One of my favorite things about working from home is, of course, the FLEXIBILITY. We badly needed groceries for a few days, but with soccer all weekend, it just never happened. (In large part just because no one actually wanted to go get groceries.)
Come Monday night, when I thought I would run over to the store- alas, I still didn’t feel like it. Grocery shopping is probably my least favorite “chore”, so procrastinating on this is a very common occurrence for me. 😁 (I know, we could do the pick up thing…but we just haven’t gotten into that. Ivan is always willing to go for me, but I feel like I just do better at this one…knowing which brands, misc. stuff the kids want, etc.)
I did sorta try to pawn it off on Ivan Monday night but he was tired, too, so I decided to go first thing on Tuesday morning. (He said he would deal with getting the kids off to school so I could head off to the store early). This was an excellent trade-off for various reasons:
- the grocery store is dead at ~7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday morning
- I have WAY more energy and interest in doing it in the morning, anyway
- coming home and putting groceries away in an empty house, while listening to a podcast, was much more enjoyable than at 8 pm with everyone home and underfoot
With my flexible schedule, I just started work a little later. Wasn’t a big deal.
Here’s a peak into my grocery cart. I am always fascinated by spying on others’ carts…it blows my mind how differently each family eats!!! The above makes up a bunch of our staples. I’ve been trying to prioritize lean protein lately again in my diet, hence the fish and 99% lean ground turkey. (There’s also shrimp under the fish). Other staples…yogurt for the kids (I hate yogurt..), tea, veggies, fruit, usually more berries but they are $$$$ right now!!, always bananas, always usually zucchini, CHEESE (Wisco folks here)…the cauliflower is more of a variable. Sometimes its broccoli, or a squash, etc. Yesterday, I grabbed cauliflower. TBD what will become of it. 🙂
My meal planning has been WEAK lately, as in, non-existent. I don’t know why. I go in spurts with this. When I don’t meal plan, I just buy a bunch of staples with nothing particular in mind, and then sort of wing it throughout the week. It works okay. Not “awesome”, but, we eat and everyone has been happy. Maybe I’ll shift back into meal planning mode again soon.
Since I worked til 6 last night (and Ivan got home around then), we had this random, super quick meal (also a family favorite):
Pico de gallo (tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, salt + bonus chopped avocado) with canned tuna. We then spoon it onto crackers!! So random, so quick, so delicious. And, healthy! The kids had some leftover buttered noodles, fruit and we had some sliced cheese.
Asher then had a pool lane reserved at 8 pm….yawn. Not ideal but with covid restrictions you have to reserve, and that was all he could get. I sat and watched him and it was nice. Sooooo glad we live just a block from the gym!!! Seeing people in there running on the treadmill and lifting weights at almost 9 pm also blew my mind. I used to workout late if I had to, but man, that looked like torture to me last night. I was tired by then.
Thought of the Day:
Try the QTIP life motto: Quit. Taking. It. Personally.
I am grateful for my treadmill. I don’t run on it much currently, but I like having the option- and, I love walking on it if it’s yucky outside. I’m trying to finish a book before it’s due, so yesterday I walked (slowly, but still) for 10 minutes as a quick afternoon work break and read a few pages!