- plugged up coffee dispenser spewed coffee and water at me, in a white dress shirt
- start dressing over again as nothing clean to swap out for said dress shirt with bottoms, so changed clothes entirely
- scrambling now because I forgot it was Tuesday and DD#2 has to be at school early on Tuesdays, D can't find clean socks-pull mismatched from basket
- get everyone out the door, in car, car in reverse and realize cell phone still plugged in kitchen-put car in park, go back in house to get phone
I had to reverse course two hours later, and go back to the main office. I had a fleeting thought to try and quickly run through a drive through and grab a burger. I've really been limiting my fast food forays in general, and eating fast food in a car, when in a hurry, screamed bad idea. Then I remembered two things. In my glove box was the remnants of a bag of peanut butter M&M's. Nirvana! I also remembered I had the same large tote bag I used on the weekend-the one I had tossed a Diet Coke into, but never drank. Now many people might question the awesomeness of finding M&M's and Diet Coke, let alone making them your lunch. For me, on this Tuesday, the snacks combined were enough to, if only mentally, give me the energy boost to finish the work day, and feel like I conquered my Tuesday karma.
I'd have liked to share that our evening meal made up for the rag tag calories consumed during daylight hours. Actually, supper was just a makeshift hodgepodge of items on hand, but with enough substance to meet generally accepted regular meal standards. I think it is time to take a look at what I keep on hand in the car and desk. Quick go to things like soup or canned pasta work if I'm staying put, but not going to be a help at all on these back to back meeting days. I don't want to rely on prepackaged goods with more chemicals than food in the ingredients, but I need a few days shelf life. Same for snacks my daughter can throw in her back pack-not always consumed same day. I'm happy for any ideas you have.