Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Needed: Inspiration, Motivation,Perspiration

I am not sure what is wrong with me, but I am sorely lacking the inspiration and inclination to get anything finished.  I started last week with a list and lofty aims to knock every single thing off the list, Now a week plus a day later I am left with the same list.  It seems that last week I fell into this "start 'er but don't get 'er done" vortex. Now I have all of these projects that I started , but very few are completed. Which leaves me with a single word for my
list for the week.


Last weeks menu and what really happened;

Monday: Red curried chicken, riced cauliflower, tossed salad
Tuesday: Grilled chicken, tossed salad, steamed broccoli, fruit compote Out to eat
Wednesday: Spaghetti, tossed salad
Thursday: Braised pork steaks, with carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and mushrooms, coleslaw Chicken and pork stir fry
Friday: Paleo tacos, with assorted fixings, tossed salad  grilled burgers, tossed salad, chips (them)
Saturday: Grilled hamburgers, sweet potato oven fries, tossed salad take out
Sunday: Easter dinner with extended family (everyone brings a dish, no idea yet what they want me to make) Mom decided she wanted to do it all by herself for a mid day meal. Ham, sweet potatoes yadda, yadda.
             Night meal: Pulled smoked pork sandwiches (frozen about a month ago) pickles, slaw.

Suggested menu for the week

Meal 1:  Paleo chicken "fingers", romaine/mandarin orange salad, squash, asparagus
Meal 2:  Paleo stuffed bell peppers, salad, baked sweet potatoes
Meal 3:  Crock pot chicken in spicy mustard sauce, broccoli, waldorf salad
Meal 4:  Grilled chicken, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms, tomato and cuke salad, green beans
Meal 5:  Steak, sweet potato oven"fries", tossed salad, brussels sprouts
Meal 6:  Gathering the fragments (leftovers) slaw or salad
Meal 7: Eat out

Now, off the computer and on to doing (which is going to be hard because I started a book last night and really do want to finish it today)



  1. Boy, can I relate to good intentions with not always good follow through. However, I do do better with a list than without. And a timer, helps a lot to get me started.

  2. I work well with a list usually, but I am really struggling right now. I start one thing then begin another and finish none. I need some intense focus and I am just not finding it.

    1. Other things in your life may be using up some of your energy and ability to focus on a list right now. I know that serious concerns certainly make it harder for me to get done what I want.

  3. I've been the same way lately. I'm blaming it on all of the nice weather we've had lately. My daughter suggested that I start making a list to stay on top of things. Sounds like a good idea!

    1. The list for me only works so far. I am having serious issues finishing anything.

  4. I like the picture, I may need to make a crafty sign out of it. Hmmm, maybe I should poke around on Pinterest for a while instead of doing chores. Yes, this is a better idea. Thank you for suggesting it.
    Good luck and if you find the secret to motivation, let me know.

  5. When I find the secret to motivation I will share it with you and then I'm going to sell the solution and become a gozillionaire

  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Looks like we posted about a similar problem...the need for inspiration and motivation. Must be something going around.