To the moon... for cheese?

Tillsonburg News - - OPINION - Linda hoff­man two­[email protected]­mail.com

do you have any idea how many ways one can eat bread and cheese?

i do be­cause it’s what i have been liv­ing on for some months while my kitchen is be­ing ren­o­vated. i en­joy cheese on white, whole wheat, plain or toasted, sliced, whizzed, chun­ked , grilled, mus­tarded. i change up the menu oc­ca­sion­ally with jam or honey. i spice things up once in a while with pick­led her­ring and have picked up pizza and chicken a cou­ple times. i also stopped once for a ham and swiss only to be told they don’t use swiss any­more. shows you how of­ten i do that, right?

i have very good friends who have brought me food or in­vited me out from time to time. what would i do with­out you?

The on­go­ing ren­o­va­tion to my kitchen has gone very well. at one point things were about two weeks ahead of sched­ule but that has now caught up to it­self and we are back on the orig­i­nal track.

i am in the wait­ing stage now. when the ar­rival of the cup­boards was moved ahead the things need­ing to be done prior to that had to be done much more quickly. elec­tri­cal, dry wall and paint­ing had to be done be­fore the new floor went down which had to be done be­fore the cup­boards came. since i did all the prim­ing and paint­ing my­self there were some late nights, very few breaks and some ex­tremely sore mus­cles but i got it all done in time for floors. The cup­boards have been de­liv­ered but as of this writ­ing, i am wait­ing for in­stal­la­tion.

The stove was moved back in af­ter floor was put down but is sur­rounded by card­board boxes of cup­boards so cook­ing is still not ef­fi­cient. i can ma­noeu­ver in to heat a pot of soup but ba­si­cally i am still in the cheese and bread stage.

i will let you know how it’s go­ing as things progress.

here are some new words for you. some i have heard so of­ten but was un­sure if i re­ally knew what it meant.

Pa­tri­cian – a per­son of noble or high rank; a per­son of very good back­ground, ed­u­ca­tion and re­fine­ment. (This has been used to de­scribe ge­orge h.w. bush.)

dis­pos­i­tive – re­lat­ing to or bring­ing about the set­tle­ment of an is­sue.

gen­tri­fi­ca­tion – process of ren­o­vat­ing and im­prov­ing a house or dis­trict so that it con­forms to mid­dle class stan­dards: process of mak­ing a per­son or ac­tiv­ity more re­fined or po­lite; restora­tion of run down ur­ban ar­eas by the mid­dle class re­sult­ing in dis­place­ment of low in­come res­i­dents. (This sounds like a good thing but the con­se­quences for the poor is ob­vi­ous and very sel­dom ad­dressed.)

mi­asma – a highly un­pleas­ant or un­healthy smell or vapour; an op­pres­sive or un­pleas­ant at­mos­phere that sur­rounds or em­anates from some­thing or some­one that one ve­he­mently dis­likes.

misog­yny – dis­like of, con­tempt for or in­grained prej­u­dice against women; feel­ings of hat­ing women or be­lief men are bet­ter than women.

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