I’m struggling a bit lately. I’ve been a bit under the weather. Not properly ill, just really tired ALL. THE. TIME. Part and parcel of having two children, I guess. And crochet-wise, I’m now in the busy run-up to Christmas. I’ll be working non-stop for the next three months to get it all done. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy it. Making beautiful gifts for other people gives me great pleasure. But it’s a lot to get done and I’m a born worrier.
I’m nearly 34 but lately I’m feeling old. Really feeling it. Run down. Not 100%. Never getting as much done as I need because I just want to plonk myself on the sofa and concentrate on keeping my eyes open. I don’t even seem to be able to keep up with the housework lately so blogging is taking a bit of a back seat. Something’s got to give. I’ll still fit it in when I can but possibly not as frequently as usual.
I am still cooking from scratch, of course. With Christmas and lots of birthdays coming up, it’s more important than ever to have thrifty meals planned ahead of time to avoid falling back on a takeaway or last minute convenience food. And quite frankly, I’m feeling so washed out at the moment I need all the nutrition I can get!
MONDAY: Burgers in buns with salad
TUESDAY: Chicken in mustard sauce, garlic potatoes and broccoli
WEDNESDAY: Salmon noodles with honey, ginger and soy, served with spring rolls
THURSDAY: Fried eggs, vegetable nuggets and baked beans
FRIDAY: Veggie lentil chilli, soured cream and tortillas
SATURDAY: Cheese board with crackers, grapes, celery and beetroot
SUNDAY: Roast at my mum’s