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Need a Plan

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Since we're in the middle of a pandemic and everything changes day by day, my planning skills have hit a new low. No meals have been planned. Our family has been eating a few favs (sesame chicken in the instant pot, grilled hamburgers or pork chops, salads) but mostly we've eaten individual frozen meals for dinner (Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Amy's, etc). The kids don't care because then they can pick out what they want to eat versus what I cook. LOL. But the lack of planning has also led to more fast food lately. My waistline shows the results of that.

Change starts this Thursday. It will be the first day since mid-March that I will have the house to myself. Since March, my husband started working from home due to covid19 and the kids did distance learning. The summer camps for the kids all got canceled except two that went virtual. It has been a lot of together time. But this week my husband will start going into work a few days a week and the kids started hybrid learning for school. A quiet house is going to be a nice change for this introvert. I'm going to have time to plan, shop, and prep meals. I'm pretty excited about this.

One saving grace during this pandemic has been our Standard Poodle puppies, Dash and Violet. They are both one year old and have lots of energy which means walks at least once, but usually twice, a day. I'm so lucky to have them even if they keep me constantly busy as I have one who likes to dig outside and one who likes to counter surf when inside. Little stinkers. Luckily they are adorable balls of unconditional love and I don't know what I would do without them.
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    Glad you are finally having the house to yourself. I was so tired of being stuck at home and glad to go to the worksite again, even if without the kids---but boy, do I hate this virtual learning crap! Now that it is cooler I can get out of the cooking rut myself. Good luck!
    311 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Your cute puppies seem to keep you busy, but they still are considered puppies , so hopefully they should start settling down they say at about 18 months. Our little dog will be 2 the day before Halloween, she has settled down much in the last 5 or 6 months. We have never have had a small little dog before, so this is all new, but we sure do enjoy out little Miss Misha.
    School here in south Texas has started with students doing the on line learning like they had last spring. Some of the schools plan on returning to the school room by the end of September. Time will tell as Covid 19 is still having a hold on this area. Still 20 + deaths a day in out county and always between 120 to over 200 people being found positive during testing each day. The numbers have come down, but this is still unacceptable. Plenty of young people getting it, even a few little kids. Some of the Hispanic people have extended families living together, and they really celebrate holidays in large family gatherings.
    I was so happy to find your blog today, so good your still here too.



    311 days ago
    Keep moving forward
    311 days ago
  • SALEX52
    Planning is key, isn't it?
    312 days ago
  • MUGABI123
    You can do it!
    312 days ago
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