Mr. Thyme

Saturday, February 4, 2012

We have a new friend in our house!

A little Thyme plant. I got him at Trader Joe's -- I LOVE TRADER JOE'S -- for less than $3. At first he lived in our kitchen window, but he wasn't getting much sunlight. So he moved to the picture window in our living room, and he loves it there! He's been contributing a lot to the cooking that goes on in our house. More than me, that's for sure. :)

Wes & I used to fight quite a bit about meal planning, grocery shopping, and food in general. I felt pressure in this Seminary culture {real or imagined -- I don't know}, and as a newlywed in general, to be a wife who cooks for her husband. But truthfully? I just don't like to cook. And I especially don't like to cook after getting home from working 8-10 hours a day. It took me a long time to be okay with that, even though Wes was against that stereotype from day one. And after a while, he developed a love for cooking, which is soamazingIcan'teventellyou. He cooks, I do the dishes, we collaborate on the laundry... we're a team.*

Anyway, I love this little Thyme plant so much, it makes me think that I can't wait to have a little garden someday. Fresh, cheap, organic produce at my disposal -- it sounds so amazing! But then again, it also sounds like a lot of work. Hmm. Maybe I'll just have a few potted herbs instead. :)

*If you haven't read this post about marriage, you should. I love it. You make me laugh, and you make me think hard and new ... this is what we do, we make each other better at being ourselves....


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