Monday, April 30, 2012

Menu Plan for April 30-May 6 and Welcome to Screen-Free Week Challenge

When I fell off the blogging train a month ago, I also fell off my oh so successful Menu Planning Train!
And I was doing so well! (in fact, I believe that is what one of my last posts was all about. Guess I spoke too soon!) 
Oh well, I'm getting back on track now!!

Here is my plan for this week:

Monday: BBQ Pork Ribs, Basmati Veggie Rice, Asparagus

Tuesday: Shepherds Pie, Spinach-Strawberry-Pecan Salad

Wednesday: Huevos Rancheros, w/Roasted Potatoes and Beet/Lentil Salad

Thursday: Butter Chicken w/Naan Bread, Green Beans & Carrots

Friday: Leftovers and Soup (not sure what kind yet)

Saturday: Mediterranean Vegetable Pie, Greek Salad

Sunday: Garlic Shrimp Linguine With Spinach

So, it is now Screen-Free Week
I have been working up to this for a month now. 
Even though I haven't been blogging, I have still spent a lot of time online. 
Still reading some blogs.
And still plenty of facebook, and e-mail, and youtube, and googling whatever.
Well, not this week.
I am completely offline (except at work).
All leisure time will be unplugged.

I have been promoting this with my daughter's school, her Girl Guide unit, our local library 
and at my place of work. 
I have been doing this out of an interest I have in becoming less "plugged in". 
The promotion of literacy, learning, physical and creative activities also combines nicely with my job as  I work at a child and family resource centre.

We do not have a tv in our house and haven't watched actual tv for seven and a half years now.
I like it that way :-)

This post was scheduled.
As are the rest of this week's posts.
I will be fully back next week!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I'm Back!!

Well, I have one little job interview with three days to prepare for, then two weeks of waiting to find out if I got the job...

And my whole blogging life just falls away. 
And just when I seemed to have a steady rhythm going.
C'est la vie! I'm back now. 
With a backlog of things to write about!

Including, how I am going to continue to blog in September when I start my full-time job!!

Yes, it's true. I will be going back to work full-time in September. 
I am at the same time, excited and apprehensive.
More about that later.

Also, the timing of deciding to return to blogging from a month off, comes at a bad time as I plan to be participating in the Screen-Free Week Challenge this week
(April 30-May 6).

Fortunately, blogger is equipped with that lovely feature of pre-scheduling your blog posts to appear on the day and time you want them to!

So, while there will be posts from me this week, I will not actually be using my computer. Which means that I will not be checking my comments until next week. So if you happen to be reading my blog this week and want to leave me a comment, please do, I will respond next week!!

Have a great week!!