Saturday, August 16, 2014

the weekend is here...

The weekend is here...and I am grateful.

I still haven't gotten a grip on meal prep, meal planning, meal anything! I did brown three pounds of hamburger last weekend. And I did add it to burritos one night. But that was as far as I got. (It will be turned into spaghetti sauce and a tray of enchiladas today to warm up during the week.)

I also made spicy noodles, and they were OK, but not great. They looked better than they tasted, so the leftovers didn't get eaten. (Although, now that I think about it, I could have turned them into a chow mein type of thing. Dangit. I didn't even think of that.) 

On a sad and serious note, our community lost another young man last week in a car accident. My boys knew him. My husband coached him in Little League. It happened two days before he was to start his junior year of high school. Each morning when I wake up I say a prayer for his mom and dad...knowing that they will wake up each day to the realization that they're son is gone. My heart breaks for them...

Life may be challenging, and work may be busy, and the car may need a repair...but that is all nothing when compared to the loss of a child. I am blessed. I have nothing to complain about. I need to remind myself of this when I feel a complaint rising up...keep things in perspective.

I'll be sticking close to home this weekend...tidying, washing, cooking, prepping, being quiet. My hubby washed all the floors yesterday while I was at cross that off of MY list of to-do's. (Thank you, honey.) 

How about you? What are your plans for the weekend?

1 comment:

Denise said...

I'm quiet this weekend too and it is nice. I'm so sad too for that family. So hard to read as we both have young drivers. I have to say that losing your child must be the hardest thing ever. We have to pray friend for them each and every day.