I have been feeling a bit like a duck lately – all calm on the surface and paddling furiously beneath the surface!
Work is busy and I have deadlines and targets to meet before Christmas. I am hopeful of achieving them but I can only do what is humanly possible.
On the home front it is about the mundane things – washing, ironing, preparing meals as well as keeping the house in reasonable order.
A menu plan written on the weekend is a must to keep me on track during the week. Tonight was Mexican quinoa and while that was cooking I steamed a chicken breast fillet in preparation for tomorrow night. In the morning I will take a tub of sweet and sour sauce and some rice from the freezer. Tomorrow evening will be a simple matter of shredding the chicken, adding to the sauce and heating along with the rice. Dinner will be ready in no time.
Last night I did some ironing and tonight the folded clothes were put away. A little bit each night helps to keep on top of the ordinary tasks and leaves me time for extra jobs on the weekend.
On Sunday we cleaned up the vegetable gardens and planted some new seedlings. I hope to have some photos of the progress in a couple of days. We also picked several kilos of cherry tomatoes which are washed, packed and frozen for later use.