“to be shot on Monday”
We feasted and had a great Thanksgiving here. In reflection it was a pretty clean meal. I made everything from scratch including the pies – pumpkin and cranberry apple w/ very little coconut sugar in one and none in the other. More importantly we really celebrated the harvests (most was local), our good fortune, and each other.
The last few days have been fantastic with family time. After my yoga class on Friday we headed for the mountains for a hike while it lightly snowed. The weather has been pleasant to play outside and we have been fighting off illnesses going around. This has been part of our grand plan.
This week will be a little less idyllic. I will be single-parenting for a few days as my husband travels, I am picking up extra yoga classes for friends, and I have a lot of evening commitments that I don’t normally do… or quite with this frequency. This is the kind of high-volume week that me and my family have in a sense been gearing up for with a focus on not getting sick (good nutritive food, rest, water, lots of hand washing).
With a busy week and my husband not around for our usual family meals I am having a hard time figuring out meal planning. Our toddler has reached a point where he is refusing veggies (as well as a few meals) so I have finally put him on a multi-vitamin as well as blending veggies into foods. I am making an effort not to hide the veggies so he sees me prepare what he is eating… even all the greens going into sauces and smoothies.
This odd week will be mostly clean. It will have to be clean when I am not at events with open bars and catered food awaiting me. I am looking forward to the food at one event in particular so making my calories really count this week so I can fully enjoy that night. It is all about maximizing joy in this life, right?
I am not menu planning this week but have lean chicken breasts marinating to be grilled, loads of veggies and some more carbolicious offerings for my toddler so we can easily enjoy our meals together.
I am also thinking about that 8 year-old boy that was taken from his mom and put in foster care because he is over 200 pounds. My head is racing with societal comments on this incident. Wishing people could have an easier time finding resources that work for them if they are dealing with hard obesity issues. My thoughts are with that little boy and his family and hoping he is not scared.
Have a wonderful week everyone.