Oh me, oh my, what a week I had.
Last week was my first week with the students at my new full time job. My gosh, it was rough. I’m told that the first week of back to school is always the worst, and that things will get easier as the students get settled into a routine. I hope and pray this is the case. I’ll tell you what, I have SO MUCH more respect for special education teachers now. Working with students with behavior management, focus, anger, anxiety, and other issues is tough. I’m so grateful for the opportunity. I am convinced that if I survive, it’ll be one of the greatest career experiences of my life! 😀
I’m not quite adjusted to the full-time schedule yet. I have been EXHAUSTED. I’m sure that I’ll adjust in time, and keeping meal times organized will help a lot with that. We’ll be keeping it pretty simple this week, with breakfasts and lunches being pretty much the same thing each day. My son will eat his whole grain toast with fresh fruit that he loves. My daughter will consume her cereal with fruit and carrots like usual. I’ll continue to eat the country breakfasts. For lunch, my daughter will have school lunch and my son will have his standard bread, bacon, carrots, blueberries and vitamin. I’ll have a salad for lunch each day. Dinners will be varied, of course. Thank goodness, right? I’m so boring sometimes.
Monday – Chicken and Dumpling soup – I have some leftover gluten free biscuit dough, so I’ll use that with some of our shredded chicken in the freezer. I’ll serve this with a lettuce salad
Tuesday – Taco soup – this is another meal that is in my freezer. I’m so glad I did some freezer cooking over the summer!
Wednesday – Hubby is cooking since he’s off work.
Thursday – Breakfast for dinner (french toast, turkey bacon, fresh fruit)
Friday – leftover night
Saturday – Out to eat
Sunday – Baked Potato Bar with a Lettuce Salad Bar
The goals for this week are simple, just because I’m a wimp, and I’m convinced I’ll be busy enough at work and cleaning house.
- Write up and post August’s expense report.
- Harvest garden tomatoes and can a batch (or 2) of spaghetti sauce.
That’s it for me! What great plans do you have for the week?