1. a)The act of pivoting to face in the opposite direction from the original, especially in a military
b)A military command to turn clockwise 180°.
2. A total change of attitude or viewpoint.
This is what happened this evening.
It all started when I received a text message from my husband at 3:45pm stating that he was working in Brantford, this meant that once he finished for the day he would not have his usual 30-40 minute commute and would technically be "home early". This let me to me deciding to take the last hour off of work so that I too could be home early.
We met at home before going to pick up the kids and started the usual discussion of "what's for dinner". I don't know if it was the novelty of us both being home before 5pm or that we had each had a busy day, but the conversation quickly switched from what is in the fridge? to where should we go?
As I was on the computer googling searches such as "kids eat free Tuesday" I stopped myself and asked the question "What I am doing" I knew that there was an entire package of chicken breasts in the fridge that was planned for tonights dinner and that I had specifically gone to the grocery store to pick up a non processed sauce for a stir fry, yet within a few seconds I was willing to throw it all away for a dinner out.
I realized then how quickly we can fall into old habits; the conversation above was a perfect example of a regular night at our house before we started this journey. It would end at us at a restaurant eating meals that are too big and full of fat.
Now I am by no means against going out, but one of the things that I have tried to maintain on this journey is balance and we had just got out last weekend for dinner. Tonight there was no rhyme or reason that we needed to eat outside of the home, but we were bored and tired and it was the easy way out. The easy way out unfortunately is how I got into this situation in the first place.
So I grabbed the chicken and the vegetables out of the fridge and my husband left to get the kids. By the time he returned a healthy, inexpensive dinner was ready on the stove. This is one about-face that I can proud of.
Chicken stirfry with veggies and brown rice