Okay, so remember when I said I’m a hot mess? I really am. More so now than ever!
I’m actually taking a vacation December 1 – 15th to a place soon to be revealed – perhaps with my very first giveaway! Let’s hold our breath, shall we?
So, between now and December 1 is a rush like you would not believe. T-8 days as of today! (I’m not very good at math – don’t judge me.)
Here is a list of things I have to get done:
1. Work related: 3 Motions, 2 discovery responses (just assume is a ginormous task – it is!), and the usual slew of letters to courts, clients and a-hole defense attorneys (if you’re a defense attorney, it’s not you – it’s the ones on I deal with! Again, don’t judge), accounts payable, accounts receivable, administrative things to make sure the office can function to the best of its ability while we are gone.
2. House related: clean the house (I hate coming back to a messy house), clean the tub – it needed to be done 2 weeks ago (whoops!), clean the fridge (get rid of everything that will spoil in 2 weeks – It’s time for food hand-me-downs, mom!), pack, buy traveling supplies (because where I’m going – I’ll need all the hand sanitizer I can get), pick up adequate luggage from my parents’ house, go shopping for vacation clothes (you know it’s a necessity!), make sure my cell phone works on the trip and to sign up for whatever plan that won’t charge me $24,000 in roaming charges.
3. Thanksgiving related: go grocery shopping, coordinate with other family members on food and time, make the following: pie crust, apple pie, strawberry pie, rolls, salad and cornbread (Why the hell did I sign up for all of this?! Oh yes – because I’m crazy! It’s time to delegate to other family members!).
While this may sound easy to so many of you super women out there, please keep in mind that I’m balancing all this with a 12-hour work day. I think this calls for a “GAH!”
Since, I’m being honest – while managing these days – my good eating habits have gone down the pooper. Since Shreveport, we have on-the-go everyday and let me tell you – take-out salads (Jason’s Deli & Chik-fil-A)and soups (Jason’s Deli & pho) have been my friend. While I want to make excuses, I really don’t have a valid reason.
For instance, I have one my favorite quick meals in my house – the Boca! I am a HUGE burger fan – I could eat burgers and fries at least 3 times per week – and I’m sure in college I did that. (Let’s say Wendy’s and I were pretty much sisters.)
Then, Binks introduced me to the Boca burger – flame grilled, of course. After this, I never looked back. I do not have a craving for a burger that cannot be satisfied with this. I sound like a commercial, but I swear it’s fantastic. (I’m probably going to find something about it saying it’s bad in some way shape or form – but for now, it’s delicious.)
I had it for lunch yesterday:
That’s my husband’s burger – not mine! (To be fair, mine were just missing the habaneros). I used his picture for two reasons: (1) he insisted for whatever reason and (2) I wanted to show you just how insane he is with the heat! I asked him how it tasted and he said: “It tastes like burning….a good burning.”
If you look carefully at the picture, underneath all those veggies, you can see a burger (on the right bun). It’s delicious, filling and I never look back when it comes to burgers. Does this mean I give up all ground beef burgers? No. But, this reminds me that when I go through the fast-food window that I have better and just-as-easy options at home.
And then I had a couple of these:
Dark chocolate covered raisins!
So, again, I ask for help!
Any of you know a good recipe for the following: salad (really I’m looking for a mix – pref. with nuts and fruit – and dressing) and cornbread?
How do you cope with stress and a huge to-do list?
Happy Glee Day! 🙂