I can set my list aside, and reprioritise. I can choose.
Right now, my priority is to plan the meals for this week. My house is (pretty much) clean. After I've gotten these basics out of the way, then there's room for fun. And it might not be on my list at all - it might be the wild idea I had about reinterpreting fossils in a quilt.
So, Monday we'll be eating spaghetti and meatballs.
Tuesday dinner will be individual meat pies, a creamy pasta side, broccoli, carrots and peas.
Wednesday's a busy day, with an after school activity and the in-laws over for dinner. I'll be setting up the slow cooker to make us Salsa chicken and black bean soup.
Thursday we'll be having lasagne - a double batch, so I can freeze one.
Friday's my new tradition of toasted sandwiches for dinner - cheese, ham and pineapple. Not fancy, but pretty much delicious and low fuss for the end of the week!
Saturday's another dinner with the in-laws and I think we'll be having burgers with heaps of salad. Perfect!
Now all I have to do is the shopping.... and that'll be another job off my (actual) list. Which, with any luck, will open up some time and mind space to make something. Which isn't eaten.