Lack of (electrical) Power and Food

Our power is out at home – no electric, heat or water – and the electric company says it’s out until Thursday. I’m staying with friends, who are generously letting me sleep on their couch, which I really, really appreciate.

However, I’m a little ‘off’ with food. I’ve lived alone in my own apartment since college (many years ago), and I’m just used to my own refrigerator.

I’m not exactly sure what to do – my friends have a very full refrigerator and love to cook and eat – they spend most of their time in their kitchen. I don’t want to get in the way.

They are so generous and continuously offer food, telling me that I am welcome to anything and everything. However, they don’t eat like I eat. The fridge is filled with pasta in cream sauce and ribs and sausage and pepper and pie, etc. There are no veggies or light fare at all.

Is it rude to bring my own food? In some ways, I’d rather just stay out of their kitchen.

So far, I took myself out to dinner Saturday and got a salad bar. And out for lunch Sunday and had soup and salad. Still, eating out I find I end up eating more than I would when I’m home. (Forget about how expensive it is – I consider myself to be in a state of emergency :-)) Also, I figured I’d give my friends some time to themselves.

I did eat with them last night – cheeseburgers and macaroni and cheese and coconut custard pie. Not a green vegetable to be found. We had a lovely time, and I don’t mind eating such heavy stuff occasionally (and I am incredibly grateful for their hospitality.) But still, my body’s not it’s usually absolutely comfortable self.

Add to it, that everything is ‘off’. I’m sleeping on their couch, and not sleeping well. At all. When I’m just simply exhausted, I sometimes think I’m actually hungry. Or I look to food for energy when I normally wouldn’t.

So, everything feels a little weird out of my home, my comfort zone. What am I going to do about it?

Nothing. I’m going to be fine, no matter what. I’m too busy to worry anymore about it. Hopefully, power will come back soon. ‘Cause what I really, really need is sleep!

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