There is no eating around here today and tomorrow. Just drinking liquids. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy Wednesday at noon. I ate very lightly on Sunday and Monday, but had cooked a variety of foods so Terry would have something to eat while I sat out the meal times. Starting on Tuesday morning I only drank clear liquids along with the 64 ounces of laxative mix that will clean out my system.
What I have found today is that staying out of the kitchen, preparing food, eating food, and cleaning up, gave me lots more time and energy to do other things. I did laundry, cleaned the patio, and read. I never had to stop to think about what to cook. I never had to stop to fix food. I worked right through lunch time, and as dinner time drew near, I just went on doing what I had been doing.
Terry came home and heated up leftovers for his dinner. As he cleaned up, he asked if I had run the dishwasher since there was so little in it.
“No, I just didn’t eat anything or cook anything all day.”
I’ve had friends tell me they only run their dishwasher every two or three days. Now I’ve figured out how they do it. They don’t eat! Not eating makes life much simpler.