I looooooove my Monday’s.
Monday’s are my planning and organizing days. If I actually get off my butt and plan out the week, then the pay off is HUGE. However, if I sit on my butt and do nuthin’ – I find that the rest of the week totally and completely SUCKS!
Last week I jumped back on the menu planning thingy and this week I’ve done the same. It’s not a fabulous menu, but it’s easy and more importantly it will be easy to follow and requires only that I hit the market for fruits and veggies as I already have everything on hand to do this week. That’s a bonus in my world.
I hate grocery shopping. It used to be my MOST favorite thing to do. I had my monthly budget all set out and went looking for the most amazing deals and anything that was left over at the end of the month was “mine ALLL MINE” (cackling wickedly as she rubs her hands together). And then we discovered that all that cheap processed food was hurting my kids and we switched over to an all natural diet and my previous grocery budget was shot because all that natural food is freakin’ expensive and you can’t get “deals” on that crap and you can’t even really shop at normal stores and so shopping became totally and completely NO. FUN. AT. ALL.
So, now I shop because I “HAVE TO”….and it’s either shop or listen to the children whine and whine and whine some more about how hungry they are and I already have to listen to them whine about not getting the sugar cereal or anything else “cool” and there is only so much whining I can handle before my ears start to bleed.
Back to what I was saying before, if I plan thing out at the beginning of the week, then our lives are just all around easier.
An even bigger bonus this week is that I’m not working on Tuesday as it’s our kids Sports Day and for once the “sports day teams” have worked in our favor and both of the two middle kids have sports day on the same day….I have done 2 days of sports days every year for the past 3 years and it’s getting a bit old. So when I found out that I only had the one day…..WOOOOO HOOOOO! I was thrilled. And this year we are being terribly bad and not even thinking about volunteering to help out on Sports Day….yes, we are wicked, WICKED rebels….*snort*
Anyhoooooo, this week is shaping up to be a great one….not even terribly busy until the end when it seems to creep up on us and explode into absolute chaos and mayhem…..otherwise known as my sister’s wedding – should be a FABULOUS day.
Without further ado, here is my week in point form (along with the meal schedule)
Monday – Planning Day
Vegetarian Chilli loaded with vegetable-y goodness over brown rice.
Tuesday – Sports Day
Roast Chicken with potatoes and veggies
Wednesday – Jon & I working in town (Chris’s Birthday)
Roast Beef and potatoes (in crockpot) with veggies
Thursday – At home day probably loads of packing and cleaning
Chicken Fajitas (with handmade tortilla’s – YUM)
Friday – Jon & I working in town
Sister’s Wedding Rehearsal Party
Saturday – Sister’s Wedding
Sunday – Father’s Day
I’m thinking about Bar-B- Que Steaks and Baked Potatoes (we’ll see)
If all works well, there should be no fast food at all this week…..much to Jeremy’s dismay….that kid would live off “out dinners” (as he calls them) if he could.