My little blog break lasted longer than I anticipated and now this post is a day late! I was planning to get caught up with all of you and didn’t manage to; it’s okay, I clearly needed to catch up on some rest. I thought about not posting today, but I like this habit of checking in, thinking about my daily decisions, and staying focused on the big picture.
First things first: Even though I stayed in bed about a half hour longer during my little blog break, I really did miss sitting down to write. I feel like I have a glut of things to get out now! I did, however, stay consistent with my morning journaling and meditation time. Today is day 422 of writing a page in my journal and day 157 of meditating. Things are starting to click, stillness is starting to kick in, and I can’t wait to write more about it.
I spent a couple of hours sewing this week (highlighted in yellow), which felt good. I anticipated time at my sewing machine every day last week, but heading down to the basement felt impossible after I got all of the kids in bed – I was so exhausted every single night. Stillness really comes in handy in times like these. Again – more about this soon.
My reading fizzled out as the week went on. I am reading six books right now, which is atypical for me – I tend to only have 1-2 going at a time. I think it’s contributing to my feelings of being overwhelmed, especially since library holds are also becoming available. I’m thankful for the ability to delay those! I hate to mention “stillness” a third time in this post, but yup. I’m leaning into it. And again for the third time – more about this soon.
We got lots of rain over the weekend, so I can save a little water and skip watering my flowers for a couple of days. Even better? Our rain barrel is full again, so I can use it to fill my watering can instead of the hose. It takes a little longer but I love reusing the rainwater.
Meals Last Week:
Matthew did the meal planning last week, hallelujah. It was a relief to hand those reins over to him. There was a little more focus on meat this week and that’s okay – beggars can’t be choosers, right?
Monday: Leftovers are becoming a Monday rhythm and I really like it.
Tuesday: Rotisserie chicken thanks to a Sam’s Club run. Add in some instant mashed potatoes and we call that dinner around here!
Wednesday: Grilled bratwurst with peppers and onions.
Thursday: Tacos made with ground turkey and a taco seasoning packet.
Friday: Frozen pizzas
Saturday: the kids had leftovers and we ordered sushi after they went to bed. Shhh!
In all – I was pretty pleased with the meals this week. It was a nice variety and low on cooking. The barbacoa made lots of leftovers, which got us through yesterday! That corn salsa is seriously amazing and I was happy to eat it over a bed of rice. And now it’s time to plan another round of meals all over again.
I won’t be back tomorrow with a reading check-in, but I will be publishing at least one more post this week. Thank you all for your patience lately – I’m doing my best to catch up on comments and your blogs! I hope the beginning of your week treats you well.