I'm sure there are many posts out there from far more organised women than I, who are completely organised and will scratch their heads in wonder that this is somewhat of a revelation. Not a new one...but a very much appreciated one!
I knew I would be late home tonight. I knew Dh would be heading out early in the evening. This morning I ducked home between staff devotions and the lessons I was required for and got dinner into the crockpot. Now I know this is nothing new, indeed I've used my crockpot for such occasions previously. However, when I'm leaving at 8am, getting a crockpot going is not usually on top of my to-do list. I'm flat out getting four of us out the door, each with the things that are needed for the day.
It was wonderful to have about an hour to pop back home and get myself prepared for the evening ahead, so that I would not be stressed about how long the 'section meeting' went for. I've come home to a dinner prepared without undue flurry and tension this morning and I had the foresight to put the cooling on too. Now what could be better, I wonder, than coming home to dinner cooked and a cool home when the day is again hot....currently 30C.
I think working in the middle of the day has some benefits I had not thought of!