Am I supposed to do something? Receive something? A plaque? Do I get a telegram from the Queen? Maybe the Queen of Spain? Do telegrams even exist anymore?
Is there a special anniversary theme like those for
Anyhow, I thought that the number 300 appeared significant but quickly realized that in the whole scheme of things - it really wasn't.
So I got over it and moved on in life.
Before giving birth, I was a somewhat organized person. But any semblance to organization was blown to hell in a hand basket the day my water broke.
It would be little exaggeration to say I've been treading water ever since. Sure my legs are stronger now but oh my holy heck - all organizations skills have had to adapt to working in traumatic conditions.
That said, back in my days of pre-baby "I'm going to be a perfect mom" delusions, a meal plan was something I envisioned doing for my family and budget but (omg stop laughing... I know you are laughing at the insanity of that statement because you know I'd never pull that off... oh come on, stop it please) BUT you guessed it: it will be a slow day in Toddlerville the day that manage to organize a meal plan.
So we wing it most weeks. I try to plan two or three meals and then work around that slim plan. Basically I'm always scrambling to the store last-minute OR sending SB a shopping list on those afternoons where Bumper (and therefore I) won't survive a grocery shopping trip.
And I've got to admit: when it comes to pre-planning meals, I'm kind of paranoid about meat (I'm convinced it will go bad fast). So I like to cook it ASAP same-day as purchase which makes it difficult to pre-shop a meat-included meal.
And since I'm making admissions: I don't really like the meat prep. Sure, I love to eat it most of the time but handling it raw... ewwwww.
Oh and forget about frozen meat - defrosting requires a lot of coordination. You know, like remembering to take it out of the freezer.
Anyhow, to get to the point (oh yes, there is a point) there is a really cool challenge going on over at The League of Maternal Justice - who have partnered up with the super fine BlogHers Act Canada and equally super cool Green Mom Finds. The challenge is to go meat free Monday through Friday this week.
Sold! It means less shopping and handling of bloody stuff (literally).
There are recipes to be shared and there are prizes involved which translates to triple word score. Check out the deets here:
So yes, you have been warned. This week I will probably be talking about how green, healthy, light, and airy I'm feeling.
And possibly gassy because I'm not sure if my body is ready to be filled with vegetables and other assorted healthy items.
I have been meaning to take care of the body I was issued, but I was also kind of waiting until the invention of a non-invasive day surgery procedure that would cure all ails with no repercussions.
Since that might not be a possibility, I think I will start with a challenge because I'm kind of a competitive person. Okay, not kind of but completely. So I'm going meat free this week, which means the family is going meat free this week.
Oh wait, before I sign up I need to confirm: Do Cadbury Easter Cream eggs count as meat? (please PLEASE say no).
Care to join in NoMeatPoWeek? What's the worst thing that could happen? You feel healthy? Save on the food bill? Seriously, what's stopping you?
lollipops aren't made of meat, right?
okay, I'm in
okay, I'm in