When I get home from work – doesn’t seem to matter what time, whether I stay late for an aqua class or whether I come home straight away – I am starving. I’m emulating my rabbits who pretend that they have never ever in the history of the WORLD been fed. That is how it feels. Mostly I have prepared meals in advance, or I have a number of ingredients that are prepped and can be thrown together in a few minutes. But if it takes longer than about 20 minutes to assemble, you can bet I am pre-meal snacking. Tonight, I’m baking the lasagna. And the lasagna takes an hour and then 5 minutes to cook. And then 5 minutes to cool. That is way longer than I can hold out. So, my pre-dinner dinner has included a bowl of mini-wheats, broccoli, cheese, chocolate chips… Oh dear. It’s like I’ve HAD dinner already. I have, haven’t I? And the lasagna is still 40 minutes from being done.
I did try to distract myself. I read Consumer Reports. I washed all the dishes. I fed the rabbits. I put things away. But there was still TIME remaining. Or I may be fast.