Menu Plan Monday #65

I feel like all I do is post photos and complain about time.  I honestly don’t know where my days go, and I just added more to the mix.  I’ve started a part time, choose my own hours, work from home job.  I’m fitting it in, but not nearly as much as I would like.  I’m also trying to work on another project.  I’m not ready to reveal it yet, but it’s going to take some time (that I don’t have, apparently) to get it set up.

I feel like an extra two hours a day would help me more than anything right now.  I guess I could cut down on sleep, but who wants to do that???

Really, though, I must waste a lot of time on stupid stuff… like blogging, reading, parenting, cooking, going to the gym/running, and watching Dexter.  I’ve already cut waaaay down on social media.  I guess I need to make other sacrifices.  It’s finding a healthy balance that I’m having issues with.

I feel like I should point out that the only reason you’re getting this post is because I’m typing it up in the kitchen between quesadilla flips.


So, how do you guys balance your life?  How do you fit everything in?  Am I just really that bad at prioritizing, or does everyone have this issue?  Tell me how to deal, please.

In return, I’ll tell you what I’ll be cooking this week.  Here’s my seven day dinner menu:

  1. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas (Meatless)
  2. Shrimp, Corn, and Sausage Kabobs (Seafood)
  3. Ravioli and Sausage Alfredo
  4. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  5. Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes
  6. Parmesan Chicken with Couscous and Vegetables
  7. Pot Roast

For more menu planning ideas, check out The Vampire Diet and Food Allergy Experience.  Also, I post yummy recipes over at Om Nomalicious.

What are you guys making this week?

Hopefully I find balance soon so I stop writing frazzled posts.



About pamasaurus

"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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11 Responses to Menu Plan Monday #65

  1. Angie says:

    I don’t 😀 😀 You’ll find it you just need a new routine…:D

  2. TheLittleGSP says:

    Congrats on your new job! I’m sure that you’ll figure out how to balance your time once you get into a routine. Also, I’m pretty sure that parenting, cooking and exercising are not stupid wastes of time! 🙂 I don’t know about watching Dexter though since I never ended up getting hooked on that (yet?).

    • pamasaurus says:

      Thanks! It’s always an adjustment to add something new!!

      Dexter is a pretty awesome show. I just started watching it (borrowed the DVDs from a friend) and I cannot stop!!!

  3. modernoracle says:

    holeymoley…I’m right there with you! So much I want to do, yet never quite the time or resources to do it…maybe that is why the vampire genre is so entertaining. Maybe without sleep or general immorality, we could experience and do everything we want. Balance is key…I’m beginning to think the key to balance is movement (kind of like the chariot tarot card). In science they call it “dynamic equalibrium”. Molecules are always in motion, so if you have a permeable membrane in a container, each side has the same concentration of whatever…salt for example. The overall concentration stays in balance, even though the individual molecules are always jumping around one side to the other. I think balance is easier to feel when I get it through my thick noggin that “it’s the journey, not the destination”. I tend to think of balance as an end-point, some place to “get”…actually it is a WAY (Tao) of going…Balance isn’t some epiphany or whiz-bang schedule that makes it all “work” all the time, it’s the constant, un-ending adjustments we make that allow us to focus on the important stuff and let the small stuff go.

    Sorry about such a long comment! If you figure it out though, PUH-LEEESE let me know too!! 😀

    Good luck with the new business-work-job! Hoping to hear more about it.

    • pamasaurus says:

      Long comment fully appreciated! You’re exactly right… a healthy balance in life is like living a healthy life. It’s not an end point, it’s a constant journey. You’re not ‘finding balance’, because what happens when it’s found? Instead you’re living a balanced life or living a healthy lifestyle. I guess we just take it one day at a time and see what happens 😀

      Good luck!

      Thanks!! I actually signed a non-disclosure agreement, so I won’t be saying too much about it publicly. If you want more information, send me an email 😀

      • modernoracle says:

        I don’t want to pry – but please accept all good wishes for prosperity and success 🙂 If you ever want to vent / talk, I’m here for you. Meanwhile my imagination will just run free – SHIELD agent, super-hero, Bond girl, photographer to the stars, negotiating world peace, inventing cold fusion ….Keep us all posted as you are able…I’m sure all your readers are pulling for you too! In my mind you are on the downhill run toward your camera 😉

      • pamasaurus says:

        Thanks!! It’s really nothing that glamorous. I’m rating search engine results. It’s actually pretty mind-numbingly boring, but it pays pretty well.

        The other day I got to look at a bunch of links and mark them as porn or not porn… so, yeah, not glamorous at all! Haha.

      • modernoracle says:

        Now I’m imagining you as a hacker / matrix / zion control kinda deal. Glam it up! Am imagining a camera surrounded with golden glitter anyway. It’s all good. Have fun…or at least enjoy the ah, exotic websites 😉

  4. Miranda says:

    Oh my gosh, I was seriously just having that thought this morning- where the devil do my hours go?? I kinda think I take a little longer doing simple tasks, mostly because I get distracted really easily. (Hummingbird at the window = 5 minutes GONE.) But by the same token, sometimes the distractions really do add value to the day. So… I guess we can be confused about life balance together. 🙂 I’m quite impressed that you’ve managed to utilize your between-quesadilla-flipping time!

    • pamasaurus says:

      That’s how I am, too! I’m way too easily distracted, haha. I guess we need to learn how to work the distractions into the balance!

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