If you look at this photo of last week's meals, you can see that I am getting quite good at sticking to the menu now. I don't always eat the meals on the day that I say I will eat them, because sometimes when you have something written down for one day later in the week you suddenly find yourself really wanting it NOW. So I do, and simply cross it off as I eat it.
Alan shared the Quorn and Vegetable curry meal with me and offered to buy a chippy tea the following night ... I was hardly going to turn that down now was I. 😄
There are a couple of other things not eaten but obviously they are still available to eat, so the quesadillas have moved forward to this week, but the Miguel Barclay Potato and Leek pasty will have to wait until I make some pastry.
I am having a quiet day today as I really attacked the food cupboard yesterday, emptying it all out in sections, cleaning, reorganising and refilling. I had to do it all in little bursts as it was tough on my back with the lifting and stretching and on my foot when I was kneeling on the floor.
'Something then rest ... '
Is better than nothing at all, we should all be kinder to ourselves.
But oh boy is it nice looking into the cupboards now! I'll show you the photos on here tomorrow ... I promise. 😀
Something then rest is a good philosophy. I hope you enjoyed those chips.ReplyDelete
They were good, and Alan really enjoyed the curry too. It's nice to share. :-)Delete
'Something then rest' - oh I do like that! And yes I do think we all tend to beat ourselves up too much when we don't stick exactly to plan....I know I do. Instead of writing a list of 'things to do today', I'm trying a different list: just 'Things to do' - no date, just as and when. And then they can be crossed off when they're done.ReplyDelete
It's a good feeling crossing anything off a list isn't it. I've been known to add something that I've done that wasn't actually on the list to the list, just so that I can cross it off. :-)Delete
Oooh you are so right about the “sound effects” while moving - it’s a bit of a shock isn’t it!Delete
Love your planning and philosophy of being kind to ourselves when things take longer or change.
Thank you for letting us come along for the ride with you 😃
When my back was at it's worst and I could barely move without groaning I was told by the doctor to allow the noises, as it would make things hurt even more to make a conscious effort to keep them in. It seemed to really work.Delete
I think these days it's less of a wild ride and more of a slow and steady amble ... but hey, at least we are still getting somewhere. :-)
That’s a good philosophy but I do miss being able to kneel on the floor without locking up my knee and shooting pain!ReplyDelete
My menu plan is always shifting too and I’ve started calling it planned flexibility. As long as I get 7 dinners planned I’m doing well. You are so good at getting multiple varied dishes out of the same/similar ingredients. I’m trying to learn from you!
It's not good is it, remember those days when we were young and we would sit on the floor for hours watching television or just cross-legged reading, not anymore!! If I sit on my bum my back hurts and if I kneel up or down my foot hurts, and by the end of yesterday I just couldn't get up off the floor anymore after I did get down ... shoot me now!!Delete
I think I am going to start having a base of something to use each week and make multiple meals from the foods that I have the most of, cooking up a batch of something at the start of each week. Apart from getting ahead of the game menu planning-wise it also means a bit less washing up, which always makes me very happy.
I love those sentiments and agree with every word. I've been a bit shocked at how when I tipped over into my sixties it felt like suddenly all forms of bending and stretching seems to come with an accompanying pain!ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
... and accompanying sound effects. ;-)Delete
A little bit at a time and it is surprising how quickly things progress. You've done brilliantly. xxReplyDelete
I used to give myself half an hour of gardening at a time and see how much difference I could make just before we left the house in Wales. It was always quite heartening to see that even small bursts of activity were worthwhile.Delete
As I get older I find myself doing this more and more often. I still get all done, but the rests are what enable me to actually finish what I start out to do.ReplyDelete
It's learning to pace ourselves that is the most important thing isn't it, that and not feeling too guilty for not getting as much done in a day as we used to.Delete