Starting sometime in high school (a LONG time ago), Thursdays became my favorite day. School was pretty much always my happy place. I loved it. I loved the give and take between teachers and students. Teachers inspired me. Academics came pretty easily to me, especially in high school. College was much more challenging and grad school … was a constant marathon!
Back to my point. Here is why Thursday became my favorite. By Thursday I was typically completely in my groove! Plus I still had the joy of being there 2 more days (Thursday and Friday). I loved the structure of school. I suppose that is odd to many people. But to me, it was perfect! I love books, desks, office supplies, raising my hand and getting to answer questions! In high school, I especially loved rainy or snowy Thursdays. They seemed especially cozy. However, in later years I lived in Ohio for many years. It happens to be cloudy there a lot. So now, I am no longer enamoured with clouds. I love my sunny Arizona. As a matter of fact, in Phoenix we get over 300 days of full sun. I love that!!
These days I am not in school, nor am I in an office. For that matter, all of my business is currently conducted online. so the rhythm is different. Yet, my love for Thursday remains the same. Perhaps it is because I see that mental finish line coming up and realize I am about to complete another race. This morning it really hit home as I was walking my dogs. We got out early because it was GORGEOUS out this morning. Later today it could reach over 100 degrees again. That is pretty hot for their sweet paws.
I do my cooking ahead of time. My freezer is stocked with precooked proteins. What do I mean by that? Early in the morning, I may cook some chicken or a roast (beef or pork). Once it is cooled I slice it up. Some goes in the fridge for lunch or dinner for that day or the next. The rest I put into portions, label it and pop it in the freezer for a future date. I then use it some other day. I might use it in a salad, or alongside some veggies. You see, the “plan” we are on for electricity charges way more to use electricity from 3pm to 6pm weekdays. Thus, we try not to do things that will require more air conditioning during those times. That is my solution. Plus, there are just 3 of us, so I often cook a large amount and save some for another day,
Do you do something like that these days? We aren’t going out to restaurants these days and only very rarely do we get takeout. Thus, we are doing a lot of cooking! Fortunately, we have been able to get the food we need. So this Thursday, I am especially grateful for the chance to cook, have meals ready for my family, and the chance to be at a slower pace.
Staying at home definitely has its benefits, as far as I am concerned. I hope you have a FABULOUS Thursday. Sending you prayers and safe distance hugs. xo