Today I almost caved. I'm telling you....it was a close call. Work was fine. I took leftover taco meat and shells to work and made up some tacos for lunch. Yum. Gotta love Mexican food days. But see, after work, I knew would be tough.
I had to go to the bank and make my car payment, then drive over to my mom's/aunt's house to meet with my aunt about the Supernova Friendship Swap. I'd already finished my huge mug of tea during the work day and I was driving right past a McD's and they have great sweet tea. But I told myself I could just get a drink at mom's and kept on going. That was the easiest of my temptations today.
I got to mom's and my aunt was laying out a quilt on her design wall. It has a Declaration of Independence as the center panel and 7-8 Americana themed panel blocks around it. The quilt shop she works for asked her to make up a shop sample and to write up the design as she went along. Of course, I threw in my two-cents and then pulled up the info for the swap on her laptop so we could go over everything, choose colors and background fabrics, make a plan.
As we were talking, my aunt and mom asked me to give them an update on "that crazy chicken lady." I had to laugh. See, when we were on our shop hop last month, I was reading aloud the stories about the chickens and the eggs from Judy's blog. As they both grew up on a farm, they thought her stories were hilarious and are always asking me for updates on her chicken/egg progress. I told them about the prepping challenge and that I was gonna have to break it because there is NO WAY I can make it through the weekend without my sweet tea and I am flat out of sugar.
My aunt jumped on that right away. She offered to give me 3 cups of sugar if I helped her come up with a design for her quilt. DONE!! I helped her figure out her layout, got my sugar, and avoided a trip to the grocery store.
You'd think that would be all. But no. I left there around 7 and was leaving their neighborhood and trying to figure out dinner. My tummy was growling and I was ready for dinner. I thought to myself, I just saved myself from having to go to the grocery store. So since I was ready to break the challenge today anyway, maybe I can just pull into Burger King and grab a burger. It's just me again tonight, so it wouldn't hurt my budget any. Then I told myself, no!! You're doing so well this week, there is plenty of food at home. It was a good 5 minute internal argument (some of it actually rather vocal :) ). But the challenge won out and I made it past temptation.
So dinner tonight was another piece of fried chicken.
I have learned that now that middle child moved out, little one and I DO NOT need 7 drumsticks for dinner. I need to repackage those things. Four will be plenty. Dinner and leftovers.
I also need to figure out when I can actually go to the grocery store and not screw up the challenge. There are some good sales this week that I want to take advantage of before the sale ends on Tuesday.
How are y'all doing with the challenge???
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