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!