Sunday, March 18, 2012

Stewardship Sunday

It's Sunday night, which means it's time for GCB and a look back at the past week. 

It was a busy week. BestestHusband had another hectic work week. I worked Saturday again. The laundry is still taunting me from the spare bedroom. ("fold me... fold me..."). The fur tumbleweeds gathering in the corners are plotting to overthrow me. But I met Pioneer Woman! I got books autographed! I decided on a bathing suit! I used a crazy-long ToDo list and discovered that when I write things down, I have a witness to the fact that things do get done! (despite what the fur tumbleweeds might try to tell you...) I had a mommy play date at the playground. I had a mommy play date to see Pioneer Woman. I talked to a friend I haven't talked to in way too long. I shopped for the Easter Egg Hunt. I found an Easter Bunny for the Easter Egg Hunt. The weather has been warm with a touch of rain, and the crocuses are up. The daffodils are starting to show up, too. It was a good week. 

I didn't go to the gym. I was fighting a cold, and was trying to take it a bit easier and sleep in. So my back is whining at me. My back whines when I don't work out. Or stretch. And sometimes it just whines at me for a week-or-so once a month because it feels like it. This week was a combination of all of those elements. I don't have much of a tolerance for whining...

So time to account for my past week:

Food waste:  I ended up throwing out quite a bit of the fresh herbs I said I'd use last Sunday. They'd already gone bad. Throwing out egg yolks doesn't hurt my soul. Throwing out fresh basil and mint does. Well, I guess they weren't fresh, which is why I threw them out... Oh well. You get my point. I also threw out 3 roma tomatoes. Also sad. And foul. Remind me not to have rotten tomatoes thrown at me... Once again, BestestHusband came to the rescue and ate stuff I didn't want to. He's my food waste savior. There, I said it. We've got a lot of food in the fridge to start the week (including a large bowl of cold rice salad that I made to use up some ingredients) so this upcoming week will be a challenge. Anyone want a large bowl of Thai-themed rice salad? It would be greatly appreciated if I didn't make my family eat it again (and I can only eat so much in one sitting...)
Veggies, cilantro, coconut milk... it's good, it's just a lot.

Patience:  What's there is there purely by the grace of God. He was gracious this week. I still managed to screw things up on Friday, despite His help. Friday was not pretty. I hope getting back to the gym will help. And maybe a 2 yr old who doesn't have extremely selective hearing. Or maybe a whine volume button would help. Both would be great.

M&M intake:  We still have the plain M&Ms in the poopies jar. They're not a threat. I still have more than half a container of the chocolate-covered espresso beans. And yes, I'm proud of myself for that. Those things are insanely addictive. 

How was your week?

1 comment:

  1. Thank God for husbands who eat leftovers no one else wants. I tried to make leftover pork into pork lo mein last week, and let's just say that halfway through dinner the question was, "So... how much of this is still left in the pot?" Nobody liked it. Do you ever feel guilty insisting that your kids have to eat the dinner that's been served when even you don't really want to?
    Even though I usually insist that everything gets eaten, I told Mike we could throw the leftovers away. But he has dutifully eaten them anyway, maintaining our commitment to not wasting food even when I couldn't choke any down myself. Good husband.
    And next time, I'll stick to the tried and true formulas: leftover pork = pork quesadillas or pork fried rice. Mmmm.