It's Monday today!! In case you didn't know that already.
How many of you did your morning and Monday routines today?
I finished my morning routine by 8:30 am. I have to confess that I don't do everything on the list though. Two of the tasks near the bottom of the list ("Do sit-ups/10 min. exercise" and "Quick clean of kids' room") go unchecked every day. About 2 weeks ago, I pinched a disc in my back, and lifting kids and doing housework has slowed the healing process considerably. I figured that vigorous exercise probably wouldn't help things move in the right direction so I've been holding off on that until next week. That, and I have a tendency to be lazy. So please don't tell me how exercise will make my back feel so much better because I'm obliviously happy in my ignorance.
I'm also skipping the quick clean of the kids' room until next week. With the condition their room is in right now, a quick clean is a preposterous idea. After this week though, I'll have deep cleaned it, and it'll be ready to go.
I forgot to tell you yesterday...I don't do any zone cleaning on Mondays because I spend an hour "blessing" my home. I'd hate to overdo it on the cleaning because of all the dangers involved (dishpan hands, housewife's knees, etc). If you already did some zone cleaning in Zone 1, give yourself a pat on the back because you're ahead of the game.
By 9:30 this morning, all my cleaning was done for the day except for my bedtime routine. Pretty cool, huh?
I added another page to my control journal today. I write out a list of
miscellaneous things I need to do every day because if I don't, then I
forget to do them. Except that I usually lose the piece of paper the
list is written on. So I put a blank piece of paper in a page protector
and added it to my journal between the morning and bedtime routines.
Then I can just write my to-do list in dry erase marker on the page and
erase each thing as I do it. If I don't get to something today, it'll
be on the list for tomorrow.
Here's my meal plan for the week:
Monday-grilled cabbage, potatoes, and lemon chicken with lemon cheesecake for dessert
Tuesday-stuffing coated chicken with honey mustard potatoes
Wednesday-Homemade stuffed crust pizza with cheesy breadsticks
Thursday-O' Brien kielbasa skillet
Friday-Eating at in-laws
Saturday-Bacon chicken alfredo
Sunday-Eating at in-laws
I might switch a few meals around to different days, but it helps tremendously to have a plan. I can hit the grocery store up once on Monday, and we don't have to eat frozen pizza four times a week because I didn't start thinking of what to make for supper until everyone's tummies were rumbling.
What are you planning for meals this week? Let me know in the comments and if you have a blog post about it, post a link to it as well. I'd love to see what you've got planned!