Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday Forum

Well, I am back doing Friday Forum. I don't know how much I am excited about doing it though. I am really debating whether or not I think that I can continue doing it until March. Ever since Christmas, I have really not been into the whole catering thing. I still LOVE to cook, but I think that I might need a break from all of the WORK that happens when I cater. Friday Forum is a weekly committment that I have made to cater for the Institute of Religion at the U of C. I do not get paid to do this. They only cover the cost of the food. I only have 7 more weeks until I can't do it anymore because of the baby, but I am torn as to whether or not I should continue to do it until the baby is born.
On one hand, I do love going there and seeing all of the young single adults flirting with each other. I love getting into the gossip of who is dating who and who is getting married next. The people who help me do the dishes are really fun and I like them alot. It is cool to be able to go somewhere and have other people know my name because they see me at the institute all of the time. It does give me a break from being a mom for awhile. I do get to try out pretty much any recipe that I want.
On the other hand, I HAVE to go grocery shopping EVERY Thursday, rain or shine, with kids. I have to start cooking at 8 am on Friday mornings and I don't even get home until 2 pm that afternoon. I always get crampy afterwards and so I am pretty much out of commission after Friday Forum until Sunday. I have to clean my kitchen 3 times on Fridays, plus all of the clean up that I have to do at the institute. There are some YSA's who whine about having to help me clean up and that infuriates me because they have NO idea how much work I put into this. I am pregnant and so I can snap at any given moment, so sometimes I am a bit grumpy at Friday Forum.
I don't know. I really don't know. What would you do if you were me? I really need some input here. It seems so much easier to give advice when you are not the one going through something, so I could really use that type of advice right now.


Anonymous said...

and you did!
good job!!!
soo much extra stress not needed, plus you've done it forever
now that you'll have all this extra time on your hands how bout you take a road trip up to edmonton!
HEY why have we never thought of that before?? Come take a Road trip, and we'll go shopping!!!!-Jenna

Mandy said...

It sounds like you maybe need to limit yourself to how much you do it. Maybe you could do it once a month and see how that works out for you. Then you'd still be there at the Institute but not every week. Just a thought.