I had every intention of popping on last night and writing but I got totally sucked into my menu planning for the month. We always do our grocery shopping for the month on the 3rd because the 1st is INSANE and thus, I am not having to worry about the craziness of payday shopping. With that in mind, I decided that since I am trying to get healthier this year AND I am trying be intentional, creating a full menu for all meals and snacks for the entire month might help us kick the habit of dollar menus and frozen pizzas.
My goal is for us to only eat out once a month this year. We will do that at the beginning of the month on payday but we will still be trying to keep it to places where can we can have healthier options. Places like McDonalds or Taco Bell are going to have to become a rare treat. Our bodies need better food.
So, I spent a good part of my day juggling between trying to get homeschool done, caring for baby, playing a fierce game of chess and working on the menu. I gave in at around 9pm last night and went to bed but was able to get all the meals planned and my shopping list done except for the lunches and snacks which I hope to get done today. I am hoping I can go get the food early tomorrow before any yucky weather moves in.
Once I get the menu all typed up and entered on the calendar, I will create a version to share here for you with links to all the recipes in case you would like to see them and consider menu planning to help you this year.
It was really odd waking up yesterday knowing that it was a new year. You go to sleep in one year and wake up in the next and it’s almost surreal. I feel like I have some good dreams and good goals for this year and I am truly excited to see where God takes us individually and as a family.
Mister M began working in his new Fun-Schooling journal he got for Christmas and I plan to show that to you all soon because we have absolutely fallen in love with it and want to share it’s awesomeness with the world.
So exactly what does school like for us this new year?
Well, yesterday it looked a lot like this:
I am truly learning to love our new way of exploring together. I am truly inspired by the way my son grows and learns when I am not trying to force him to sit still and do the same repetitive busy work (worksheets) day after day. His mind…it is truly remarkable.
I am also absolutely loving my new “planner” and the freedom of not feeling like I have to plan every single second of every day. Goodness knows, some days the only plan I have is to somehow find some time to actually sleep for once. (Though that is never usually very likely!)
And so it has begun. 2018. A new year. A new world of opportunities and possibilities. Exciting isn’t it? The wonder of what it might bring.
I just love new years.
I hope your new year is off to a great start! Until next time…
In Christ’s Love,