Quite often I get so lost in the list of things unticked but still to do instead of taking stock of what I have actually achieved. It is a downward spiral that leads to anxiety, self-doubt and the deterioration of self-care. I lose sight of the ‘all done’ list that is a mile long, filled with amazing accomplishments that could purpose to encourage me to keep going. I give up on tooting my own trumpet, I won’t buy flowers or treats in favour of bashing myself over the head with a couple of things I didn’t get done amidst the chaos that is this life.
Cannot believe we are half way through March already. And just when I was getting used to it feeling like spring the threat of snow is back. Which I will be honest is quite a bit more than little crap! I am positive I have said it several times already, but I am ready for sunny, coat free days, sunnies, picnics and more flowers than you can shake a stick out. Anyway back to business and the weekly meal plan.
It is ridiculous. When I say it out loud it sounds even more ridiculous. I berate myself so often with what are you worried about weirdo, there is nothing to be anxious about just pull yourself together. And yet there I am, cemented to the spot, trembling, short of breath like someone’s choking me. In all honest something is choking me and it’s called anxiety.
It is that time of the week again! Our meal plan was actually done last night as we are heading to Ikea tomorrow in the hope of finally organising the boys Lego collection! So the weekly shop was done solo today ready for next week’s dinners.
I love flowers. Phil knows it, my kids know it and so does anyone who follows me on Instagram! My absolute favourite florals are roses, and when Prestige Flowers offered to send me a surprise Mother’s Day bouquet I positively bit their hands off! I mean who doesn’t love getting flowers delivered to their door?
When it is cold outside and I have a full schedule the slow cooker is pretty much my BFF because the last thing I am going to want to do is stand over a hot cokker all evening. One meal I know will fill my lot up and keep them warm is a good chilli con carne. It is cheap as chips, will go with jackets, rice, soft tacos, chips, pretty much anything! I don’t use a jar of sauce for this as I find making it from scratch pretty quick and with the right spice mix you get a much better flavour whilst being in control of the heat.
My youngest and I are always on the lookout for yummy dairy free treats, but they are usually so expensive in the supermarkets that it’s cheaper for me to just make something at home. I haven’t had brownies in forever, and around that ‘special time of the month’ all I want is chocolate. The boy also craves cake, for which he would happily eat his own body weight of the stuff, and let’s face it a little chunk of brownie goes a long way with a 5 year old!