Monday, August 6, 2007

Menu - week of August 5, 2007

Only two more weeks until school starts. I'm both saddened and overjoyed. Saddened because I love spending time with K, but overjoyed because I will be able to get back to my regular schedule and have a few hours each day to be by myself, and also write in peace.

K. is... eh. I'm not sure how she's feeling about it right now. We dropped a bundle of money (thanks, again, Mom!) on basic school clothes yesterday. I told her I would prefer that we not buy the entire store and completely re-outfit her until later in the school year, after she's had a chance to get accustomed to life in middle school and decide what sort of fashion trends, if any, she wants to follow. She agreed.

A. is... here. I took a few days off from the massive purging/cleaning I've been doing and he seems a little concerned that I won't get back to it.

And me. Last week was a roller-coaster week for me. I lost three days of hard cleaning because of people being in the apartment as well as the grocery shopping and corresponded with a published author who gave me some great advice on my writing and told me that I am "very, very close to publishable, if not already". And I get the impression that she wants to read the book that the excerpts she saw came from.

With the losing of purging/cleaning days last week and then the mini-vacation over the weekend, yeah, I haven't accomplished much in the past week. Except for the free movie this Wednesday and possibly a little shopping with K. either Wednesday or Friday, I don't have any plans (yet) for this week so it should be fairly easy to get back on track. Next week I know I'll be losing two days because K. has a doctor's appointment after the movie on Wednesday, then her school is having open house on Thursday, at 1:30 in the afternoon.

My original goal had been to have things settled by the first of August, but I got side-tracked and the new goal is August 20 when K. goes back to school.

Also, I think my knee is ready for me to start back with my Virtual Bike Tour Across America. It's been a month and while my knee still gets stiff and is a little achy, it's no longer swollen. I'll gradually start back with the stretching, then move on to the bike riding this week.

Finally, the menu for this week, because my family seems so much happier when I feed them. Everything is really simple this week because, well, I anticipate being distracted and alternately cranky and giddy. And, of course, the menu is subject to change at the drop of a half-formed whim or a good strong breeze, 'cause that's the way I just am sometimes.

As always, much gratitude for Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday.

lunch: Burger King
dinner: Rice, beans, chicken

lunch: pizza hoagies or chicken salad
dinner: leftover buffet (time to clean out the refrigerator)
extra cooking: sauce

lunch: Chicken patties / tuna patties, leftovers, salad
dinner: meatloaf, baked potatoes, various veggies salad

lunch: movie munchies / salad
dinner: Parmesan encrusted tilapia, corn, peas, broccoli

lunch: grilled cheese sandwiches
dinner: leftovers (or ??)

lunch: peanut butter sandwiches
dinner: pasta, salad

lunch: ??
dinner: pot roast, mashed potatoes, lima beans, broccoli

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