It’s been a long week. So many issues: fires to put out, tasks to manage, people to coordinate…. soo much on my plate. I try not to let it overwhelm me and sometimes it actually feels like I work best under high stress, but that’s not a place I like to live long term.
I remember reading an article that said if you want something done you give it to the busiest person you know. They most likely have very good time management skills and will find a way to get it done. At the time I wasn’t a single mom but the article reminded me of one of my dearest friends who was. She is a sweet soul who was always so very busy and I knew that if I asked her to do something she absolutely would do it, whatever it took.
But I digress…… I wanted to cap off the week with something fun. So on the way home I stopped at Jack in the Box and McDonald’s and grabbed a selection of milkshakes and burgers from each. At home I cut the sandwiches into quarters and set it all up like a banquet and we all taste tested everything. We have done this before with apples and desserts and such. It’s just a simple and fun way to share our experiences, talking about our preferences and the distinctions.
I was a bit shocked at the results. And, of course, they laughed at me. I take these things so much more seriously than they all do. Lol. Now I didn’t even bother getting fries from JitB because we all know McDonald’s beats them out, but in hindsight I wish I would have ordered the onion rings. However, with so much food I was thinking that I would end up having to eat them myself. Somehow even though I cook with onions the kids don’t appreciate them all that much still. Lol
The results were that even though the look and quality seemed about the same (with the exception of the McDonald’s shake which didn’t taste like real ice cream and no one touched beyond one sip) that the overall taste of the food was much better at JinB. Now granted we don’t eat fast food all that much. Yet I was still a bit surprised. The 2 sandwiches from JinB far outbeat the 3 from McDonald’s.
Well… anyway, simple fun….but I think next time we’ll stick to healthy options. I fell to bed with a full stomach and slept like a log in my food coma. Today I have a client, errands and tackling this flea issue. Somehow I thought the change of weather would automatically settle it but nooooooo. Of course, I’ve also never had three pets before.
Now I can see why my parentals never wanted to let me have pets. It’s one more expense, one more moving part, one more responsibility and in this case 3. But the pets provide a huge emotional support for the kids and they are part of our family. Plus even with the trouble and issues, I do love them. But it just adds more to my plate.
I remember last night discussing with Paul our difficulties and the sadness and desperation surrounding them sometimes and I said to him at one point “I appreciate you telling me this and I understand your viewpoint but you have your wife to share in your problems, to lean on, to cope and work things out together… I have no one.” And I felt like he finally, truly, really grasped that.
Oh well…….on the the next thing. Gonna take it super easy on my digestion today. I asked far too much of it yesterday in my overindulgence.
Hope you all have a joyous day or at least have yourself a simple pleasure. 💋😉