Sunday, April 10, 2011

Falling off the wagon

Please tell me that other people fall off the wagon.  It would make me feel a little better.  As I type this, I have grand plans of climbing back up, but I must tell my tale of woe.

There have been several things going against me this week.  First, I am miserably tired this week.  I'm not really sure why.  I think it could be the heat.  Which brings me to the second issue-heat-ugh!  It was been in the upper 80's and today it was 92 degrees... in Missouri,,, in April.  What the heck is that all about?  I've only had my heat off for a week or so and I'm determined not to go straight from the heat to AC.  I refuse.  This decision makes my house very warm in the afternoon.  So, do I want to bake bread or muffins or how about roasting a chicken?  I think not.  I don't have the time anyway.  Reason number 3.  Hubby started a part-time job last week working Thursday through Sunday (evenings on Thursday and Friday and all day over the weekend).  Of course, both girls are in volleyball and wouldn't ya know it, both girls' practices and games fall on nights Hubby's working (a couple of times on the same night).  I have been meeting myself coming and going, leaving the house at 5:30 when the daycare kids leave and not getting back home until 8:00, which is just in time to get the kids in bed and get supper for Hubby who gets home about 9:30.  Oh, and don't forget my house that is still about 87 degrees.

OK, pity party over.  I'm putting my big girl britches on now and I'll stop whining. ;)

On Thursday, I stopped by Arby's and picked up dinner because I didn't get dinner cooked before it was time to leave for volleyball (both practice and a game).  Then on Friday, Hubby gave the girls powdered donuts (gasp!) as a treat because they were having a hard time finding anything for breakfast all week.  Please note that oatmeal, cereal, eggs, nuts, toast, muffins and bagels were available-they just didn't want them.  I didn't have the heart to tell him that he purchased complete junk for our kids, so I let them eat 3 each and go to school (although I did make them eat half an egg sandwich before the donuts).  By that night, I was exhausted and only fed the kids cheese and crackers and whatever else they could scrounge up.  Yeah, I know-good Mom.  This morning they had the rest of the donuts before we left to go hit some garage sales and we ate Sonic before coming home.  I took a nap with little man and while I was sleeping, the girls ate half a bag of Doritos that Hubby had brought home from work.  They all had a big glass of knock-off Kool-Aid at Hubby's aunt's house while she trying to convince me of the nutritional value of said drink!  On the way home we decided to grill and I ended up spending $62 at the grocery store stocking up on sale cuts of meat, thereby blowing the food budget.

Now, it's Sunday (fell asleep before finishing this post) and here are my plans to hop back on the wagon.  After church this morning, I will be making that mayonaise that I set out to do.  Then we'll head out to do the actual grocery shopping.  I have $50 in gift cards that I purchased before "the fall."  When I get home, I'm cranking out a loaf of wheat bread and one of cinnamon raisin bread for this next week.  Then we'll be heading back to church to watch the oldest's performance of Godspell Jr.  When we get home, I'll get the kiddos in bed and hopefully make some applesauce muffins and maybe a batch of pancakes.  If it gets too hot, I'm giving up and turning on the AC-we can't live without good food.  It's costing me waaaayyyy too much! :)


  1. Must be something about this week! We have eaten out 4 times!!! So no, you aren't alone and it helps me too to know that we can all fall off and get back (again and again ;) ). Good luck on you cooking today!! And thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wow, it must be something in the air. We had take out pizza last nite & we haven't done that in at least 6 weeks. I was tired and didn't feel like cooking but today is a new day and as long as we eat healthfully most of the time we are still way better off than many people. So get up, dust yourself off and get back on the horse.

  3. Thanks ladies! Apple bread is baking. Eggs for mayo are on the counter coming to room temp. and just starting the bread. Holding out on the AC-we'll see how that goes! LOL

  4. I can't wait to hear about the mayo!!!


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