At the current moment, I’m feeling grateful for the running reprieve this week. My number one focus is going to be all about sending my first baby boy on a big yellow school bus for the very first time. Tomorrow morning we enter the next chapter of our parenting lives. The backpack is packed, the camera battery charged, the clothes laid out, forms filled, supplies bought, and (a little regretfully) PTA dues are paid.
Just with marathon tapering, I’m having mixed emotions about this transition onto the next chapter. Half of me is bursting with excitement for him. The other half has doubts. Did I do all I could to prepare him for this next phase? Am I going to be the mom he needs me to be in the coming years when we face bullies, and girlfriends, and being picked last at recess? Did I savor each and every minute I was blessed to be at home with him?
Time is up on both accounts. Now its time to sit back, trust in the “training,” and watch the fruits of my labor come to be.
So yes, I’m thankful for the running break this week so I can focus all my energy on my baby. Here’s to keeping it simple this week.
Simple Grilled Chicken Pesto Packets
Chicken breasts (one per person)
1 tablespoon of pesto per chicken breast
any veggies… I chose spinach, onion, and roasted red and yellow pepper from a jar
salt and pepper
pour about a tablespoon of olive oil onto a sheet of foil
Add the chicken breast
Take one tablespoon of the pesto
Spread it all over
Top with spinach
The roasted peppers
And the onion
Then wrap it up in the foil loosely so there’s room to steam in there
Grill for about 15 minutes.
Simple and perfect.