Monday, April 28, 2008

I miss being a housewife.....

I don't have much to say really. So I'm going to whine a bit (shocking). I walked the kids to school today instead of having to drop them off at day care and I got to walk home with one of the neighborhood mommies and chat and catch up. It's such a simple thing, but it's a culmination of those simple things that I miss. I love nursing school, I'm going to enjoy going back to work, there's just an element of my past life that I am also going to miss. Change is hard and no matter how enjoyable you'll find the next phase of your life there are always parts of your past life that will be sacrificed and missed. It's really hard to have it all.

So back to my conversation with one of the neighborhood mommies. She is wonderfully eloquent, is able to raise 5 children beautifully and is one of the nicest women around (she's Dodi's neighbor, and so all of the other neighborhood mommies will certainly vouch for what I have just said)....but here is her only flaw...SHE HAS NO BLOG! She reads all of ours...she's even peeked at our virtual neighbor in Australia, Danielle and enjoys her blog. I pointed out that former neighbor has even started a witty blog, which she has also read a time or too....This neighbor feels she has nothing to say that would interest us...but I have yet to have a conversation with her that was uninteresting. So Mrs. Kravitz (look you can even use that for your blog name), come join us! And while I'm in the mood for telling people what to do (unasked, by the way...but I'm so good at it...why don't people ask for my opinion more often?)...Danielle, we all think you are lovely and want you to leave your red neck neighbor and come move into our neighborhood...the house next to Dodi (and also close to Mrs. Kravitz and across the street from Colleeno, across the park from Martha and just up the hill from me) is still on the market!

And now for a housewifey thing to do, I'm going to share another recipe...don't worry, no hidden veggies. It's one of those ones that are great to give to people when they have babies, or someone dies, someone moves, or when someone is down, it's simple and freezable and it's in a crock pot so your house smells great, warm and homey.

French Dip
2 lbs beef top round roast, trimmed
1 can of beef broth and enough water to equal 3 cups
1 cup of Yoshidos Gourmet Dipping Sauce (you can also use tereyaki sauce, but I prefer the Yoshidos)
1 sliced sweet yellow onion
1 tbs rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tbs garlic powder
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste

Hoagie rolls

Place ingredients (except rolls --duh) in slow cooker/crock pot (or double bag in freezable Ziploc bags and freeze, or take to someone to put in their own crock pot).
Cover and cook for 5-6 hours on high, 8 hours on low
Remove meat from broth, thinly slice (keep warm)
Pour broth in small bowls, serve beef on rolls and dip in broth.

I shred the leftover meat, warm it up with a bottle of barbecue sauce the next day and then we have bbq beef sandwiches...but we only have a family of four so we can do that...


I am now off to plant the above...and maybe, just maybe I may crack open my book and study a bit.


ganelle said...

YEAH! Quit the lurking and start typing Mrs. Kravitz!
(And I couldn't agree more that she is one of the nicest ladies I know. In fact, I was just talking to her on the phone thinking "I need to figure out how to be more like her." Except for the no blog part!)

Logziella said...

I can imagine that going from stay at home Mom into working again with school in between would be a very bitter sweet thing...oh so good and yet missing the old things as well. hard sometimes but so rewarding.

I'll be thinking of you.

Daddy Forever said...

I would miss being with my kids to if I had to work in a real office (I work from home) or if I went back to school. I don't even think I could manage going to school with young kids. It would be so hard to study.

Sitting in Silence said...

Yes..yes... Mrs K....It's time to get with the program and start her blog....

She cannie keep her fans waiting for ever...LOL...

I love that I am a virtual neighbour......I am the luckiest blogger around....

Rock Chef said...

That recipe sounds really good. The weather has just turned nasty again (freezing cold rain!) and I would really love something like this right now!

And I agree - Mrs Kravitz should start a blog, sounds like she would fit right in here!

Martha said...

I had the pleasure of having Mrs. K's daughters over for lunch today and she so needs to start to blog, as her little one is TOO FUNNY...

And, I MISS you being just a mom...but with all seasons of our lives, we must cope with change. I was having a blast walking kindergartners to and from school today and "missing" those moments myself as mine are just about ready to go to school solo.

tz said...

well see mrs. kravitz...lots of people think you need to start a blog!

let us all know when you do!