Need a Plan
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Since we're in the middle of a pandemic and everything changes day by day, my planning skills have hit a new low. No meals have been planned. Our family has been eating a few favs (sesame chicken in the instant pot, grilled hamburgers or pork chops, salads) but mostly we've eaten individual frozen meals for dinner (Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Amy's, etc). The kids don't care because then they can pick out what they want to eat versus what I cook. LOL. But the lack of planning has also led to more fast food lately. My waistline shows the results of that.
Change starts this Thursday. It will be the first day since mid-March that I will have the house to myself. Since March, my husband started working from home due to covid19 and the kids did distance learning. The summer camps for the kids all got canceled except two that went virtual. It has been a lot of together time. But this week my husband will start going into work a few days a week and the kids started hybrid learning for school. A quiet house is going to be a nice change for this introvert. I'm going to have time to plan, shop, and prep meals. I'm pretty excited about this.
One saving grace during this pandemic has been our Standard Poodle puppies, Dash and Violet. They are both one year old and have lots of energy which means walks at least once, but usually twice, a day. I'm so lucky to have them even if they keep me constantly busy as I have one who likes to dig outside and one who likes to counter surf when inside. Little stinkers. Luckily they are adorable balls of unconditional love and I don't know what I would do without them.