The past few weeks have been extremely full, and now that we’re here I can take some things of my thinking/anxiety list. WOOHOO!
- Three back to back weekends traveling to see family while Joel works (the family part is awesome but the travel and kid sleeping, or lack thereof, can be stressful)
- Surviving our week of piecemeal childcare (Joel is off Monday and then our sitter is back in business on Tuesday)
- EK’s end of year preschool celebration (she’s not even “graduating” but I got teary eyed as the sweet kids walked in with construction paper caps singing “slow down, you move too fast”)
- The completion/kickoff of big work projects. There were at least three biggies in the last two weeks and it feels so good to have them checked off.
Perhaps adding to the anxiety (or just giving me something to be intensely focused on) was starting whole30. Joel and I are wrapping up day 5. I’m planning to make some sausage egg muffins to have on hand for easy breakfast because eggs alone just aren’t cutting it. I’ve also been experiencing a really scratchy throat the last few days and I’m not sure if it’s a newly in bloom seasonal allergy, the onset of a summer cold, or a food intolerance. I’m going to try my bulletproof coffee with just ghee and not coconut oil to see if that might be the culprit- coconut is the food that has been in my previous diet the least and keeps showing up in recipes these days.
All in all things are going well. Our food budget is definitely taking a hit, but if we can figure out which foods make us feel best and which to avoid it is definitely worth it!
Here’s what’s on the menu for this week:
Sunday: BBQ pork and sweet potatoes
Monday: Chicken tenders and grilled veggies
Tuesday: Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Wednesday: Salmon, Veggies, Salad (EK and I will be gone to a cookout so this is the meal for the men of the house)
Friday: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Saturday:Burgers, Salt Potatoes, Salad, Watermelon