This morning is the true first morning of Spring Break. I am at home, not at school. I am not hurrying to the copy room to copy the day's papers. I am not on the walkie calling for cleanup of the puke in the hall. I am not on duty in the loud lunchroom. I am not at my desk quickly reading the day's Memo of events. I am at home, even this hour at 10:30 am, in my pj's. I drank lovely coffee slowly, not gulped. I wrote a blog on The End Time about music. I have been listening to the Gaither channel on Pandora. I am content.
This is the scene:
Start the day off right, not just with coffee, but make it 'weekend special' by adding whipped cream.
My table/desk. Coffee, laptop, book in progress, and notes for next blog:
My constant companion while I write (only in the morning, in the afternoon he goes and climbs under the covers and stays in bed the rest of the day) Murray-
My afternoon plans. I'll get dressed and put away the laundry, also make the bed (hard to do with Murray in it) and then spend the afternoon reading. I have a lot of books on deck.
In case you can't see the titles on a small phone screen, they are:
- Lit! Tony Reinke
- Visual Guide to the Bible, Challies & Byers
- In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, Donvan & Zucker
- The Believer's Joy, M'Cheyne
- It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
- Valley of Vision, Abbott, editor
- Work & our Labor in the Lord, Hamilton
- Idols of a Mother's Heart, Fox
- Internet Inferno, Beasley
- Banner of Truth Magazine
- Southern Living
My food prep this week will still continue. I need to eat stuff and since I am the only one here, I have to cook it. I am working very hard not to have any processed food or any junk food etc. Meals to come:
Rice noodles with tofu and green beans
Baked spaghetti with spinach and mushrooms
Enchiladas with fresh cheese and avocado on top
Fruit (bananas, grapes, peaches, ugli fruit, plums)
I bought several gluten-free items Friday, which KILLED my budget, but I figured I'd try a few items and then frugally seed them into the occasional weekly menu. I got:
Ezekiel sprouted grain bread
Base Camp blonde brownie
That's $30 right there. Each gluten free item generally costs at minimum, $5. The pizza was $10. The spaghetti was on sale as was the brownie. Still. I cannot forsee buying all of these each week. Maybe one of them, once per month. But I am trying them and then keeping track of how I like them so I can make a mindful choice as to how to enhance my menus without getting sick all the time. I'll review them at some point soon.
OK I better get moving if I am to get on my schedule for reading by noon!