Sunday, August 30, 2009

Catching Up...

Whew, towards the end of last week I was busy! Work was crazy - budget time for a non-profit is never fun and everyone around me was alternatively panicking/scurrying/gathering facts - while I redesigned our monthly e-newsletter. So except for the tons of phone calls that I had to answer, which interrupted my flow, I had fun making the changes that I've actually wanted to do since I took it over more than two years ago, but couldn't, because my previous boss wanted it a certain way. But he's gone, and our acting director was fine with the changes, so I took it and ran! It will go out on the first, so we'll see how many compliments and complaints our readers have - hopefully more of the former!

After I got off work on Saturday (yes, still working on Saturdays, boo), Jeff and I did the Sam's Club run (strawberries, cucumbers, turkey, pepperjack cheese and Kashi Golean Crunch) and a quick trip to the grocery store for a couple of small avocados and a bottle of mustard (god knows we do not need the Sam's Club size of mustard for the two of us!).

I made one of my huge salads for dinner while Jeff packed for his trip to California - that's right, I am a single lady as of today! He will be gone until very late next Sunday, so of course I spent all day today getting the house clean as I know it will stay that way for an entire week - woohoo! It's amazing how much more clutter amasses when he's home - shoot, I know that he has to drop his wallet, sunglasses, regular glasses, keys, keys and keys, along with various paperwork somewhere, but you'd think he could pick one spot and leave it all there...but no. Dribs and drabs on the kitchen counter, nightstand, end table, laundry room - some days it drives me crazy! Other days I don't notice it as much. But this week, it's all put away and will stay that way. Yeehaw!

I am looking forward to a week of eating what I want - except that Shelley '09 is a much different version than the Shelley of past years...whereas before, it was a free-for-all week of Taco Bell, McDonalds, pizza delivery, chips, candy and more garbage than you can imagine, this week I'm looking forward to being able to have my fruit/yogurt/cereal combination for dinner...or a scrambled egg and whole wheat English muffin, or a fruit smoothie - picking exactly what I want to eat and not worrying that it won't be substantial enough for Jeff will be nice for a week. Of course, by the time he comes back I'll be ready to start grilling chicken again - glad that I can have it both ways!

18 comments:

  1. I had the same items on my list today...

    strawberries, cucumbers, turkey, and Kashi Golean Crunch, but I got havarti cheese not pepperjack.

    When my hubby is gone, my sons keep the mess going for him.

    Enjoy your week alone!

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  2. I'm glad you were given the opportunity to express your creativity at work! Yay.

    I just have to snicker about the "man" clutter and the house staying nice. I so get that. We also used to eat out when hubs was gone, but now if we do, it's Subway.

    Enjoy your week--it always makes me appreciate hubby more when he comes home, and his clutter doesn't bother me until the day after his return. ;-)

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  3. enjoy your food freedom this coming week! LOL

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  4. My husband never goes away, but I wish he did. He doesn't usually make too much mess, but I'm getting so OCD in lately anything out of place drives me crazy. lol! Have fun eating whatever you want. That's always nice not having to worry about anyone besides yourself. Have a good week.

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  5. Sounds like you had a really productive, albeit busy work week.

    Enjoy your week as a single gal!

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  6. Love the Kashi (and Sam's)! The picking up thing drives me crazy, too, except it's my kids. Sometimes I look around and think where did all this crap come from? And then I realize alot of it is my stuff. Enjoy your time this week!

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  7. Oh I love Sams Club! Hope you have a great week! Happy Monday

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  8. Ah, being a bachelorette for a week! Those can be fun times LOL!

    I miss my hubby when he goes away, but it can always be fun to do things I usually don't when we are together.

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  9. Do you have a work week of 6 days Shelley?

    I always like it when R. is away for a few days. I'm eating healthy than but he's a bit difficult with food: he doesn't like everything. So those days I can eat what I like and he doesn't. Next weekend I will be home alone too.

    Have a great week!

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  10. I had to laugh about what you used to eat when alone. I was the same way!

    Even before I met Tony, it wasn't unusual for me and Hannah to have dinner, I'd put her to bed and then order a large pizza - just for me!

    Um, no wonder I weighed 210 pounds!

    You are going to have a great "Shelley" week! :D

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  11. This post made me laugh when I remember my hubby going away on business and yes indeedy - it was a food free-for-all at Casa Gigi too! Ice cream and pasta and cheese - oh my!

    How nice to be able to keep the house clean for the whole time too. Enjoy your week!

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  12. Hope you have a fun and enjoy the company of your returning hero at the end!

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  13. Enjoy your single time!! I always say that when my husband away I get to have cereal for dinner. I'm happy I'm not the only one who looks forward to something like that :)

    Glad you got to use your creativity for your newsletter too!

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  14. I read your list of good food items and realized I should have gotten something healthier than a pop tart for breakfast! Good job in eating healthier!

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  15. This reminds me of myself, just thinking of what I choose to eat now and what I would have choosen to eat before and it was right on par with your "before" choices...oh to binge and no one could see me...and Taco Bell...I do miss Taco Bell.

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  16. Girl's week! Woo Hoo! And I'm glad you got to make the newsletter you're own way. :)

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  17. My man is gone for a year - I'm going to use the opportunity to make some healthier food choices for Noah and I, including raw milk, soaked grains, more nutrient-dense foods, and lighter suppers for me. Noah, on the other hand, just went roaring into puberty last month, so I'll be feeding him about every 5 minutes while he grows an inch or two a month.

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