Monday, September 10, 2007

Going thrifting...

I'll try to take photos later of all the "treasures" that I picked up while thrifting yesterday. LOTS of fabric (sheets) to do all that craftiness that I've been doing lately.

Spent today catching up on housework while the older kids were in school. Still more laundry to do...

Saturday, September 08, 2007

SMART Habit Saturday...

I sure hope that leftovers count, or I'm in trouble ;)

This is going to sound so egotistical, but I can't think of another new habit to pick up. I'm not perfect by any stretch of the imagination so maybe I'm just too lazy to pick up any good habits. I already keep the house pretty tidy (but not necessarily "clean", I like a tidy area, but I loathe "cleaning"), keep laundry and dishes cleaned and put away. I've been purging the house of excess, to simplify our lives. I haven't had a cigarette since Monday night. I've stopped impulsivly spending money. I don't even turn the tv on unless Jeremy's home. I don't really participate in gossip because I never really talk to anyone.

I would like to go horseback riding at least three times a week but I'm not sure how I can accomplish this. And I really should stop losing my temper with the kids, especially Ben. I need to work on my scrapbooking stuff, or my sewing. I also have unfinished knitting, and even not-yet-started knitting. I would like to give handmade-homemade things for gifts from now on. I should spend less time reading blogs, but every time I find a new one I read ALL of the archives. Oh well... I'll have to think on this some more.

See? Totally not perfect, but too lazy to pick a new habit. *sigh*

Thursday, September 06, 2007

At long last...

Oh sweet mystery of life how I have missed you... DSL welcome home!

SMART habits so far...

Sunday night we had spaghetti with garlic toast.

Monday we had steaks and baked potatoes.

Tuesday we had Scotch Collops with mushrooms.

Yesterday we had Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding.

We have leftover spaghetti and leftover roast/pudding for lunch.

Our options for dinner include cubed steak, meatloaf, or MM's fav sandwich. I think I'll cook the crock pot roast tomorrow.

So far, so good!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Beef... it's what's for dinner.

My poor Jeremy is sick. He even missed church this morning! I'm pretty sure that it's a sinus infection, but you know how men can be when they're sick. Feeling bad makes them even more sensitive and A WHOLE LOT grumpier. He had several quiet hours today while I took the kids to church and then to town.

Amazingly enough, the school schedule has improved my waking abilities, so I was up by eight and had the kids at church by class time... all by myself. Then after church, the five of us headed to the grocery store to purchase dinner for the upcoming week. Our menu will include Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich, Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding, Scotch Collops, Meatloaf w/mashed potatoes, Crockpot Roast with carrots and potatoes, cubed steaks. Sometimes I get the feeling we'd save all kinds of money at the grocery store if we raised/slaughtered our own beef. And we could save a bundle on milk, too.

Now I just need to go through the meat and figure out what day we should eat what, based on the "sell by" dates.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

S.M.A.R.T. Habit Saturday

SMART Habit Saturday is something that I ran across in another of my frequently read blogs. If you click on that link you can familiarize yourself with the logistics, but basically each Saturday you decide on a good habit that you want to form and try to do it each day of the following week. They say that if you do somethng everyday for 21 days it becomes a habit.

I know we all have room for improvement. For instance, I've been keeping house pretty good lately. I've even figured out the secret to getting the kids involved in house keeping. But I'm afraid that my culinary escapades have suffered as a result of my obsessive desire to keep the house organized and tidy. So tomorrow I'm going to take my gorcery list and get supplies for next week so that I can cook dinner EACH and EVERY night. Hopefully the house won't go back to looking like a pig sty as a result.

So I guess I'll be back next week to report on my results.