Friday, September 13, 2013


I sat down tonight to make a grocery list, 
in an effort to be proactive about my eating life.
Because when I eat, 
I feel happier.

First, I thought, 
I should note what I'm scheduled to attend 
that requires me to bring food.

Then, I thought, 
I should check my calendar 
to see when I have time to cook food for the week.

I don't know how this is possible.
I have something every evening
for the next 7 days.
(That's before I tried to plan my week.)
Which leaves no night available to cook.

Undeterred, I made a plan.
I will eat peanut butter sandwiches 
and crock pot taco soup
every day next week.
(As soon as I have time to make the taco soup.)
At least I could buy supplies for PBJs at Target,
which was open until 11,
which meant I actually got it done tonight.

I'm not sure how I feel about this.
But at least I planned ahead!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Home Sweet Home

This week, I was home for three evenings in a row.

It was a little weird. I can't remember the last time that happened. (Actually, I don't even know when I was last home for two evenings in a row during the week. Apparently I've been busy.)

At first, I wasn't sure what to do with myself. Then...

I finished reading all the magazines that have been piling up for three months.

I did the dishes.

I ate dinner (three nights in a row! Woah. This is getting crazy).

I folded the laundry that has been in the dryer since last Saturday.

I pulled the seeding crabgrass out of my perennial bed, and the weeds out from behind my rosebushes. It was a good start to the fall flower bed prep.

I cleaned the food splatters off the kitchen walls (it's only been making me crazy when I've noticed it for the last 4 months).

I cleaned the car windshield and wiped off more splatters in my car. (They mostly make me crazy because I have NO IDEA how they got there...)

I tossed a few weeks' worth of recyclable mail and reduced the kitchen table clutter.

I responded to all the emails I received this week.

And I blogged!

I should stay home more often. Apparently it is a productive venture.

The end.