Thursday, November 12, 2009

What a couple of weeks! MPM - Late!

We have been crazy busy the past couple of weeks, and on top of all of that I have been swamped at work. I am not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I really like what I do, but sometimes I just need to come up for air and see the light at the end of the tunnel, if that makes sense. I am big into time blocking, not sure if you know what that is, but I like to block portions of my day (my whole day) to dedicate to certain areas in order to accomplish something. I have not been able to do that in two weeks which is tough now because I feel like I can't finish anything. I am working from home for a portion of the day today, so I am hoping I can feel as though I have accomplished something today!

I didn't get to post our Meal Plan for the week earlier this week, so I thought I would do it today, so that at least I can keep track!

Monday - I took the leftover mini meatloafs, chopped them up, leftover herb sauteed mushrooms, added some mushroom gravy and served it over mashed potatoes. We had a night home to just catch up!

Tuesday - JLM Meeting. The boy warmed up leftover pizza and I don't think I got dinner. We were really busy with a cookbook case sale, I didn't even get to see anyone really!

Wednesday - I made two meals tonight. We like to have things we can bring for lunches, and I am also still working to clean out the freezer! I just pan fried some simple thick cut pork chops and cooked up some acorn squash in the convection oven. This time though, instead of brown sugar like I usually do, I used real maple syrup, NUM! We both loved it and I think we were both a little sad when it was gone. Then I made a huge pot of White Bean n Ham Soup . We love this one, and with a piece of crusty bread and a piece of fruit it makes a perfect lunch! It is also so easy to make and I had some leftover ham in the freezer so it was a good use of that!

Thursday - We are off to see the screening of "When in Rome". I don't know too much about the movie, and it doesn't come out until the end of January, so this may be a rough cut. I am meeting my JLM Mentee for a quick bite first and then she is joining us, so that should be fun as well.

Friday - One of my favorite wine tastings of the year at The Lexington, sisters J & S, as well as S's husband and maybe our friends M & M. Should be a ton of fun and there are always some spectacular wines there!

Saturday - Leadership and Lattes in the morning for JLM, it is a communication training session and that is an area that can ALWAYS use improvement! Saturday evening the boy and I are headed to The Opera. We are seeing Casanova which I am really looking forward to! There is a cocktail reception before at The St. Paul Hotel which looks beautiful from the outside, but I have never been inside and I am looking forward to it!

Sunday - I am looking forward to a low-key day and getting caught up on some things as well as doing a little shopping. . . .

Holiday Annual Party invitations go out today, the list has grown again this year, but it is always so much fun. The boy and I had fun picking them out and choosing the wording.

We need to order our holiday cards and finalize our shopping lists! Trying to make time to get organized too!


Preppy in Pink said...

oh my god. You have the most amazing life! Do you ever sleep? :) I'm really wishing I had joined JL now. Have a great day!

BLC :o said...

Wow you are a busy bee!! Xoxo-BLC

Midwest Nest said...

I'm so excited about "The Blind Side". Please post a review if you have the time!