One of the things I'm really looking forward to as a single person is experimenting more with cooking. Thomas was so strange and didn't really like to try new things. He was also very critical when I'd try something and it didn't work out. With me and the parrots as my only critic now, I can't lose!
Yesterday, I decided I'd better use up a butternut squash I'd had for a few weeks:
Another exciting thing about being single is that what used to be a meal for one evening now becomes three meals! This will be helpful if I need to bring lunch at my next job.
Ready to serve it up:
Yesterday, someone asked about Beeps. I am still looking for a home for him, but I haven't actually done anything other than think about it! I need to get going, but sometimes it's hard to motivate myself. I will try to contact the person who said earlier this month they might be interested in him to see if it might work. He's such a great guy, it just makes me so sad to think about losing him as well.
I had a meeting tonight. I am the volunteer treasurer of a nonprofit nature organization. In months past, Thomas would make a big deal out of me being gone in the evening, so these meetings became extremely stressful for me, even though I strongly believe in the cause. It was so peaceful today on the drive home to know that I would only be met with the happy whistles and exclamations of the parrots!
And, the parrots didn't disappoint. I was so devastated when I found out about the affair, but I am starting to realize that this might be one of the best things that could have happened. Of course I am sad about the animals that I am rehoming. They will stay in my heart forever and I hope to keep tabs on them for the rest of their lives. Perhaps our paths will cross again in the future. Until then, I know that much happiness awaits me and I am so excited to start my new life!