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Tuesday Things

If we do 3 Things on Thursday can we still do other Things on Tuesday? I hope so because that’s what I’m doing today.


I signed up for Michelle’s Just Five Things and it started yesterday. The idea is that you write a list of 5 things 3 times every day. Yesterday’s prompt was gratitude and I found it really cool to stop and think about what happened throughout the day that made me feel grateful. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes for the next two weeks.

Yesterday was also National Cheeseburger Day. I indulged in a delicious cheeseburger at our local 99. It was bomb.

I finished the caterpillar cocoon over the weekend and I’m now working on the hat. The baby is due to appear on 10/4 and I’m just wondering how many more things I can knit for him before then.

I’m trying really hard to plan lunches ahead because so many times I find myself having to get take out at lunch time. This is not good for my wallet or my health so I’m working on it. Yesterday I got up early and made a sausage and rice dish in the Instant Pot and then packaged it up for 3 lunches this week. That’s a good start but I don’t want to eat the same thing for 3 days in a row so I need other ideas. Feel free to weigh in on what works for you!

The drawing class that I signed up for over the same is open for fall sign ups now. I can’t say enough how awesome this has been for me. I’ve gotten behind a bit on the lessons but I’m planning on catching up and I love what I’ve learned so far. If you’re interested you can click here to get more information and to sign up.

Today marks 18 years since I started working for the Town of Carver. It’s a terrific gig and I love my job, both as Library Director and Council on Aging Director. A lot has changed in 18 years (Hannah was 7 when I started working there!) and I’m so grateful to work in a beautiful setting with a fabulous staff.

And that’s all I’ve got for this Tuesday!

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  1. When I was working, soup was my lunch favorite. Actually, chili most often. I made a big pot of it. Portion it into single servings and into the freezer. It was grab & go in the morning. I let it thaw on my desk because my freezer was seriously cold. Just nuke at lunch time and enjoy. Obviously, if you make soup once a week, you quickly get a stash of choices in the freezer you can alternate with leftovers or whatever else appeals. Bon appetit!

  2. Your library is really beautiful outside and I bet there is also a lot of good going on inside. I missed celebrating Cheeseburger Day yesterday, but I think it will taste just as good tonight.

  3. I started a gratitude journal a few year years ago. I write 3 entries each day and I love it. It is good to stop and realize that I have so much to be thankful for.

  4. I almost always cook enough of whatever we’re having for dinner to have leftovers for at least one lunch, and I keep a stash of canned fish & veggies, peanut butter & crackers for when the cupboard is bare. I can’t leave my office for lunch so my only alternative is delivery and those options are truly awful, so that’s rare.

  5. Also, congratulations on your work anniversary. And you have PLENTY of time for more baby knitting — three items, at least!! 😉

  6. Oh . . . that little guy is going to be so much fun to knit for! (I can’t wait to see the caterpillar set.) I wish I had celebrated cheeseburger day yesterday, becasue I love a good cheeseburger. Oh, well . . . there’s always today! 🙂

    Your library is just lovely!

  7. What a fantastic list! I package up my breakfast and lunches for work on Sunday’s for the whole week, or at least I try. I got some good lunch recipes from I don’t know how I missed national cheeseburger day, that burger looks yummy!

  8. Carole, I am FAITHFUL to read your blog every day; I don’t usually comment, but today I JUST MUST!
    First, meals to pack for lunch: Here’s my trainer’s basic guidelines: 4.5 oz protein (I cook chicken breasts in the crock pot on Sunday – enough for the week, then divide up as required) + 1/2 cup complex carbs (brown/white rice or quinoa, usually) and 1 cup veggies, then season as you desire. This is such a versatile combo! Can be things like chicken and rice with broccoli; carrots and chicken with quinoa; spinach salad with quinoa, mexican bowl (think ground turkey, cauliflower rice and peppers); oriental bowl (edamame instead of chicken for your protein)…easy to plan for the week.

    Second, your drawing class! There is something wonderful about learning as adults – I am currently taking a pottery class, and am enjoying it immensely. It will never replace knitting, but it has definitely opened me up to other forms of artistic expression.

    Third (and this is not in your blog today, but whatever…I’m on a roll!) Thank you for your many book recommendations. I am not a voracious reader as you are, but you definitely inspire me to read MORE! Keep them coming!

    Last, congratulations on your “workiversary” – 18 years is quite an accomplishment these days! Thanks for always being part of my mornings!

  9. Happy Workiversary! That is so impressive and such a beautiful place to work! Now, I am not quite sure how to help with the lunch issue… I am rather a creature of habit pretty much each the same thing at lunch. I know, how boring!

  10. Wow! What a pleasure it must be to work in such a charming venue. Plus you’ve got me jonesing for a cheeseburger! The baby is one lucky little dud!

  11. Having a great environment to work in for 18 years is terrific and you always work hard to make it better for many, many people. I had to pack a lunch everyday and variety was the most difficult part. It’s easy to get in a rut. I would cook a whole chicken and make it into a variety of easy meals. Having your protein ready is key.

  12. for work lunches and easy dinners I’ve been using the recipes and meal plans from LoveLeaf ( a lot. I especially like her shopping lists – keeps the grocery bill way down!
    Recipes we’ve liked the bahn mi bowls with zoodles, the rainbow veggie harissa with haloumi, pesto zoodles with turkey meatballs, moroccan chickpea bowls and buffalo cauliflower. Basically, everything has been good! I like the mix of textures and flavors a lot.

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