I live in a state of organized chaos.
Whether it comes to my kitchen with my limited counter and cabinet space
The contents of my fridge
And yes, when I am feeling uninspired and too lazy to look through hundreds of recipes that I have at my fingertips, I simply pull up a stool to the fridge and stare until I come up with meals to make.
How I organize my cookbooks
Hell, even my magnets on my fridge are organized chaos
And especially at work, this is my desktop on a day where I have 95% of my work done and I’m feeling good about it
My thoughts are in a state of organized chaos. ALL. THE. TIME.
But I’m cool with that since that is how I am used to things being and living. Some may not understand that but that’s how I am and operate. I have so much going through my brain on the daily, it’s difficult to keep things straight but somehow I manage. I thank my Blackberry memo pad that lets me jot down random thoughts and things I need to get done and of course, Post It notes. I can’t live without Post It notes.
Even living with Lincoln is a state of organized chaos since he is the dog who like to rest with a pillow on top of him, not under him
My workouts are in a state of organized chaos. I go to the gym with no idea what I’m going to do but knowing I want a killer workout. I do this because the gym I go to gets busy which means that finding a machine can be difficult. I try to find any kind of machine I can whether it be elliptical, treadmill or bike and go to town on it. Afterwards, I usually do some kind of strength training but again, unplanned. since that is how I roll.
Meals are sometimes in a state of organized chaos and unplanned….like on Monday.
I had off on Monday but since I have been so overloaded with work, I went in for a few hours to knock some stuff out without distraction. I was there for two hours and really didn’t get that much done nor did it give me the peace of mind I was hoping for.
I made a tuna, green onion and avocado salad with tomato on top of a sandwich thin with a side of Kashi Mediterranean Bruschetta crackers
This was such a fantastic and flavorful combination! I didn’t use any mayo and it was still rich and creamy.
Dinner was a bit unorganized as well and the brainchild of sitting in front of the fridge for a few minutes.
I chopped up some tofu then pressed for few hours
Mixed with taco seasoning
Then fried those little suckers up
I added some black beans and corn that was looking for a home
Then I remembered I had cooked mushrooms that were also in need of a home
While that was cooking, I chopped up a few springs of green onion and two jalapenos (with gloves of course!)
Then added everything together….plus some tomato, cheese, avocado and salsa
I already have enough organized chaos in my life, why not add some more to the mix with food?
This was such a terrific meal but I got too ambitious with my toppings and they were difficult to eat. I love that since most of the ingredients were fresh I didn’t have to add alot of seasonings to the mix except for the taco seasoning.
And it left wonderful leftovers such as a naked burrito bowl.
Dinner on Tuesday night was a completely random one…..
brown purple pink green monster!
Instead of using baby spinach like I always do, I used kale instead after reading about a kale smoothie on Thorns Have Roses. I love me some kale but never thought to use it in a smoothie before so I was a tad apprehensive. I mixed with almond milk, strawberries, flax-seed and Spiru-tein Blueberries and Cream protein powder
I would never really crave a green monster for dinner but I had my permanent crown put on Tuesday afternoon and was supposed to stick to soft foods for 24 hours.
Do you live your life in a state of organized chaos?
How do you keep your thoughts and life organized? Paper, phone, calendar, planner?