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.