I've noted before how important planning is to living a vegan lifestyle. The pantry and refrigerator must be well stocked and there are many more trips to the grocery store for fresh veggies since their shelf life is only so long. In the past few days I have found myself without the longer chunks of time I normally have which allow for inspiration and planning of wonderful food, both for myself and for my family. It's just a busy time of year rife with end of school year projects, among other things.
"Mom -- I need 14 more index cards!"
Then after I return from the store, "I thought we had markers -- these are all dried up,"
And finally, "I thought I could do this myself, but could you help me?" (this part is actually my pleasure, wouldn't miss it!)
There are also appointments of many kinds and a fabulous social life for which to prepare, especially for my 12 year old daughter -- birthday parties (presents, wrapping) a Bat Mitzvah (presents, wrapping, a new dress and new shoes to wear).
As I am quickly proofreading this post, I realize it sounds very ADD, and that is the way my brain is working today, out of necessity. You may wonder on a day like today why I am taking the time to post, or to exercise. The reason is sanity. In times of higher stress, I find I must tend to my own needs. I need to exercise and I need to write. These things feed my body and soul and restore balance. I encourage you to notice what gives you peace and balance so you can feed your body and soul as well.