Menu planning & Work

A new week has begun. Wish I could say that I've been busy at work but nah--not really. There isn't much work & since I'm still in training I can't do much else. What upsets me the most is that my whole personal life has been disrupted. I have so much down time at work that I can't help but think about what I could be doing if I were home-cleaning, paying bills, budgeting our checkbook, cooking & much more! This is so aggravating, but I will have to deal with it & keep pushing forward. I just hope things get better or change for the better real soon.

My menu planning has also been forgotten, I have no time to plan or cook. I am left with having to depend on hubby to cook. I leave out someone to defrost & he cooks it later in the afternoon. These are all easy meals that he doesn't mind doing. He wouldn't be too happy cooking a new meal or something that requires a lot of ingredients. He's great though! It's morning I cooked the sauce base for our shrimp. He made rice and heated the sauce, added the shrimp and after a few minutes, voila! Dinner is served! I appreciate everything he does, he really tries, but part of me feels depressed because I can't do everything that I was doing before. I really need to learn how to balance everything in my life. I should start with learning how to cook a week's worth of meals in one day! I've read other mom's stories about this, I really should try it out.

I've got 30 minutes left of watching my daughter in her gymnastics class, then it's back home to clean up, try to run for 30 min & spend time with my hubby. Then finally get some much needed sleep!

How do you working moms balance your lives? I just can't find the time for everything!