23 February 2011

36 Week Bump Picture

I got my hair cut today and I wanted to capture it while I can before I wash it and it's all curly again.  I figured we might as well get a picture of my 36 week bump while we're at it, so here it is.  Please excuse the mess!  What do you think?

14 February 2011

Menu Plan Monday - Valentine's Day 2011

This is my first time joining the Menu Plan Monday linkup at I'm An Organizing Junkie!  Here is my menu plan for the week.  We'll see how well we stick to it:

B - Cereal
L - Tuna Sandwiches
D - Out to celebrate Valentine's Day

B - Green Smoothie
L - Leftovers
D - Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas, Spaghetti Squash, Yogurt, Pitas

B - Yogurt
L - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
D - Church

B - Oatmeal
L - Leftovers
D - Egg Pie, Salad

B - Green Smoothie
L - Hummus & Veggies
D - Chicken-Broccoli Bake (Batch cooking)

B - Breakfast Burrito (Batch cooking)
L - Out
D - Leftovers

What is your family eating this week?

01 February 2011

Cleaning Schedule

After all the recent changes in our lives, the cleaning schedule has gone out the window (not that I really kept up with it in the first place).  Time to reclaim it!  In the past, I've made pretty spreadsheets and charts and fantasized about having a Martha Stewart home.  And you know what?  It never worked.  Why?  Because I was trying to establish way too many habits all at once and I wound up overwhelmed.  So this time, I'm going to focus on adding one or two chores to my list at a time.  What am I focusing on first?
  1. Make the bed every day
  2. Do a load of laundry every day
Sounds simple, right?  I hope so, because that was the point.  If other chores get done in addition to these, that's great, but my goal is to do these two things every day for two weeks.  By then, they should be a habit.  The other key is to not beat myself up if one (or both) of these don't happen sometimes.  No one is perfect, not even me (though my brain thinks otherwise).  Life happens and you move on.  Tomorrow is a new day.

What are your every day chores?