It's Sunday again, time to reflect back on the last week and take inventory of how I used my resources: my time, my talents, and my treasures.
It was another busy week with something going on pretty much every day. Music Time at daycare/preschool was on Monday, work on Tuesday, play date on Wednesday, work on Thursday, church play group on Friday, work on Saturday (plus BestestHusband babysat while I was at work) + dinner at friend's house. This might be a typical schedule for some. This is not typical for us. This is hectic. I'm always trying to balance out fun and hectic. It's a fine line to walk...
Added elements to our week: copious boogers that needed frequent maintenance, hectic/stressful work week for BestestHusband, a truly black mood for me on Friday.
So I've done less cooking this week, which significantly increases our risk of food waste. But BestestHusband came to the rescue, eating multiple leftovers for lunch today that are old enough to skeeve me out, but smell and taste just fine to him. Thank you BestestHusband.
Food waste: a few wedges of our "pita pizza" that were out too long at our picnic on Wednesday and started to go bad, 2 egg yolks that never made it into a custard (because I didn't have time to make custard), bit of basil and mint that went bad before we were able to use them. I'm working hard to come up with something today to do with the rest of my giant bunch of basil (I love our little Lebanese grocery store! So much fresh herbage for so cheap!)
M&M consumption: not bad at all. The Peanut M&Ms were finished off by a here-to-be-unnamed member of the household, and Plain M&Ms were subbed in. Those are not a temptation to me. But the chocolate-covered expresso beans I got at Trader Joe's ARE. Stay tuned to see how long that container of yumminess lasts!
Patience with the girls: pretty good, by the grace of God! Again, there were many moments that I was conscious of thinking, "On some days, this would drive me bonkers. But today, right now, I'm OK." And I just thank God for that. I can no longer claim any credit for any patience I exhibit. Friday was a black day. I was just cranky. But it could have been so much worse.
Money: I'm still reeling from all of the orders I placed to try on bathing suits. The boxes came, I tried on suits, I tried on other stuff that came in the mail with it (hey, why not take advantage of some end-of-season sales to earn free shipping?) I know that I need some spring/summer clothes for work. I got good deals. But spending money still causes mild anxiety. I have a lot of clothes to return, so hopefully that will help.
How was your week?