Monday, July 24, 2017

Freedom week plans

This is my last week of freedom before I head off to what feels like jail work.

Here are the plans for the week:

meal prepping- I'm going to make some freezer meals and buy ingredients for easy meals in the instant pot as well.  I know that I will walk in the door to "what's for dinner?" which will make me want to commit murder if we don't have a plan.  The long term plan is to put other family members in charge of certain days so I don't feel like it all falls on me but I'm going to bring that in at a later date after the family is used to me being gone. No sense getting everyone all riled up.  As it is now, I sometimes just revolt and say "It's someone else's turn to do dinner!" and someone will either make something or we eat out. But I don't want to be revolting every night so I'm trying to plan ahead.  Carter already does Sunday dinner but I might have to move him to a weeknight after seeing how I feel at the end of the day.

celebrating- I'm having lunch with a friend from my old job one day.  I'm also doing a big last hurrah with my parents for our normal Thursday lunch. We are going to Salt Lake for lunch in the beautiful Joseph Smith Memorial Building followed by site seeing/movies. Dad likes to occasionally take Mom to Salt Lake and they walk around temple square and see the movies that are playing in the visitor's center.  They haven't done it in awhile so we are going to make a day of it.  We are switching to a Thursday night get together once I start work...I will just drive straight to their house from work on Thursdays and we will have dinner or I will hang out with mom while Dad gets a break. I still want to be helpful and be a part of their lives on a regular basis even with this change. It is the main reason I moved here after all.
I might also take some goodies in to work at Seagull since it will be my last day.  We'll see if I manage that.

frantically finishing projects- I currently have two projects in the works: my curtains/curtain rod for the family room and the rehab on the little table I got at the garage sale.  Both have stalled a bit since we had house guests but I have to get back on track.  I really don't want this job to stop my projects...I get a lot of happiness from doing these little things so I have to find ways to keep it going even with less time at home each week.

I'm sure I will also do some vegging in front of the tv, staying up too late and reading on the couch during the day...just to get in some last minute laziness before I have to become productive.
I'm off to a good start since it's nearly 11 a.m. and I have yet to get dressed. Woo Hoo Freedom Week has begun!


  1. Sounds like a perfect week. Good luck with your dinners! I'm pretty sure I'll stop cooking when I go back to work full time.

    1. At this point all I can guarantee is one week of dinners...after that all bets are off! haha