Thursday, May 07, 2009

Getting my Mama Mojo on!

Ever since I lost my job at the end of January I have been pretty lazy. Suddenly there wasn't the need to run errands on my lunch hour, plan meals ahead, multi-task like a lunatic with my tailon fire.  I have enjoyed just bopping through the days with no plan and no pressure, but it has started to wear on me. I just don't feel like ME!

Now that I have a job and work late a couple of nights a week (OK, late to me is I have to work until 6pm. I know, pathetic, but it puts a crimp into the evening routine) I would get home, scramble to find something for dinner, get it cooked and on the table and then clean up, do baths, etc etc. I finally decided it was time to get organized. I planned some meals, each with the thought that it would provide for at least 2 meals in various forms. Tuesday I cut up a pork butt (hee, I said butt!) and threw it in the crockpot with barbeque sauce. When I strolled in the door I threw some garlic rolls in the oven and whipped up a fruit salad. Wednesday i prepared a meatloaf before work, and Nanny threw it in the oven for me at 5:30. I pulled a container of real mashed taters out of the freezer (when I make them I make a ton and freeze the extras in dinner-size portions) When I rolled in the door, I took the cover off of the meatloaf, went and watered the garden (I was hoping to get some tomatoes for a fresh salad) and then heated up the potatoes and dinner was served. (Ahren ate 2 man-sized servings of potatoes!) Tonight we will have the leftover BBQ pork, cooked down and made into pork sandwiches. 

This week I have also mowed the majority of the lawn (4 hours on a riding mower and my back is killing me), painted a bathroom, been to the library, doctors office, grocery store, bank, school, paid the bills and shaved my legs! I am working the Mommy Mojo hard. 

4 comments:

Terri said...

Your a busy lady Wendy!!! Very impressive! Mowing a back yard and painting a bathroom all in one week!? Super Mom!!!

Cherrie said...

Any interest in relocating to PA??

Ellie said...

YOU ARE HIRED~!

I have a HUGE JOB FOR YOU HERE...

MY MOJO HAS POOPED OUT.


HUGS

PS... Lumpy is still Lumpy... Doctor wants him to come back in and due more testing. We go on 6/1... I will keep you posted.

Tracy said...

Awesome! I know that had to feel so good. Maybe I can catch some of your mommy mojo, Lord knows I need it!!