Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What day is this?

I am not intentionally neglecting the blog, just trying to keep everything in motion here.  The kids have gone back to school, dance and basketball have started back in full swing, hosted a birthday sleepover this weekend, and hubby has the flu which means I'm doing EVERYTHING!  Plus that pesky job thing too.

It should be bedtime, but there is still laundry to fold and a kitchen to clean up. Will catch up when I can.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day 2 - Not throwing in the towel

Just not my day.  Nothing bad happened. It just seemed like every path had a roadblock or two, and a couple of critical comments were hurled my way.  The 2012 me would have just gone to bed and started over tomorrow.  The 2013 me is sticking to the plan...I still have a couple of hours to prove that I am a LMCOBQOCGTDM (lean, mean, counter-of-bean, queen-of-clean, getting-things-done machine).

Oh Yeah!!  I've got this!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quick Tip to Start the Year!

Whether you're trying to save money or just avoid the daily "What's for dinner?" quandry, experts say meal planning is the answer.  If you shop with a meal plan you'll spend less.  If you have a meal plan, you'll avoid the stress of making that decision on a daily basis.  But where to start?

Print out a blank calendar for each month in 2013.  Write down every meal you cook/serve that month.  Then in 2014, your entire year's meal plan will be done for you!  At least, the basic outline. I can't imagine it wouldn't need a little tweaking, but at least you're not starting over from scratch!

Here's my favorite place to print a free calendar:  Calendars That Work

First entry in 2013?  Ham, black-eyed peas and cornbread.