Now tell me, how on earth did we get here already? Was it not just yesterday we were celebrating New Year's Eve? The end of January. Well. Here we go year...we're about to get on the merry-go-round!
This week has me returning to work after exactly 13 years of being at home. That feels very strange to say. Firstly because it's hard to consider what I will be doing 'work'. I love being at school! Secondly because I never imagined I would be one to step out of my completely SAHM role to have a job. But what a job. I didn't apply....I had no interview process to go through. It just happened. I'm very relieved to have skipped the scary stuff!
So this week of firsts and very hot days (it's meant to be 39C on Wednesday) has a menu that looks like:
Monday: Don't know ~ we'll be at Mum's
Tuesday: Fish, garden salad, potato salad
Wednesday: Honey Mustard Chicken, salad
Thursday: Dinner with BIL (he's visiting from the US). I'm waiting to see if the 'boys' and their families are coming here for dinner, or we're going to a restaurant.
Friday: Vegetable Patties, salad, potato wedges
Saturday: Homemade Pizza (pineapple & bacon; onion, garlic & potato)
Sunday: Baked Gnocchi with Roast Tomato Sauce
I do believe that Saturday and Sunday will be ushered in with a flurry of other kitchen activities that will include baking for lunch box snacks and making sure there is fresh bread for school lunch sandwiches. Not to mention digging out lunch boxes and ensuring the little ice packs are all in the freezer. We now have a set of 6 so that they can be in constant rotation. Forgetting to refreeze them in the evening will not result in disaster the next day!
By the way....HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!