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It's an issue that everyone faces at some point in their life. I like what I have accomplished, but how can I keep it going as life demands more and more of my time? How can I keep my children away from the "hot lunches" that the school system provides as more of my time is devoted to earning a paycheck?
How do I find the time to shop properly and visit various health food stores or farmer's markets?
How do I continue to excersise, clean the house, support my children's individual needs and make time for a relationship with my husband?
These lines of thought are inspired by the fact that I took last weekend off. I spent two and a half days acting as if I were single again. Then I dove head first into a week filled with summer classes and the normal deadlines. I also fell off of the wagon and reverted back to some of my older habits (too much coffee, not enough veggies or fruit.)
On a good note, I am incorporating collard greens back into my life. I sauteed one leaf with onion, added chopped up leftover salmon patties and threw in some eggs. It was a very tasty and very nutrition packed version of scrambled eggs.
Lunch was a classic black bean dip with - you guessed it - a chopped up collard green leaf instead of the traditional parsely or cilantro. The traditional chip was replaced with a salted rice cake. Snack will hopefully be a slice of toast with coffee, and dinner will be fish with a rice/veggie combo. I am also craving grapefruit so that will be thrown in there somewhere.
So the thought hits me-- who is going to take over some of these chores when I start spending time at "work?" Who is going to cook my children's lunch or grocery shop properly? Why have I scheduled myself to work seven days a week, and everytime I take a 'day off', life is such a scramble?
I am so silly. Our summer deadlines are different and I am feeling off balance. I just need some time to think, and I will figure it all out. Here I come, second cup of coffee. Good eats everyone.
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