You know that maniacal, crazed feeling you have right before you go on vacation? Well, I’m already there, and I’m not leaving for vacation for another week. The beginning of every month is already so busy for me, now add in all the middle month stuff that I’ll miss while I’m away, and combine it with blog planning, cleaning, packing, and trying to get rid of all of the food in our house. I’m trying to stay calm, and follow lists, but at least once each day I have a mini freak out, which is usually calmed by something I call a TV break. I’m fortunate to work at home most days, so whenever work starts to get the best of me, I walk away from my computer, and watch one recorded show on my DVR. My latest “calming” favorites have been The Rachel Zoe Project, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. These shows usually get priorities back in check pretty quickly if you know what I mean.
With crazed vacation planning comes some interesting meals for The Hubs and me. On this particular day, I had just written THIS post about what I still have leftover in terms of my pantry project. Just writing that started the anxiety for the day, and I wound up throwing most of my leftover frozen vegetables into the crock pot with some chicken, chipotle peppers, and my leftover stelline pasta (I love the mini star shape!) I topped it all with some chicken broth, and set it on low while I headed off to work. I told myself I NEEDED to get rid of this extra stuff for my own peace of mind. You know what? It was actually pretty good! The chipotle gave it a nice smoky flavor, and there is no doubt it was healthy. Not to shabby for a spur of the moment, anxiety driven meal!
Today I find myself already wishing it was the weekend and it’s only Wednesday. The washing machine AND our alarm clock broke , I have clients calling me with totally random problems, and I’m super sore from working out yesterday. Sigh. Totally first world problems, I know, but ones that would be less frustrating if I could sleep in then have a cocktail in the afternoon!