One thing I’m trying to get better at, both professionally and personally, is learning to deal when plans go awry. This week has been an exercise in learning to deal.

It was so hot earlier this week, I didn’t even have any desire to cook. On Tuesday all I could do was make hot dogs for dinner. I couldn’t bring myself to make Lemon Olive Chicken with Cous Cous. It’s not that I have a problem with it – it’s quite tasty. It’s just not something I was interested in cooking with the temperature above 85 all day.

Wednesday L. and I went out for sushi to celebrate my acceptance as a MetLife Fellow in the Teachers Network Leadership Institute. I’m very excited about that and looking forward to getting involved in education policy more.

Last night L. and I went out to dinner with a good friend who got married at in June. She and her husband are leaving for their honeymoon today. They’re spending three weeks in Australia! I’m very jealous.

All in all I had to do a lot of menu adjusting to this week. I also need to adjust our budget and meal plans. We go shopping on Saturdays, so it doesn’t make sense for our budgets or meal plans to go Sunday – Saturday. Instead, we’ll work them Saturday – Friday.