Last night I had terrible insomnia. Without the use of much-needed Benadryl, I watched TV until I miraculously drifted off to sleep.
At 3 am like clockwork, my bladder beckons me and I roll out of bed, eyes half-closed, dragging my feet, but managing to step on my poor, little kitty Tia pretty damn hard. Why the hell was she sleeping on the bathroom rug?
As usual 4 am comes early when you have a noisy husband who hates that his wife is home on vacation for 2 months in the summer. Bang, bang, clack, crash, grrrrind, slam…. and he’s off… and I’m getting up to pee.
I rolled back into bed and Peaches joined me – she must have been looking out the front window. I called for Tia – the poor kitty I crushed this morning – but she didn’t come. I heard noise so I naturally assumed she was locked in somewhere.
Sure enough I open the guest room and smack her with door as she was eager to escape. Poor Tia!
Now I’m really up. Bailey is not even up yet!
I turn on Clean House: The Messiest Home in America – because frankly, there’s nothing else on at that time of the morning. Maybe I’ll get motivated.
Oh yeah – let me text John and let him know that he locked the cat in the spare bedroom!
I thought I heard the phone, so I send another text and sure enough… he forgot his phone. Great way to ignore me for the day!
Well, I might as well get the hell out of bed and make coffee.
As I reached the top of the stairs I noticed that the front door was left ajar once again. I swear someone is going to come and kill me some day!
I also saw my tennis bag thrown on the floor of the foyer but no tennis racket (I guess that’s still in the car) – he must have taken MY car!
Yep. The car’s gone and I can’t play tennis without my racket!
Oh well. I’m over it… until I open the fridge and realize that his lunch is still there but my marinating tortellini salad, that I made last night for company today, is gone. I hid it in the fruit bin too! So I guess I have to cancel my plans. So annoyed.
MX@@#r F@@@XX!!!!!!! XXXOOO@@XV!!!!!!
It’s only 7 am and I’m already pissed off!
So after all that ranting, here’s my recipe for Tortellini Salad.
Jacqui’s Tortellini Salad
1 lb tortellini, cooked and cooled
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small garden pepper, chopped
a sprinkle each of gray salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, ground coriander and salsa seasoning
extra virgin olive oil
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Stir well. Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
It’s easy and tasty, so enjoy!
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