Happy Palm Sunday! I can’t believe we are only a week away from Easter. With more cold weather and a chance of snow it sure doesn’t feel like it. And with our first round of flu to hit our house the whole season it also doesn’t seem like spring.
It was another stressful weekend of having one sick kid and trying to keep the others healthy. I am praying this is over soon and that the baby stays healthy.
So our week is a little uncertain depending on everyone’s status. For sure half of the family will be staying home from church today. Thankfully we don’t have any plans for tomorrow either. Spring break starts on Friday. We are not going anywhere. I think we all need to just relax a bit.
We will be seeing family both for Easter and the following weekend. So I’m working on meal planning/prepping and cleaning.
My kitchen to-do’s are dependent on how everyone is feeling. This is what I have planned for now: gluten free bread, whole wheat muffins, gluten free sweet bread, gluten free corn muffins and gluten free crackers (for the crust for my husband’s birthday cheesecake).
With all of the stress I’ve been under for the last six weeks my body is really struggling. Pretty much every symptom that pops up related to some form of stress is happening: acne/cysts on my face, head and neck, hair falling out, tooth decay, weight gain in my abdomen, poor digestion, blood shot and itchy eyes, body odor (no matter how many times I wash or how much deodorant I wear), mood swings, anxiety, fatigue, dry and oily skin, lower body temperature. So this week I am trying to make rest a priority. That might mean going to be early or sleeping in a little, taking a nap if the opportunity arises or even just putting my feet up and reading instead of always being busy.
This could mean no exercise. I know that is a form of stress on my body when I’m already run down. I do like to do some gentle movement each day. But even small stuff can be stressful. So I’m trying to put rest first. And then if time/energy allows I can do a little exercise. This will be a big challenge for me. Mostly mentally. We’ll see how it goes.
Here is our menu for the week. We should probably just be eating soup for every meal. Hopefully everyone is healthy and back on track by the start of spring break. What’s on your menu this week?
B – yogurt parfait
L – hamburgers, french fries, beans
D – leftover mac ‘n’ cheese, smoothies
* soak flour for corn muffins, soak flour for gf bread
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – corn dog muffins, roasted cauliflower, peaches
*sprout beans, make corn muffins, make gf bread, boil eggs
B – hard boiled egg, toast
D (prep ahead) – cp chili, corn muffins
B – muffins, fruit
D (prep ahead) – cp pork chops, potatoes, carrots
*make muffins, soak flour for sweet bread
B – oat cups
D – sd pancakes w/ blueberry topping, roasted cabbage, bacon
*soak flour for graham crackers
B – apple pie parfait
D – hamburger corn bake
*make graham crackers for cheesecake