Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good Intentions

As I sit here, finishing my dinner consisting of beer and reduced fat popcorn, I am reminded of my intentions for today. I have many good eating a healthy dinner, for one. But then...things happen. I am gone most of the day to a bridal shower. The older kids are invited to stay at their uncle's for a few days. It is 6pm, the babies are fussy, and Irelynn hasn't had her nap. I make her some soup, and put in "Kung Fu Panda," and bathe the boys who are now covered in blueberry juice and noodles. Shortly after, they go to sleep. And I don't feel like cooking.

My good intentions are not limited to the meals I wish I had planned. They color my life...from the environmentally-friendly tote bags I invested in to pack my groceries into...that I forget to bring into the the highly-rated workout videos I spent hours researching on that are currently gathering dust on my entertainment center. The huge pack of brightly colored Sharpie markiers I bought to color code my calendar for the school year are still in the drawer...buried under the bills that I meant to file...the ones that I meant to read, put due dates on the calendar in red Sharpie marker ink, and yet sit there, unfiled, with late fees having had to have been paid.

Sort of like the Senseo coffee maker I bought...and all the fancy coffee...because if I was only going to have one cup a day now, it was going to be my one indulgence. I do make a cup every morning...and as the hectic morning drags on, I find myself leaving it on the counter, only to be microwaved later after putting the boys down for a nap. Not so indulgent.

Or the bags of frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts that reside in my freezer, along with bags of frozen vegetables from Sam's hopes of making healthy meals for my family. More times than I'd like to admit, we wind up making frozen pizza or picking up McDonalds, because I just don't feel like cooking.

I did just purchase a mother's planner from (after much research, of course,) has space to write in all of your activities, a section for kids, and a section for meal planning. I fully intend on using it when it arrives.

I also intend on researching some easy, quick and healthy recipes to help me fill out the meal planner section.

Until then, though, I have plenty of beer and reduced fat popcorn. Which reminds me...I need to fill out the really cool organized grocery list sheet that is on the fridge and blank...we are out of frozen pizza...

1 comment:

  1. Now I don't feel so bad for eating chocolate covered raisins for my lunch! Thanks.