Having told you of and probably surprised you with the news of having married, I imagine you would like to hear and see a little more about Peter and me. So how does it feel to be married?
The answer is very simple: It feels wonderful. Being with Peter is so easy and beautiful because we are so similar in our ways of being and are so good for each other. I really feel I have arrived. I feel at home.
Another lovely thing is that we are not only very much alike on the inside, but also on the outside. Both having about the same height, shoe size, androgynous figure, and taste in fashion, we enjoy switching clothes – half of the things in my wardrobe are from the men’s department anyway. Clothes switching happened accidentially the first time, when I stepped into Peter’s jeans one morning and did not realize they were his because they fit so well. I could have realized, however, that they fit so much better than my own! We also share sweaters and jackets which is fun and feels very comfortable.
~ me wearing Peter’s jeans and jacket ~
It is nice to have some of Peter’s things here in my apartment because it feels like he was always around. Next to some clothes and bathroom stuff, one pair of running shoes now lives with me. I still have not given up the plan to engage in running myself (although I do not have an easy access to running), and being married to a person who enjoys running gives me some hope. This is a project for days that are a little warmer, though.
What we are more dissimilar in is our ways of eating. Peter is a vegetarian for allergy reasons – he is allergic against fish, meat, and eggs which go well with me, but he can eat dairy products, soy, and gluten which I am allergic against. In consequence, I have some new regular tenants in my fridge now.
~ alcohol-free beer (for me) and orange juice ~
~ jam, yoghurt, curd, cheese, and tofu ~
Breakfast for me might look like this:
And for Peter, more like this:
Anyway, we enjoy puttering around in the kitchen and preparing meals together.
Of course there also is a nice intersection of things we both enjoy to eat, and we have very similar preferences when it comes to seasoning, what makes everything very easy.
~ lots of vegetables are an essential part of every dinner ~
~ I cook a lot of tummy-friendly legumes … ~
~ … and have dug out Cuckoo the rice cooker ~
Peter has told me that he feels better without wheat and cow’s milk (although he still eats them because they are such an easily available source of energy) and wishes to shift more towards a healthier diet based on vegetables, legumes, rice, cultured dairy products, nuts, and healthy fats – plus this wonderful chocolate with whole roasted almonds we both love so much, which does not give me any allergy or blood sugar issues for whatever mysterious and wonderful reasons.
Also, he has immediately fallen in love with homemade almond milk that we finish off in hilarious amounts, being coffee and tea addicts.
I am very happy to be with somebody who is open to embark on the healthy eating journey, and once more I am thankful for everything I have read and learned about nutrition in the past few years. I think what will work the best as a basis for the two of us is a gluten-free and soy-free vegan diet, enriched by some dairy products for Peter and some fish, seafood, and poultry for me. I still long for reducing animal products to the miminum I need to be healthy, and want to eat more legumes and rice, but I have slipped a little bit out of this during my stressful final exam phase last year. So, this plan perfectly fits the optimal Kath diet. It is also wonderfully comfortable with the Peter diet. And I just enjoy cooking a lot of healthy foods anyway.