When you work too many hours at work, picking up extra call and helping out while we are short-staffed, there's always a downside. Sure, it's great to earn OT, especially since Hubby will soon be having eye surgery and I have loads of projects I would like to fund. But the downside is this: homelife tends to suffer.
Mom tends to be grouchy, going to bed at night super early and leaving before everyone else in the morning. Meals and lunches tend to be haphazard, or on the unusual, if not tasty, side. (see photo) Laundry and ironing piles up. Paying Mabel's registration tags gets forgotten. oops. The floors get sticky. And the general infrastructure here suffers. It's a good thing I am
sorta organized and have my trusty lists to help right this ship when days off come back around...like today.
******Wednesday - Pan-fried Italian chicken thighs, brussel sprouts
Thursday - BBQ seasoned pork chops, pintos, Tex Mex Corn Bread
Friday - Southwestern Potato Casserole with Spam (YUM), carrots
Saturday - Dad grills
Sunday - Mom brings home Chinese?
Monday - Creamy Bacon Pasta, salad
Tuesday - Eggs, King Cake Bubble Up
Dessert this week will be a pie of some sort...
Now, I realize that if you look at those menus you might think "Girl, those dinners look delish but not particularly healthy". And you'd be right. But I would just like to point out that dinner is as much about letting your family know that you love them and want them to be happy, as it is about eating healthily. Plus, thank you for putting up with my being terrible for two weeks on end. And whatever makes people leave the table with full tummies and a smile, is all right with me! As long as I'm not overdoing it at work this week, we're good...