I had 2 large binders full of recipes for dinner. I had a list of recipes I wanted to make, but it was just too crazy. So I spent all weekend paring it down to 1 medium size binder, so I now have 20 recipes of each category (chicken, beef, pasta, pork, mexican, asian, veggies, salad, starchy sides, crockpot) to pick from. So hopefully next week's menu planning will be more exciting.
2 times a week I have a 6:30 am(!) call so I get up at 5:45. But the call has only been lasting 20-25 minutes so I have extra time. And the other 3 mornings I've started getting up 10 minutes earlier - what a difference that makes! As long as the kids are dressed and downstairs by 7, I feel like we've got all the time in the world. Getting them downstairs.....hit or miss!
I've started getting out stuff to set the table, measuring dry goods, cutting up meat, sometimes vegetables, pull out the spices, etc. Sometimes pull out the pots I need. Quicker dinners, means more quality time with the kids at night.
Eating has been so-so. The weekend wasn't fantastic, not horrible. Monday was pretty good. I am doing better with the water, failing with getting up and walking at work.