Hello again! I thought I’d post this quick because some of you may be interested and I found it very helpful. I do not follow a paleo diet but I do cook paleo often and I know paleo safe foods are always healthy and nourishing. This is a simple but helpful visual representation of paleo safe food guidelines by Paleo Magazine. Hope it can help someone else!
I have so much awe and respect for people that have an organized house, do meal planning, make regular posts on their blogs, mop their floors, eat dinner at a dining room table, and make lists. But I am NOT one of those people. Which kind of makes me seem like some kind of raised-in-a-barn, lazy, unorganized, cave woman slob. It’s not like I wouldn’t LOVE to live like those other organized, clean, normal people, but it just doesn’t work for me. Sometimes I really wish it would. Sometimes I feel like I’m so busy all the time but I’m never really getting anything done. And it’s not like I haven’t tried! I could fill 8 dumpsters with failed schedules, meal plans, chore charts, and unused cleaning supplies. Is it because I’m lazy? Do I really just not care? I don’t know. Maybe.
But maybe it’s okay to just be who I am and serve a cooked-at-the-last-minute dinner to my family on the couch or in their bedroom (who lets their kid eat in their bedroom??? ME!) while rushing to get out the door to cheer meet or baking like a mad woman for the bake-sale Saturday while working around the huge pile of dishes in the sink/counter. Whew! Stressed out yet? Well, I’m not. It seems like I would be under a huge pie of stress at all times living the way I do but curiously, I’ve never really felt that way. I strive in rushed and stressful, pressure filled situations. My family doesn’t seem to mind anyway. It’s not like my house is “gross dirty” or dangerous anything, you know? I get the laundry done, everyone has clean clothes to wear. I get the dishes done, no one is eating off the counter. I sweep/vacuum my floors, um……..once in a while. I’m the WORST with floors! What I’m trying to say is that although my house/meal planning/schedule may seem chaotic and ridiculous to some, for me and my family it’s just right and I don’t feel guilty about it one bit. Well, maybe ONE bit. But certainly not two.
How do you feel about the way your run your household? Are you one of those super organized people? Do you have any quick tips us lazy slobs out there???