Half of my kids are out-of-town. One is in New Mexico with the Boy Scouts on a trip to Philmont. The other 2 are with my SIL in Kentucky. With this little bit of freedom, I am trying something new. I have several days to get a good start with this while there is less stress and fewer demands on my time. Here is my brilliant thought…do one thing.
I am trying to do one thing each day that I don’t really want to do, but needs to be done. For example, yesterday I cleaned out the fridge. I certainly didn’t want to do it, but it needed to be done. I bit the bullet and did it. It took all of 30 minutes to get it done. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but since the fridge closes, I close it and forget about it.
Another day this week, I baked 2 loaves of banana zucchini bread from a recipe at food.com. Here is the link if you are interested. http://www.food.com/recipe/banana-zucchini-bread-96994 It turned out great! The only thing I did differently was add some extra banana since I had some lying around that needed to be used up. Again, no big deal. It probably took 10 minutes to get the stuff into the pans to bake for 45 min. to an hour. I don’t know why doing this is so hard for me, but it is.
I have a tendency to let things build up, and then it is a bigger deal than it needs to be. For example, if I were to work on baking something every day, the kids would always have stuff for breakfast and their lunch, but I get lazy and then we have nothing in the house and I have to bake and cook like crazy to fill the freezer again. The kitchen gets completely trashed and it takes me 2 days to recover from the mess and exhaustion. Then I don’t bake again until I’m close to being out of stuff again. If I am tired when I run out of food, I buy stuff to fill the freezer at a much greater expense! So I am going to do one thing…
I’ll let you know how it goes!