Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Menu Plan

1 - Foil pack chicken and broccoli

2 - pierogies

3 - breakfast for dinner - eggs

4- rotisserie chicken

5-7 family visit

8- takeout

9- spaghetti and meatballs

10- applesauce chicken (crockpot)

11- fish sticks/salmon

12- pizza

13- leftovers

14- crockpot chicken and stuffing

15- leftovers

16- sausage with sauerkraut and potatoes (crockpot)

17- spaghetti and meatballs

18- pizza fondue with breadsticks, veggies (crockpot)

19- takeout

20-  breakfast for dinner - pancakes

21- kid's choice

22- pizza chicken (crockpot)

23- leftovers

24- fish sticks/Salmon

25- pizza

26-27 family visit

28- golden apples and pork chops

29- spaghetti and meatballs

30- ham and scalloped potato casserole (crockpot)

31- takeout

Monday, September 17, 2012

Household Plan 9.17.12

I knew I wouldn't get much done last week - but that's OK, right?
Here's this week's plan.

Daily -
Make beds
Empty Trash
Wipe out Bathroom Sinks
Change dishtowels and bathroom hand towels

Other -
Water plants
Weed and put garden to bed for season
Make grocery shopping list
Grocery Shopping
October menu plan
Buy kid's Halloween costumes
Vacuum 1st floor/furniture, 2nd floor
Sweep/mop bathrooms, clean toilets, clean bathtubs
Dust DR
Sort through kid's summer/fall clothes
Clean microwave, dishwasher door
Change sheets master bedroom
Mow the stinkin lawn

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Household Plan 9.10.12

With busy season at work I am not planning on getting much done, but here's the plan.

Daily -
Make beds
Empty Trash
Wipe out Bathroom Sinks
Change dishtowels and bathroom hand towels

Other -
Sweep porch
Vaccum 1st floor and furniture
Clean toilets
Dust hall, LR
Clean under kitchen sink
Mow lawn, weed wacking
Spray around house for spiders
Mail out September cards
Change out clothes for kids (fall clothes out of closet)


It is September. My super-busy time at work. There is no escaping it. Add to that the fact that the boys have started pre-school, and religious education, and soccer, and I feel like my calendar, and my head, are going to explode!

So, while I had extravagant thoughts in my head about the posts I was going to write about what we've been up to, you will have to settle for the shorthand version for now. For a few weeks. Until work calms down a bit. Until I settle into our new school year routine. I can do that, right?


Had the boys 4th birthday party at Grandpa's house. Avenger's cake, decorations, and so many super-hero toys. New big-boy bikes. I believe Alex would like an electronic bike - he doesn't seems to like to have to pedal. I guess it's too much like work. Landon got his most prized Hulk hands - I see boxing matches in my home in the future.

September -
First day of pre-school. Where does the time go? Can't believe they are in pre-school. This eases my mind a bit about whether they will be ready for Kindergarten next year. I hate that our school system has become so stringent that Kindergarten is the new second grade. Thank you Mr. Bush for your fabulous "No child left behind" act. Nuff said.
I didn't cry at the first day of pre-school. But there was a definite feeling of sadness. Although Mommy can act happy when trying to convince two kids that preschool is gonna be FUN! My babies are no longer babies. I won't have anymore babies. A bit sad.

First game of mini-golf too. This was funny! Landon actually yelled at Alex for blocking the hole when he could have made a score in one. I'm beginning to see some competitiveness coming out of them.

Update J -
He called me. Back in rehab again. 5th time. Supposed to be finding a sober-living house for him at the end of 30 day program. But we all know the drill. There will be some reason why he can't go, he will just get out, continue to think that meetings/counseling are not important, and be right back at it again in a matter of months. Difference this time - he has no resources to use. Without my resources, he has no resources. We'll see....still waiting for him to prove me wrong.
While I was hugely angry at the judge for imposing the stay away order for three year and taking the control over my life out of my hands, I am glad it's in place. I don't have to worry that he'll show up here after getting out of rehab, and continue to find a way to use my resources for his benefit. And, at the end of three years if he's still on the merry go round then I can have the order extended. But I don't have to think about it for three years.

last night we made Trix treats. Marshmallow treats made with trix instead of rice crispies. My kids review: Yuck! Great, now I have a whole pan of these things for me?!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Household Plan 9.3.12

Daily -
Make beds
Empty Trash
Wipe out Bathroom Sinks
Change dishtowels and bathroom hand towels

Other -
Make shopping list
Grocery shopping
Vacuum 1st floor and 2nd floor
Clean toilets, tubs, and bathroom mirrors
Clean LR windows
Dust master bedroom, DR
Planning for September and October occasions
Clean microwave, toaster, bottom shelf of refrigerator, and dishwasher
Pay 9/7 bills
Sweep porch
Change sheets - master bedroom and kid's room