Still have plenty of days when I come home, take care of dogs, maybe put out the garbage cans, make dinner, eat, watch Doctor Who reruns with the husband, drink a glass of wine and fall asleep on the couch. I know, everyone who has kids is like WHAT?? why would you want to give that up? It sounds like an awesome weeknight.
Well, I do feel pretty silly the next day when I look at my to do list and realize that everything falls out of my brain like I have a big drain that opens when I walk through the door at home. I just want to be able to keep up with life instead of always feeling behind, y’know? And I get up at 5 to be productive in the mornings, but that’s not compatible with how the real world works because I get tired too early doing that. I am a morning person naturally, but I am still not 30 and I sometimes go to trivia or theater during the week and fall asleep in my seat. It’s not attractive. I need to get back in sync with a normal schedule. And a lot of the time my “to do list” is a bunch of things I need to discuss with the husband, and nighttime is the only time we can talk and make decisions.
By the way, related to this goal I think I am starting to fall back on my go-to recipes a little bit too much lately. Lunch was leftover rajma and dinner was kale and pancetta pasta. Both things I make regularly during the fall. I don’t want to burn out by taking on too many daunting cooking tasks during the week, but I can’t get lazy either. 8 months ago