Sunday, September 09, 2007

More to keep me busy
I'm definitely not one of those moms who hang out at the house watching TV all day long with the kids. There is always something to do, somewhere to go, someone to meet.

I workout 4 days a week with my massage friend & my photographer friend (Sunday's being two-a-days working out with both of them at separate times-for four hours total). Twice a week I walk for an hour with the walking group where we pack the kids in the strollers & walk on the inner-city trails here in town. We have playgroup once a week & various activities all of the other days. There is something scheduled every single day of the week. I get massages one to two times a week. I have monthly board meetings, club meetings, babysitting co-op meetings, birthday parties & MOMS Night Out. I have my monthly tasting parties for the cooking competitions & now I'm going to Cooking Club.

Whew. That's a lot of stuff. And that's not counting the "spur of the moment" stuff like play time at the park before dinner or shopping trips or business stuff like writing articles, designing workout programs & calling attorneys. It's no wonder I get to bed at 1-2 am every night.

This weekend was the first Cooking Club get together. Each month there is a theme & to kick the first one off, it was 30 Minutes or Less. The members of the Cooking Club made their quick & easy dish, brought enough for everyone to sample & a copy of the recipe for everyone as well. The first meeting was very small with my massage friend, another Club member, the host (who's from The East Side Chapter) & me. But there was certainly enough food to eat!

I made a mini-meatloaf dish & I was very happy that the theme was 30 minutes or less. We got home from grocery shopping at 1pm & my massage friend was picking me up at 1:40 to get there by 2. I got it all together, put it in the oven, jumped in the shower & I was getting the dish in a container just as I heard her knock on the door. Perfect timing.
This picture is for you Girl From Floria!

We had a great time eating delicious food & chatting. There was pizza, a chicken bruschetta casserole, three-pepper quesadilla & my mini-meatloaves. YUM! I'd never made the dish before (as I often do, using everyone as recipe guinea pigs) & I was pleasantly surprised at how good they turned out. It's something that I would make again, if only Bill ate things other than plain meat & cheese.


girl from florida said...

OOH that looks SO delicious! Thank you for the picture :)

You are one of the busiest mommies I know! (well, "know" online, anyway :)) I don't know how you do it all, you are a terrific inspiration. Especially with all the working out you do, I love hearing about it!

Dawn B said...

*mouth watering*
Hey, send some to me over here while I watch tv during the day. LOL!!!! ( I joke because my husband thought that's what I did all day...he was proven wrong when laid off last week) I wish I could be as busy as you outside of the home, though...and you seem to handle it all beautifully. Very cool.

Jaime said...

Looks delicious!!!

I used to be able to get out more often when I only had two children, I wish for those days sometimes.

I can't wait to start up my work out routine (as soon as my Dr give me the clear). My poor stairmaster looks like a decoration with all the dust on it.

Jen said...

HEY! Don't knock being one of those mom's who stays in her pajamas all day and watches t.v., until you've tried it!!

(I write this from my couch in my bite it!!) :) you've made me hungry! Thanks a lot!