Today we are taking things easy, just enjoying time together as a family. And I'll be packing and prepping some stuff for the week. I'll be going to Saratoga Springs, New York for work for a few days this week. Carson starts preschool on Tuesday. Friday is my flex day - Carson and I are possibly going to meet up with my SIL, niece, and nephew at Impression 5 Science Center. Saturday we are planning on going to the Detroit Zoo with some friends. It'll be a busy week, but at least it ends with a couple of days of fun! :) I found out on Friday that my cousin and her son just booked a spontaneous trip home from Florida. They'll be here on Thursday until early next week, so we'll be seeing them at some point, too, just not sure when yet. I'm very excited for to see them - it's been 2 years since we've seen each other!
It's not likely that I'll tackle a lot of extras this week. I'm hoping to get a few things done while I'm in New York, though... things I can do on the computer. I am creating some learning activities for our trip to the zoo on Saturday, as well as some learning activities for our trip to Tennessee in a couple of weeks. So I'm hoping I'll have some time to finish up the zoo activities and to get started on the activities for the Tennessee trip. Maybe I'll have some time to catch up on my recipe posts, too. That'd be nice to knock out a few posts that have been lingering. Just depends how late I'm out and how much exploring I do in Saratoga. Otherwise, I'm taking it easy this week, I think. Although if we don't end up going to Lansing on Friday, I'm sure I'll do some canning, but that's about it. I do know that today, I'll be making up some things in advance so Kevin and Carson have things to eat while I'm gone... primal egg casserole, crockpot sausage and veggie medley, a fresh fruit salad, and some snacks. But that's easy stuff.
Last week's exercise... not too great... but better than nothing, I guess. Su - 15min elliptical. M - nada. Tu - 1mi walk, punching bag. W - 1mi walk. Th - 1mi walk, 10min elliptical. F - 1mi walk. Sa - 1mi hike, kettlebell video.
Anyway, here's what the menu looks like... lots of crockpot use. :)
- Hard boiled eggs
- Apple slices with almond butter
- Protein bars
- Su - modified crockpot pulled pork; green beans; roasted beets; corn on the cob
- M - crockpot sausage and veggie medley; fresh fruit salad
- Tu - cream of tomato soup; grilled cheese sandwiches; fresh fruit salad
- W - leftovers
- Th - crockpot split pea soup; parmesan cheese crisps; fruit
- F - modified crockpot beef stroganoff; green beans; peas; fresh fruit
- Sa - tbd... possibly at a restaurant in Detroit