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Dinner for One

November 28th, 2011

Today is the first official day of gun season for deer here in Ohio. That means Mr Chiots set off yesterday morning to meet my dad at the family hunting cabin so they could be in the woods at the break of dawn this morning. That means I’ll be eating alone all week long. I spent all day Saturday cooking up a few pots of soup for him to take. With the leftovers I won’t even have to worry about cooking this week, a few quit minutes on the stove and dinner for one will be served.

It doesn’t really bother me to be alone, I’m an introvert so I rather relish it. It’s actually perfect that it happens to be this week because I have a ton of work to catch up on from being sick and the holidays last week. Not having Mr Chiots around means that I’ll be able to dedicate all of my time to working and to finishing up the last few garden chores of the year. I’m hoping I’ll even have a few minutes to spare to get a few pages read in my newest book: Elements of Garden Design!

Do you enjoy time alone or do you like to have people around?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.