If I Am On Holiday, Why Am I Behind?
July 31, 2018 11:27am CST
I don't work in the summer. I don't have children at home. And yet, I am so busy that I can't keep up! We have spent more than two weeks traveling, camping, visiting family. And now we will be having several groups of people coming to visit us. I haven't even had time to do much mystery shopping which is usually my summer job. I have just done a few gas stations that we were driving past anyway. It all makes me wonder how people work at their jobs in the summertime. Today, I have to try to do laundry, vacuum, dust, tidy, the whole house, weed the garden, pick the beans and raspberries for sure, maybe beets as well. Then I need to find out if the wild Saskatoon Berries are still ripening or if they are finished. I may have to go to a U-pick and pay to pick them! Picking berries and washing them is time consuming! Tomorrow I need to plan menus and shop for all the guests we will be having. The next day I will have to start cooking! And there will be more beans to pick! Oh, and I forgot about the huge amount of parsley and basil ready to be used right now! How many ways can I use pesto? Not much time for sitting at the computer but I am certainly slimming down from all the activity and fresh produce! Hope everyone has a productive happy day!
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You are on holiday but you seem very very busy. I use pesto also on toasted bread (bruschetta), or I spread on a sheet of puff pastry, roll it and bake in the oven to make appetizers. Pesto is also pretty good on boiled white fish fillets (cod as an example).
Now, I am back at work. The garden has been buried under snow! Yes snow! For much of fall. I still have carrots and beets in the garden. Hope to get a few out of the ground today before the 90 km winds hit at noon. I procrastinate a lot and get overwhelmed with how much there is to do.
• Bunbury, Australia
@paigea I was a terrible procrastinator - or a very good one depending which way you looked at it. I used to pick three things to do and set a timer and just stuck in without thinking about it. Then pick three more. That was the plan. It helped a bit.
• Toronto, Ontario
Wow- if you even get half that done you will be doing well. Plan a lasagna and some easy things like tacos and/or shepherds pie with salad plus BBqs! That always works and plan to get pizza or whatever a few times- that always helps!