Saturday, March 21, 2009

Home Alone

Hello blog-sters!
I, Dona Sarkar, am HOME ALONE for the next two weeks! DH has gone off on a trip, leaving me with an empty house where I can do whatever I want for 2 whole weeks! (Okay, so I'm at home for about 12 hours a day, and sleep for 7 hours, so that's only about 5 hours I can really do much damage!)
Why is this such a big deal? I have NEVER lived alone! Can you imagine that? I lived with my parents, then with roommates, then with my husband. So, this is a rare and strange event for me, one I have been planning for for quite some time.
The day started off with me doing some "fun" cooking...stuff only I like to eat. On a normal basis, I am not the cook in the house because I only know how to make two things: tomato soup and vegetables. Today I decided to make both.
This is NOT a picture of what I made :) but looks yummy anyway
The tomato soup quickly became a curried tomato soup with quinoa and it is Delicious. I, literally, cannot stop eating it. Browsing the web, I found a recipe on While I am not a vegan, nor fat-free, I love some of the foods on there, so I followed that recipe and added quinoa. I'll reiterate, so good!
This actually does look like what I made =)
The second thing I made was roasted vegetables which was about as simple as it sounds. I used a bit of sea-salt, but not much else on the super-fresh vegetables. A perfect side to the tomato soup!

Next on the list was some seriously wild dancing with my cat. He was not amused.

And what is a "girls day" without shopping?

I had a "Pretty Woman" afternoon and some random guy even told me, "You're doing your part to boost the economy!"

I plan to make the most out of every free minute the next two week, but I need ideas: What do you girls do when you're "home alone"?
Dona Sarkar


TinaFerraro said...

This sounds like so much fun, Dona! Last summer I had four days when "the fam" went camping and I stayed home for jury duty (which I am happy to say I never had to actually serve). I loved my alone time...reading, writing, watching movies, walking and seeing friends. But I was also really happy when they returned.

Meredith said...

I have spent about 2 weeks total home alone while my family is on vacation. I have spent the time with friends, catching up on stuff that I have DVR'd, reading books, doing art projects, listening to music, window shopping, and just relaxing in a quiet house.

stephhale said...

I don't think I've been alone in about six years but if I was I think I'd get some reading done!

Thao said...

I love the roasted veggie pic, makes me wanna eat veggie even though I hate them.
I'm not home alone a lot. I'll probably just read some books and play with my dogs. Or write something for fun ^^

sunnynikki said...

I live by myself so everyday is home alone day for me. It is pretty awesome until I hear noise at night or something breaks, then I wish someone else is around. I hope I don't become one of those people that hates living with other people and can't adjust to it. Until then I read when I want, don't clean daily, and watch really horrible television without guilt.

Marjolein Reads said...

At thhs time im at home recovering from some stress issues I am home alone more often now, and when I am I read mostly, or I am watching vintage sitcoms and movies. Or visit great author websites and blog like this one! Or..make some delicious home made tomato soup (yumm my favorite comfort food haha),fun to read that I am not alone in my cooking the food pics Dona!

Erin said...

Wow, two whole weeks? Fun!
I'm not home alone as often as I once was, but I usually use that time to catch up on my reading, maybe get a manicure or facial, and relax.