We have also been busy gearing up for our school year....meeting w/the Superintendent before getting approval, adding the finishing touches to the kid's curriculum, hashing out the calendar (all of those extra classes & activities, always way more than we can fit in a week), putting binders together, buying pencils, all you parents know the drill. It is the same with homeschooling, only I can add in my own personal mini-nervous breakdown as I feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of educating my children.
In addition to all of this I have been trying to add in daily exercise to my routine, and am contemplating giving up sugar. And possibly flour. And alcohol. I know, it sucks right?? But the thing is I REALLY need to lose 'the baby weight'. Twenty pounds hanging around from each pregnancy, and my youngest is three. And there was the extra ten I was carrying before I had my children. Need I say more? (Except that you all know how much I cook, and experiment with new recipes, and mostly just plain love food. This is a difficult proposition since I will still need to cook for my family, and they have NO intentions of going along on this crazy life change with me.) Sigh. So that is what I have been up to. Not gardening. Panicking, exercising, and threatening the removal of many things in my diet.
Lunch today is 2 zucchini, some garlic & herbs, and a handful of oven-dried tomatoes. Oh, and butter of coarse! It is delicious, but not very filling.