It has been a crazy couple of weeks.
Work is busy, kids are busy, home is busy.
Add to that a screaming headache for almost two weeks and a few other challenges thrown into the mix and maybe you will understand why the blog has been “light” lately. I’m here, just so busy I can hardly think. And when I finally stop at the end of the day, I just collapse, take a big breath, and fall asleep.
And now it is Tuesday and I’m just getting around to figuring out what we’re going to be eating/doing this week.
It’s OK, though, I know it is a busy time of year for us. It will be crazy like this until the holidays and then things will settle down a little after Christmas. The trick is in maintaining whatever balance I can and in being very selective in what we say “yes” to doing and then not feeling guilty about saying no to everything else. As my momma says, “You can’t do it all.”
So, I’m trying not to feel guilty that I haven’t worked on my Project Life album in I don’t know how long. I’m trying to remember that the most important things are clean clothes for my kids and SuperMan, healthy meals, a clean house and things like that. The other stuff may be things I like to do, but they aren’t things I have to do. Big difference.
And some days, remembering that is the difference between feeling good about what I’ve accomplished and feeling bad. And I don’t know about you but I don’t want to feel bad. At least not if I can help it!
So, last night, I took the “easy” route and we had grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup for dinner. It was healthy, warm and filling – and EASY. They loved it and it was a great reminder to me that I don’t have to fix a gourmet dinner every night to feed my family a healthy meal that they will love. Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the best.
Actually, I’m thinking it might be a soup week – it’s rainy today (again) and then the rest of the week is supposed to cool down… so maybe I’ll fire up those crock pots and see how many different soups I can make.
So, that’s my mantra this week – I can’t do it all – and – Simple is Best.
What about you?