Are you superwoman or are you SUPERWOMAN?

I sit around here thinking I don’t have time to clean, I don’t have time to get stamps, I don’t have time to remove the dead plant from the living room, or maintain a cheerful disposition, because I am working.  And I have a child, and a husband and a dog.

But then there is Trenesa–who works so much she works in her sleep, has two children, a husband, learned Mandarin Chinese for her clients in China, has a warm, inviting, and spotless house, and a sense of humor and made us the best avocado white bean guacamole with jalapeno and lime wrapped in warm corn tortillas that I have ever had for a snack, while talking to the camera, feeding/keeping her baby happy, looking absolutely beautiful and then moved on to make dinner.  I can’t touch that.  I can hardly schedule in volunteering to do my own paperwork.  I lost my mascara a few months ago and I’m not going to even look for it.

I have got to believe that it has got to be hard though (otherwise, I’m just, I don’t know–underwoman), to keep all of that going all of the time.  She did say that she would like to have more time of the family sitting together, so that’s what we are going to try and figure out.

In the meantime, make that guacamole.
2 avocados, 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic, 1 fresh jalapeno, minced,  juice from 1 or 2 limes, 1 can of well rinsed cannellini and salt and pepper to taste.  Mash everything together with a fork but the beans;add those last, keeping them whole.  Steam corn tortillas in the microwave and wrap them around the guacamole.

You could serve this with a salad of shredded romaine, red tomatoes, yellow peppers, red onion, cucumber, cheddar cheese (and even bits of a spicy ham) and that would be dinner, right there.

1 thought on “Are you superwoman or are you SUPERWOMAN?

  1. I love your term “underwoman”. When I was a stay at home Mom, I
    often felt that way even though I had three little kids under
    six. I made breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts (millions of
    cookies at Christmas-until my therapist told me I could stop),
    I did the lion’s share of cleaning and shopping, etc. Somehow,
    I could never give myself enough credit for doing such a big job.
    I jumped back into the paying working world (in kitchens,
    no less) and “having it all” came into play. The irony!
    On my key ring, I have the dangling Virgin Mary and Superwoman.
    Two inspirations to keep on keeping on and to remember to love
    myself for what I can and cannot do…..

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