Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Two questions

I have had two questions on my mind. They are very different in nature. One came about because of a Relief Seciety lesson. How do I find time to ponder? I feel like every minute of every day is full. Full of caring, making, cleaning, helping, hurrying, driving, reading, disciplining, cooking, and listening. All good things, but where do I fit in pondering. It is so hard to find a time when things are quiet. I used to have a bit of quiet in the shower (and that is when inspiration came last week about how to help Thomas), but lately I have had visitors. So I ask you, When do you find time to ponder?

The second question is much different...What do you make for lunch? I am so sick of peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese that I could leave those out of my diet for a LONG time and not feel bad about it. My problem is that I want lunch to be EASY and FAST! I have enough of a struggle making dinner every day with three little ones battling for my attention. I don't want to make anything for lunch. At lunch time I feel like I just finished cleaning up breakfast, I don't want to make a mess again. I just want it to magically appear on the table and clean itself up. Does anyone have a magic lunch making spell they could teach me?

7 comments:

Elisa said...

I ponder in the shower like you and when they're all sleeping at night(and if i'm lucky during the day when they're napping...but they don't always nap together). But there are many a day when I feel over stimulated, and a little frenzied because of the busyness of our house and so when i do get a time when they're all sleeping i just want to lay down, close my eyes and try and relax my muscles a bit from their tension.

We are also a PB&J family, every single day, there is really no other option us, and I don't mind it much. Every once in awhile we'll shake things up and make pancakes :)

The Taylor Bunch said...

Pondering - I am so glad you asked this question because I ask myself that same question all the time. I look forward to your answers.

Lunch - We actually aren't a PB&J family, we are a "cheesydilla" family according to Ellie. One wheat tortilla with one cut up cheese stick, 30 sec in the microwave and serve with some salsa and a cut up apple on the side. Every day. Sometimes we get crazy and throw in black beans and corn. Also, make a pasta salad at the beginning of the week and that can help too while you are on the run. We do pasta, ham, veggies (frozen, fresh or can) and some type of dressing. :) Good luck!

Brynn said...

How are you at making leftovers.... I make a little extra for dinner the night before and then all I have to do is heat up leftover for lunch the next day.... But if you don't really like them we do homemade lunchables, crackers and cheese and a little lunch meat. We also do soups.. I heat up a little in the micro, the kids love to crunch up crackers in it... plus now they have the character soups... You should see the princesses go down the shoot... I also really like "pizza in a hurry" tomatoe sauce on a tortilla with cheese, olives, meats...You know what you kids like... We also have done it on Rhodes dough balls, but this has to bake and it takes time to defrost the balls... It makes a fun supper though... Hot dogs in the microwave aren's that bad if you boil them in water and If you are a real planner you can use the dogs in mac-n-cheese later in the week.... We sure love you guys... If you ask me food questions I can surely answer..

The Harris's said...

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Karin said...

Good questions!!! I gues I ponder most while driving. I have definitely noticed lately how much I NEED to be pondering and/or reading for myself more. Something to work on this week...
As far as lunch goes- i LOVE left overs! We do a lot of lunch meat, frzn veggies (peas/beans...) and cheese slices, cheese and crackers (melted or not) quesedillas, english muffin pizzas, apples'n peanutbutter... Really random things, so don't expect much if you stop by mid-day sometime;)

April said...

My mom always said that some of her best pondering times were when she was doing mindless tasks like doing the dishes, or folding the laundry...things we do all the time that become second nature. Those things actually really can free your mind up to ponder.
As for lunch, I'm regretting what I just had...but that's normal for me right now, so maybe I'll have better ideas when food starts sitting better with me.

Mary said...

Lunch: we love fruit and cheese (string cheese is a huge hit) or yogurt or spaghettios. David especially loves the ABC spaghettios. Or mac and cheese. Or hot dogs. I don't have a huge tolerance for pb&j, but we LOVE it when we have freezer jam to eat with it!

I've been delinquent at blogging, but can I just say that I LOVE all your new pictures? Your sister is beautiful...