I cannot believe that 2008 is right around the corner! Amazing! In an effort to get organized with baby #3 on the way I have been thinking a lot about how we do things around this house and how we need to change.
I got my new Motivated Mom’s calendar. I changed the one I got as well. I used to get the condensed version with the whole week on 1 page and if I missed things they started to overwhelm me to the point I would stop doing any of it. I know I shouldn’t be too hard on myself as I’ve been sick for the past 15 weeks, but I was starting to decline in that department before that started. I got the 1 day per page, with the bible verses to get through it in one year as well as appt. , notes and meal plan section. I’m going to three hole punch the pages and it will serve as my daily chores, menu planning and calendar for daily things. I had three seperate things going last year and it started not working for me.
I suck at meal planning and grocery shopping for meals. I usually figure out dinner at the last minute and then don’t have all the ingredients I would need to put the meal together. I struggle greatly in the kitchen when not organized about it and I’m usually never organized. Plus I struggle with making the same meals over and over until we get sick of them and we are all picky eaters so it’s hard to do something new. So I signed up for a meal planning site, going month to month and I can cancel at any time. They give you meals for a week, plus desserts, all recipes, and shopping list with everything you need. If there is something on the list my family won’t touch with a ten foot pole, I’ll go to a fall back recipe..
I have also been decluttering my house, slowly but surely when I have felt up to it. Books, VHS movies, toys, throwing things away, giving things away.. We don’t have a huge house. It works for our family. But it’s on a slab, we have no basement for storage or to make a play room. The girls room is huge and fits a lot of things with lots of floor space left over to play. The baby will have their own room (which would be even better if it was a boy!).. We can’t park our cars in the garage because of all the crap we have. Most of which needs to just be thrown away. We started going through things in the summer which made the mess bigger and then we were so busy that we never got around to it again and now that it’s cold no one wants to go out there. Plus a lot of it is huge stuff that I shouldn’t be doing myself.. Anyway. Our house would be much better off non-cluttered. So I got a book about it from the library, I’m on the waitlist but it shouldn’t take long. I’m going to read it and then get our house de-cluttered!
I think all of these things would destress our family so much..