I’m struggling to get into any kind of routine this year. Never mind a No Waste Tastes Great routine.
Last Friday I was being discharged from hospital following surgery, my Friday fridge the week before that was utter chaos, and going back to 9 January I was at my father’s funeral.
It’s been a while since there’s been an open house.
The timing felt right today. It is Thursday after all.
A week has passed since my hip surgery and I’m feeling pretty good, although immobile – hobbling around on crutches.
1 week down, another 3 to go.
I keep reminding myself that one day at a time is being ticked off, slowly and surely heading toward the 19 February. Which is also the date I hope to be able to drive again.
Fortunately I’m a patient person, and do not expect overnight results in anything that I do.
It’s Friday. It’s Food Waste Friday.
It’s my week to host after being kindly invited to do so by Kristen.
So wherever I am and whatever I am doing – Food Waste Friday happens.
(if you’re participating please remember the hashtag on social media #FoodWasteFriday)
It’s likely I’m lying in a hospital bed recovering from surgery this morning.
It happens to me every time.
There’s a deadline, and I have grand plans to be prepared or super organised, but then I run out of time.
I don’t get everything done.
Rewind 5 years or so and my previous self would panic and delay the deadline, or even cancel the event itself. Wanting the timing to be perfect.
But there is no such thing as perfect.
Each Friday I participate in Food Waste Friday (hosting on alternate weeks when Kristen isn’t – she is today so head on over and link up!)
What’s worked for me is having a Friday routine which I do come rain or shine (okay so maybe not last week but I had my reasons).
This routine hasn’t fundamentally changed in over 4 years.
I’m walking through it today. Completely uncensored. Warts (aka waste) and all.
I’ve had posts planned all this week. Then for one reason, or another, they haven’t been typed up well enough to publish.
As I’m a Type B personality, rather than Type A, it isn’t the end of the world when I change tack and do not accomplish something I have set out to do in a timely fashion.
(Type B are ‘more in touch with their creative side and usually are not stressed by the lack of achievements.)
Regardless, one area I’d hoped to improve on this year was making my posting less sporadic, or rather less ‘how the wind blows’ each week.
Every week, for over 4 years now, I have participated in Food Waste Friday.
I was introduced to Food Waste Friday by Kristen over at The Frugal Girl, who is the original inspiration behind it.
Over 2 years ago, Kristen asked me to host on alternate Friday’s.
Food Waste Friday is a meeting point, for those of us who are mindful of the food we waste in our homes. An opportunity to link up. To be accountable. Being accountable, as we all know, is a great way to keep on track, and achieve our goals.