Monday, September 22, 2008

Mac & cheese, MY ultimate comfort food

Today was one of those days that you kind of dread.. it s tarted off at 4am with "Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooom... I'm gonna be SICK!!" so when my alarm went off at 6:20 this morning I knew I was destined to stay at home with P who proceeded to 'be sick' until around 4:30 when he finally fell back to sleep. I watched some news, then called work to let them know I wasn't coming in and then climbed back into my own bed so I could get some sleep (since I didn't really go back to sleep after P. got sick) then my phone rang at 9:30, my office was calling because one of the computers wasn't working, when I asked what the problem was exactly the response from the other end was "it's got an error message" Oy Vey.. well.. since I can't see what's going on you're going to have to call the computer guy, here's the number (that I had to look up online because the person on the other end either didn't have it or was too lazy to look for it) and then I proceeded to go back to bed... when another knock came at my door at 11am.. it was my landlord.. with a guy from the local utility company, meters had to be moved, pipes were rotting outside.. blah blah blah.. so I had 2 guys going in and out of my apartment for a good part of the afternoon taking the utility meters out of the closet in my bedroom and moving them outside (which is awesome because now I can actually use that closet for something other than hiding Christmas and birthday presents and hopefully not have to worry about creepy spiders in there anymore.. I have horrible arachnophobia)
Since the Kid didn't really want to eat anything more than pastina with butter and I was planning on stopping at the supermarket after work today because there wasn't really much to work with in the fridge I had to make due with what I had.. even if it was a slightly bare form of my usually cheese packed mac & cheese.. some basic Bechamel with 2 cups of marbled cheddar cheese mixed with some cannelli spirals, topped with some bread crumbs and a few dabs of butter and tossed in the oven at 350°f for 10 minutes and I've got my comfort food, for a day that was less than comforting..
Here's to hoping tomorrow is better.. at least the kid hasn't gotten sick anymore today.