Hello to anyone who still comes by! I know I've not been posting much "new" in awhile... I didn't announce a "blog break" or anything like that, because that implies that I have "readers" which feels a bit strange to me for some reason. But, I've taken a week or so away from the computer except to reply to pressing email or send brief encouragements on Facebook. I do that periodically when I really need to devote time to pray about something, and also just to check the computer's "place" in my life. So, that's where I've been.
I feel like I've been so scattered lately! I remember reading in Martha Peace's book, Becoming a Titus 2 Woman, a simple statement included in a list on p. 117 of Practical Tips on How to Be Organized:
"With the exception of beginning a load of laundry, completely finish one task before you go on to another."
It's a simple statement, really, and not all that earth shattering or groundbreaking. But it's been rattling around in my head in recent weeks because for some reason I canNOT do that lately! It's been a bit like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Mom Edition. I start one thing, and that makes me think of this other thing. On my way to the other thing, I remember a third thing. Meanwhile the first thing is sitting half done. Then a child comes to ask me a question or the phone rings, and I completely forget what I was on my way to do. And on and on it goes. Ack!! So, that's what I'm working on right now. It sounds simple, even perhaps ADD-ish, but that's what happens when I've got a lot on my mind. I started to do an entire If You Give A Mom A Cookie post, but I Googled it and it's been done. (Alot!)
And then I got busy doing something else.
Before I go on to this week's menu, which I would've completely forgotten to post, except for the fact that I already inserted the graphic below (See?? Don't give me a cookie!) , I will share a couple of things we had last week that were yummy. (Or, as Minte says, "yahmmy." I love having an African accent in the house!) One was a Chicken Dijon recipe out of my Cooking with 4 Ingredients book... super easy with a mixture of lowfat mayo, dijon mustard and then dredging each piece in breadcrumbs. Everyone "beeg lahved" it! Also, we enjoyed this Broccoli Cheese Soup recipe which I got off of the American Heart Association website. Very healthy and so good! I still make soup just about every Friday.
And speaking of Friday, this Friday my cute husband leaves for Ethiopia. Which could start me on a whole other post (cookie alert!) but I'll wait and do that later in the week.
Oh, and last week I made a yellow cake with this awesome chocolate sauce. Which I'm pretty sure is not approved by the American Heart Association. So, it all averages out.
On with this week's menu:
Monday: creamed beef, biscuits, macaroni and peas
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Wednesday: Chicken Tamale Casserole, black beans, salad
Thursday: leftovers/ YOYO (You're On You're Own)
Friday: Probably out
For more menus and awesome organization tips, visit Laura at OrgJunkie.
Now... what was I doing?...