I feel like staying in bed, but the busyness of life hasn't allowed it, which is probably a good thing. Yup I'm in a slump. I know I'm in a slump. But, change is right there. A move to a new town is on the horizon and that change will be filled with lots of growth and health. It's kind of strange because I know I am not in a good place, but I am not ready to change it just yet. Weird right? I'm not giving up but I am just not there yet.
I do know what I need in order to feel better. First up, I need to get off my lazy butt & actually get some exercise. I actually have a plan for this! I plan on getting out walking and hiking, dusting off my kayak, and getting back to my yoga mat. I also want to invest in a bicycle, and once we get settled in our new home start going swimming.
To get myself back to holistic wellness I want to make the most of this summer. I want to spend time with my family, visit with friends, go camping, enjoy the beach, and do a little bit of traveling. I also need to make sure I don't get too busy and give myself time for quiet and reflection.
I am not there yet, but I am heading in that direction, and I will get there.
This slump has also rippled into my cooking. I haven't had much creativity and have been opting for quick and easy meals. Tonight I made tri-colour cheese mini ravioli tossed in olive oil & Italian seasoning, with steamed asparagus and sauteed shiitake mushrooms and a pile of chopped fresh basil.
I took this dairy free Mushroom Stroganoff and switched out the beef for cremini mushrooms. I love the richness of stroganoff, and enjoy the lightness of the egg noodles.
Just to add some more veggies and colour I steamed carrots and peas to serve alongside it.
Porkchops with Mushroom Gravy which we had with mashed potatoes, corn, peas and steamed carrots. These were a healthier spin on a recipe I used to make using canned mushroom soup. It satisfied the craving, but won't likely be a regular recipe in the mix.
Barbecue Chicken Pizza, which I should probably call pineapple pizza. I used a pre-made pizza crust and spread some barbecue sauce and then added slices of red onion, chicken left over from a whole chicken we had eaten a couple days before, lots of pineapple, white cheddar, and cilantro. Yum!
She was no longer wrestling with her grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. ~ George Eliot