Oh, hi. It’s Wednesday already!
I didn’t mean to skip out on posting this week but I realized that I needed a break from my laptop.
And from thinking.
There’s only so much writing and screen time a girl can take before a true burn out sets in, you know?
I spend so much time writing and scrolling social media for work that doing it for my blog too is starting to become killer.
I don’t want to fall into blogger burnout!
Normally I set aside some time over the weekend to catch up on my blog and outline posts for the week. This time though, I just couldn’t do it. I needed a break.
I chose to step away a bit and tackle real life things (like cleaning my son’s room) and shopping (shocker) during the time that I would have spent working on my blog.
The interesting thing about being a writer and a blogger is that the mental power required to continuously write can be so draining that physically I become tired too. I am not the “do all of the things all of the time” type of person but I am realizing that whatever I have been trying to keep doing, can’t continue to be done all of the time.
I am trying to find a good balance between writing the blog, writing for work, running, functioning as a regular person who has a life and oh yeah, parenting as a divorced mom.
Since I am pretty smart when it comes to finding balance, I know that it’s something that will always require adjusting. What works one week may not work the next so basically, I’m just going week to week! Some weeks I will post my normal schedule and some weeks, I may not.
Most of you only really care about the food (which I understand, food is important) so here’s what I’ve been eating lately.
Breakfast is back to oatmeal every morning. This is my early morning pre-run bowl of a little bit of oatmeal with mashed banana, cinnamon and peanut butter after taking picture.
If you are wondering how I make my oatmeal and what kind I eat, I once outlined it in this post.
If I could eat Red Mango for lunch every single day, I would. I have considered going back to buying the pints of frozen yogurt from Red Mango and adding my toppings at home. I’m having one of those weeks where
real food salads and vegetables for lunch aren’t interesting me.
Over the weekend I had a French toast bagel for lunch. I went through a big bagel phase for a while but I am not really in that phase now which means they aren’t a weekly purchase. Instead, when I randomly want a bagel, I just go to get one.
I break all the bagel rules by toasting a fresh bagel but I can’t help myself! Toasted bagels are just so good! I love them extra crispy on the outside.
Stew Leonard’s makes a fabulous bagel by the way. I believe they are kettle cooked and then put in the big ovens. You can tell a kettle cooked bagel because they poof up and get crispy on the outside. I know these things because we used to be in the bagel business. Well, my ex-husband was in the business which sort of counts as me in the business since we were married, right?
Since I really toasted this bagel, it’s not a great picture. It was a delicious sandwich though with eggs, a drop of butter and jelly.
For dinner this week, I wanted to make one of the recipes from the recipe challenge Laura and I were doing for a while.
Without looking the posts up, I ended up tweaking a combination of the vegan sloppy joe’s recipe with some of the eggplant cacciatore recipe. Both contained peppers and onions which must be how I ended up confusing the two – HA!
Let’s just call this my vegetarian sloppy joe bowl. I added mozzarella cheese on top instead of mixing in the pan to save myself the mess. Whenever I add cheese to the pan, it definitely requires more of a pan cleaning and I hate to clean.
My son and I decided to buy ourselves a big fruit platter because we wanted lots of fresh fruit as a snack the other night. It makes me happy when he eats fruit since he doesn’t eat vegetables. He called me weird when I dipped a few pieces in peanut butter though.
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What have I missed this week? Eat anything new and exciting?
If you have a blog, do you ever experience burnout? How do you handle it?
Do you like your bagels toasted?