My Rut

I like my rut. I’m  home again,
there’s a list of quits I want to finish,
knitting piles surround me now,
can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

I bought the food and stowed it away,
the laundry is done, no ironing today,
the crossword puzzle is almost finished,
can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

It’s nice to be home. I like it here,, but
cooking is not my favorite thing.
I liked the meals aboard ship;
can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

I have better things to do with my time:
quilting and knitting and searching online,
looking for patterns and dreaming designs,
can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

It’s dinner time.. got to get ready,
lets see, there’s hamburger and rolls…
that’ll do for today, oh dear!
Can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

I have a book I want to read;
it’s getting exciting, a mystery for sure.
It’s almost over, and then there’s the News,
can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

I’m home again. I like my rut,
but I miss the meals and service supreme.
I have to cook and shop and do the dishes,
can I show up in the dining room and a meal appears?

It’s “Déjà vu” —- (yesterdays stew)
Or  “MUST_GO”—- (before it spoils) or
There’s “YOYO” —-(you’re on you own)—
can I show up in  the dining room and a meal appears.?

Slumgullion on the menu -hamburger-macaroni-and-tomato-sauce….
all cooked and ready with applesauce too.
Come eat, bring your fork and “enjoy”
show up in the dining room, your meal is here!

Can you find my mistake?

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6 Responses to My Rut

  1. Laura LA says:

    Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the elves cooked up the perfect meal. Needn’t be anything fancy, just so long as they do it and leave us time for other things.
    I’m with you – love family dinners, hate cooking them.

  2. Tam says:

    My sentiments exactly. I have to convince myself cooking is fun if I just get creative! I prefer to have my suppers appear also–doesn’t happen! Love your terms for all you types of meals. Now I know what to say to my husband–especially “Yoyo!”

  3. Judy C. says:

    That’s exactly how I would be if Hubby didn’t do all the cooking. It’s amazing how easy he makes it seem and how totally delicious it is. I am so thankful!

  4. Tara says:

    Deja vu, must go and yoyo appear on MY dinging room table with great frequency, too! And there’s always take out when they run out…..

  5. newtreemom says:

    An old friend of mine used to have “peanut butter foldovers” (not even a sandwich- just peanut butter spread on one piece of bread and folded over) on nights that were too busy for anything else. Her saint of a husband loved them- even fixed them for everyone and poured the milk to go with them.

  6. Sweet! I’ve often wondered how it would be to have a cook. You did for three weeks, right? Lovely ‘deja vu’ for you, not as nice when one arrives home, Fran. Terrific poem and I love the way you slipped in the rhymes.

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