...I expect I'll be seeking out a quiet spot. Family in this weekend. Family coming in next weekend. I'm looking forward to having my dear family back in the state but they are house hunting and trying to a sell a home and dragging about the baby and dog and frankly it's a little stressful for them and a little stressful for us. So in order to keep stress levels as low as possible, I mean to relax, rest and plan for the coming weekend. I'll not be pushing myself hard to accomplish a whole lot of stuff. I've done plenty of that in the past week or two anyway, which my 'to do' list this past week reflects.
I reminded myself when overwhelm threatened me this weekend to enjoy this as part of my 'new season' and if that means decreased project work and resting up to spend time with family, then I'm going to do just that. It's times like this I recall my promise to myself to grab hold of the things I cherish and enjoy them.
...I plan meals
John works a 36 hour shift Sunday and Monday and will work again on Thursday. I'll be on my own those three days which means I will try to rely on leftovers. So a brief meal plan this week. I'm still using the cookbook I chose from my bookshelf last week. Recipes with an * are from that book.
Speedy Beef Burgers*, Onion Fries*, Pear Salad, Cherry Crisp
Foil Baked Chicken*, Black Eyed Peas, Coleslaw
Taco Salad, Whole Grain Chips, Banana Coconut Bake*
We're certain to eat out while getting groceries. It's John's choice that day.
...I plan my work
I'd love to plan for NO work but we all know that won't happen in an average run home and mine is average just like your own.
It is my wild hopes to get mulch, which isn't so hard to put out as it is to load and unload. However, John is never cooperative in that task as he loathes hauling mulch in the car...Not that we have any other option, mind you. So I'm on my own with this one. And since I'm hoping to get mulch, I'll hope to get a big bag of soil as well, so I can get more plants so I can pot more flowers and herbs, so I can...uh huh, work!