Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Java With Jo


I haven't had much time for reading with my niece and nephew visiting but I have fortunately been able to finish The Hundred-Foot Journey.  I will be reviewing this one for a blog tour that I will be participating in on July 8th, so be sure to check back then for my review and maybe even a giveaway!

We've been having a good visit with the kids so far, but I am having a problem adapting to feeding two additional people in the household.  After my daughter left for school last fall I grew accustomed to cooking for myself, my husband, and my grandma, which isn't quite as demanding as cooking for six people!  Before I would be able to cook big meals on the weekends and just a couple times during the week and leftovers would get us through.  With this many people at a meal (not to mention that one of them is a twelve year old boy) there is no such thing as leftovers!  Since leftovers do not exist I'm having to cook dinner almost every single night...bummer drag.  So it looks like my exercise regimen is going to be put on the back burner for a couple of weeks.

I recently did a quick review of the challenges that I am currently signed up for and I have officially decided that there is no room in my reading future for randomness!  I have not completed one book for this challenge so I am publicly admitting failure for the Random Reading Challenge.  I know it doesn't end until the end of the month, but I know I definitely have no room for randomness in the next 24 days.  That's ok, now I know my limitations to help me plan better for challenges next year.  Since I am an accountant it really does not surprise me that I have a hard time fitting randomness into my schedule!

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Glad you're enjoying your company. I know what you mean about the cooking - our son will be home soon and I'm going to have to adjust to cooking for more again myself.

Darlene said...

Glad you're having a good visit. You're probably getting enough exercise just doing all that cooking. It is a big adjustment to cook for a lot of people when you're not used to it anymore.

Veens said...

**Since I am an accountant it really does not surprise me that I have a hard time fitting randomness into my schedule!** - I loved that line!
Glad you are having a good time!

Jo-Jo said...

Kathy and Dar: You know, I would lay down at night totally exhausted so I probably am getting enough exercise without realizing it.

Veens: Understand that I need to think of a logical reason for my failure! lol lol

Serena said...

I've failed two challenges already this year!

Wow, that is an adjustment cooking for like double the amount of people you do normally.

Julie P said...

I know how you feel Jo-Jo! My stepdaughter recently moved in with us (she is 24) and my parents just moved in as well. I am cooking for six people every night and seven on the weekends when my husband is home! Ugh

Also feel your pain on the random thing. I have my reading all lined up for the year due to all of the challenges I am participating in! I keep track of what's up next on Goodreads.....

Jo-Jo said...

Serena: I never even had to cook for that many people regularly when my kids were home!

Julie: OMG...at least I have an end in sight since we bring them home on Sunday. I can't imagine suddenly having to adapt to that! Good luck!

stacybuckeye said...

Taking stock of challenges is a scary thing!