Whew. What a busy summer this has been! We went on our fabulous road/camping trip for my daughter’s college graduation and after we returned I went to a full time temp job. Working there full time plus still doing my part time bookkeeping job (from home) and my home based business has been a challenge. I hate to even tell you how much our food budget and eating plans have suffered.
Last winter when I did temp work, we seemed to do fairly good on our meals still having real/whole/traditional foods. This time, not so much. I think part of it is the heat of summer and the rest is the fact that last winter I didn’t have the home based business just the bookkeeping job. The biggest thing lacking from our real foods diet has been our standby sourdough bread. I’ve been buying sprouted bread from the new food store in town or just picking out a HFCS free regular bread at the grocery. We’ve also been eating out at least once per week and occasionally twice. There have been several times my tummy has been a mess this summer. I’ll be finished working on August 19. And while I do enjoy the work, I’m very much looking forward to being back home and getting our meals back on track. I’m also planning on giving the house a good cleaning since that has slacked considerably over the summer too 🙂
What has been working for us in the food department has been super quick and easy meals. Stir fry style dishes have been great. Grain salads have been wonderful. Breakfast for dinner happens regularly. My crock pot(s) continue to be my very good friends. And I’m not at all opposed to letting other family members cook. Joe has been making dinner on Sunday evenings fairly regular. We usually have venison or antelope chicken fry which we all love. A few times Lulu has even called me up at work and asked if she could cook dinner. I’m very happy to agree to that!
I have a few pictures to share from our trip. We had a terrific time and are already planning another road/camping trip for next summer. We love to camp and we love to travel so we’re going to take advantage of that as much as we can.
This was the main event for our trip. My daughter’s college graduation. It was held outside and being June in Oregon we expected rain. However, we had a beautiful sunshine day and a couple of us came away slightly red.
We ended up leaving mid afternoon on Saturday. After being gone so long and only being 8 hours from home and the threat of rain, we decided our beds sounded pretty good. The drive home was beautiful. This picture was taken on June 18 between Jackson, Wyoming and Dubois, Wyoming. We were surprised at the amount of snow still on the ground. I think the temperature was 37 driving through this area.