So Fifi's out tonight, dinner with friends.
I put the girls in bed, and feel hungry. Boil the water, toss in the pasta, then the asparagus, which is fresh. A quick shower, and by the time I'm out the simmering pasta and asparagus are moved aside. Onto the flame goes the fry pan, half a little jar of anchovies, throw in a few sundried tomatoes, go to look at the computer.
I'm called back by the sound of sizzling, so I tip the boiled water out of the pasta and asparagus, tip the pasta and asparagus into the fry pan, stir it round.
And now I'm eating and typing, and maybe will go to bed in a moment.