July 22, 2010

The Lowest Point of My Move

In the midst of my crazed packing and cleaning, I threw out 98% of the contents in my fridge.

Out with you ketchup!
Out with you tomato sauce!
Out with you three-month-old chocolate pudding!

Hmm, on second thought, the pudding can stay...

Oh, it felt so nice to clean out my refrigerator! And yet, my frantic cleansing left me in a bit of a quandary.

A couple days before our big move, my stomach started to growl and I realized I hadn't eaten anything in hours. I wanted to drive over to Taco Bell or Wendy's or another artery-clogging institution, but my husband had the car and he wouldn't come home for awhile. Dejected, I rummaged through the near-empty fridge and scoured for something to eat. Dijon mustard? Ew. Raw garlic cloves? Ew. Bottle of curry paste? Has potential, but no thanks. (Yes, I was that hungry!)

And then I reached the lowest point of my move.

With a growling tummy, I grabbed the jar of cherry preserves and plopped myself down on the couch. Then, I proceeded to eat the jam with a spoon. Pathetic! Pitiful! And...so yummy.


Fortunately, Justin and I have (mostly) settled into our new digs in Maryland and I no longer have to subsist on fruit preserves. I can eat real food now! Unfortunately, this also means that I have to delve back into editing full-time. Ugh. Sometimes I get into the groove and edit for hours while other times I have to force myself to do it. This is one of those times when I'm procrastinating my revisions like crazy...


  1. Cherry preserves definitely beat the mustard and garlic. But I'm glad you can eat real food now!

  2. Lol. If only you'd had cream cheese to mix the preserves in, and crackers to eat it with! yum :)

    Glad you've (mostly) finished relocating to the humidity center of the world :P Let me know when you want to take a break from edits to grab coffee!

  3. Glad you made it safe and sound! Happy settling in.

  4. Congrats on surviving the move! I love imagining you eat jam straight from the jar.

  5. Wow. I would have been sick eating that. Glad you're done with all that now. ;-)

  6. LOL at least you have an excuse! I eat things like that even when there is food in the refrigerator (hello chocolate magic shell. . . yummm)

  7. Everyone procrastinates. For me its about getting dressed today. I feel like once the summer fog has gone away and the sun is finally out, then I will get moving. Sam and I are having a jammie morning though and I like it. I at least got Ada dressed :)

  8. Oh it's so funny to empty out your fridge to see what you've stored in there and just forgotten about it... speaking of which I think I should go searching through mine this evening!!

    Thanks for the reminder!!! Fun blog too... look forward to more! It seems we have similiar friends! Cool right?!