I don’t know about you, but I think that three day weekends are a gift. If I don’t have plans outside of my home on the Monday, I like to use it to get back on track with the routines that serve me best. It’s a great time to put everything away, shop for the things that you really need while they are sale and do some menu planning! We may still be living in a time of Covid, but this Labor Day weekend is no different to me. (With the exception of being socially distanced from friends and wearing masks all weekend of course). Today has become a get it done and plan your menu Monday
For the get it done portion of the day, I visited GrabYourWallet.org to make sure that stores I want to shop at still meet my ethos. Then, off to Wayfair to consider their 70% off mattress flash sale. (I still haven’t decided…) Then, Lord & Taylor to get sandals for next year while taking advantage of a gift card before they go out business. Now I can discard my sandals from the past 3 years that literally have holes in them and are in barely glued together pieces. A great Labor Day clean out item!
Next, let’s menu plan! Before hitting the grocery, I think about how I want to eat, what food is on sale or can be pulled from my fridge and window garden. A friend recently recommended Cookie + Kate, and her Broccoli, Spinach and Cheddar frittata uses ingredients already in my fridge and freezer while excluding the quiche crust I often crave, but don’t need. This with a little side salad will be a great daily lunch for this week. Thanks for the recommendation Katie Tredway! Dishing Out Health has a great Greek Shrimp Bowl that will also take advantage of many things already in my fridge. It’s easy to to prep and will be fantastic to have ready for the rest of the week. I can’t wait to try it.
Recently I have found that working from home, while a luxury, also means that I sometimes I get a bit disorganized. I am grateful that on this Labor Day, I have left time to clean and organize my home, my calendar, my kitchen and my heart. While the support for labor is strange in this country at the moment, I am grateful for a day to recalibrate for this weeks work. This prep will also help to ensure that there is time for daily rejuvenation, and of course, mask making. Being kind to future self is rarely regrettable.