>Normally by this time on Sunday evening I have posted our weekly family meal plan —if you follow along on any sort of a regular basis, it’s fairly obvious I am OFF SCHEDULE…and if you know me at all, you can only imagine the amount of stress I am under just knowing that. I’m not talking only about not having posted my meal plan for the past couple weeks, I’m talking about plain ole not having a plan (meal plan or otherwise), or control or really any sense of time at all. You would think that in times of higher stress, more responsibility and being spread too thin, I would EXCELL at the things that I know to my core make life easier (such as meal planning, pre organizing, advanced prep etc) but no, not I.
For those that only keep up with the Geroux Crew via this blog (ie you are not on facebook so are like “totally uncool”) then let me catch you up on a few key components:
Jason is no longer employed full time at the GCDD,(due to no fault of his own) he has been focusing heavily on aspects of our small business The Spectrum Group of AZ which has multiple layers of services (which you can read about on our newly revamped website) The main service being Real Estate. He is also among the thousands that are job hunting in this market turning in application after application to try to bring in that “steady paycheck”
Contrary to what the media is saying, the Real Estate market has actually been very good to us. So good in fact Jason needs me to be able to do more then I can legally do currently so we can keep up with it all. That said I am in my 3rd week of classes at the Arizona School of Real Estate in Gilbert and and striving to have my own Real Estate License by Halloween. I am also staying active politically as I volunteer lots of hours each month to the Override Election that will be on the November 3rd ballot here in Apache Junction.
It’s not like a complete reversal of roles or anything, but for the time being I am getting a good taste of what it has been like for Jason to have responsibilities outside of the home all day and then to come home to family life. Jas and I usually run a lot of option offense so to speak (hey now, it’s officially football season and if you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em is sage marriage advice ladies!) In football, option offenses are very effective at managing the game clock. While traditional option plays are dominated by running plays–we have taken the liberty of incorporating pass plays into the Geroux Crew as well. Our option offense usually works in that we set up a play and run with it (ie meal plan…each night we know what we are having, we can thaw something for the next day, we can grocery shop to the plan etc) It even works nicely as a pass option—one of us is QB and in the pocket (example making the kids lunches the night before then in the morning we pass off the remainder of the responsibility to the other)—When we are having a good season, everyone wins.
So after reviewing the films from the past couple weeks I don’t need a telestrator pen to highlight where we have been getting our penalties. I know it without having to blog about it, but am hoping that blogging it will hold me accountable. I need to get back into the game and help Jas run the ball to our end zones each and every day. Not that I have been on the bench by any means, I just feel like I have been leaving a lot of plays up to him. He has done an amazing job no doubt, but it’s time to bring running this family back to that of a team sport.