Look – no one has an easy schedule. No one is sitting around eating chocolates, not even sugar free ones!
That’s why we need to be organized, organized, organized. It’s hard work. And after last weekend, when I was in tears by 8 am Sunday because I knew that I’d never get through everything that had to be done, I’m proud to announce that I’ll get a good chunk of tomorrow to myself!!!
The lawn is mowed – the back on Wednesday, and the rest on Friday. There’s one more load of laundry to do. Brownies for mom to take to church tomorrow are in the oven, and so is a huge pan of veggies roasting away!
And this pan is a work of art. Today’s visit to the little farmer’s market was very productive – green and wax beans, three kinds of summer squash, three kinds of peppers, fruit, and locally made cheese. I’m sure there was other stuff as well.
On one side of this pan is about a pound of beans – mom’s caregiver loves them, and I’ll do anything for her. The other side is a pile of yellow and green summer squash, two kinds of peppers [the young lady at the stand told me that there were no hot ones in there – I’m happy to report that she was WRONG!], and some onion.
Both piles were tossed with extra virgin olive oil, unground sea salt, and freshly ground pepper. Thought about some herbs, but decided to season them as I use them. And best of all, this is all done at night, so that the house has a chance to cool off overnight!
Tomorrow, only the grocery shopping and last load of laundry are left. I’ll go out for brunch, with the newspaper, and then, oh my! so many possibilities! The local lake is a nice thought, as is a little shopping in the area where a coffee shop makes the best loose chai tea blend. Or there’s another, larger farmer’s market farther up the road, with one farmer who grows several varieties of hot peppers!
I’m so proud of myself! Everything is set up for the next week, and I have some time to relax!