It's that time of year again. The week when I have to be at work every evening to run a special program designed to help relieve stress for our students. Unfortunately, it usually ends up generating stress for me, in by the end of the week, I am wiped out from not having any down time in the evenings.
So, in order to make this week run smoothly, I worked like crazy this weekend to get ahead in all of the daily chores, so that all I have to do when I get home is make a quick dinner, relax in bubble bath, and go to sleep. All of the grocery shopping is done (d'oh! I forgot to pick up the milk!), the laundry is done, the refrigerator is cleaned out, the dishes are in the dishwasher, and the dishwasher is running (even though it isn't full. Funny how long it takes to realize that you can run it half empty!). I made a big pot of spicy chicken soup this afternoon, which should last us a couple of days. I have a crockpot meal that can be made later this week. This should keep us from having to eat fast food this week. I feel so much better when we eat real food rather than going out. I have, however, promised my son that we'll go to Hickory Park on Saturday, after we are done Christmas shopping. (I have ONE present under the tree. ONE. And one in the closet, which I saw is on sale at Target for $10 less that what I paid for it on Black Friday. And I have no idea what to get a certain hard-to-shop-for friend, who shall remain nameless.)
So, I am as prepared for this week as I can be. Only two weeks left in the semester.
Longest two weeks ever...