Friday, April 4, 2008

A slave to routines

Confession: Until today, I didn't realize that over the last two weeks, I had gotten into a great rhythm. As soon as I took the children to school, I'd come home and fix breakfast for those of us left at home. Next, I'd sit down and blog and in the process, outline my goals for the day. This has proved so very helpful.

After blogging and checking a few emails and favorite message boards, I'd clean up the kitchen, do the laundry, tidy the living room, and then sew or do one of my dreaded tasks like floors or organizing one of the black holes.

So what upset the balance today?

That would be my husband who was home all day! Right now, he's completely useless with the bum ankle. He couldn't even really take the little girls into the backyard to play.

I was surprised to find how much just having him upset the precarious balance of my day.

What didn't get done? Laundry, tidying the living room, the bathroom.

The only reason the kitchen was picked up was because *someone* and it wasn't me, wanted pancakes and the good skillet was dirty. I And, I can't just clean one dish without cleaning up the rest of the kitchen.

I also managed to get mock-ups of a client's project done. And, I gathered up 15 pages worth of insurance information to fax. I suppose the day wasn't a complete waste. I just really felt out of sorts because my routine was disrupted.

My routine was so disrupted I only managed to take my medicine once today and this just made me even more scattered.

One plus, dinner was a hit. No pictures. D thinks I'm nuts to take pictures of our food.

Simple and Tasty Ham

several pieces of ham/turkey ham or ham steak...one per person
1/4 C water
1/4 C honey mustard (I used 1/4 C dijon mustard and 2 T honey)
1/4 green onions
1/2 C sour cream

mix water and mustard together in small bowl. heat skillet over medium heat and add ham. Pour mustard sauce on ham. Heat ham through. In another small bowl, mix together green onions and sour cream. Once ham is heated, stir sour cream sauce in to skillet. Cook 1 min. Serve.

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