drum at my own pace! Be well!
Apr. 23, 2012 8:30 pm
ConkyJoe... multiply "me" to the nth degree! Perhaps I'm in my own "loony bin" and just don't know it... lol! But then... WHO CARES? Be well - ok, crazy, but but be well!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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