Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Menu Wednesday?

Sorry friends, the orange hair completely distacted me on Monday. I went back in and they fixed it. The manager was very sweet and she proceeded to turn my hair from orange to a nice dark strawberry blonde that even somewhat matches my natural hair underneith. It is lighter than I wanted. It is reder than I wanted. But I am oh so greatful it is not orange! Now that the hair is fixed (I did not end up getting a picture.) I have had a bit more time to think about what was on my to-do list this week. I did make the menu and chore charts on Sunday, before I went to the salon.

One thing I wanted to say about the menus for the household notebook: We almost never eat these menu things on their given days. This is just what I build my shopping list from and the kids pick their meals from. That way we have everything for each meal on the list. Dinners are more or less in the right order, but the breakfasts and lunches rarely are. The kids pick one, and I cross it off the menu. They wanted eggs and toast on Monday... so that is what they got and I crossed it off for Thursday because those items that I had bought had been used. As much as I would like to claim that I can read my families thoughts and desires for seven days at a time, I can not. lol... so I just pick things that will make good meals and they ask for the things they want (which, because of the menu, I know I have) and we move on from there.

The household notebook I have noticed, is almost a living thing. It grows and expands as you use it, adding needed things and realising that you haven't looked in that whole section in weeks, so you remove it. Very living and very good.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, long time no see. I'm not keeping up with my blogspot journal as you can tell. My local circle is all on LJ and when the holiday season came around I went back there. If you have time you can see how frustrating the holidays were.

Looks like you're world has been quite busy too since you moved. Love your goals for the new year. I basically have one - balance. The attempt to balance homeschool, parenting, being a wife, mother and my own person along with all the other hats I wear.

There are also things I'm just not posting about because the internet is not private and a few things I just don't want to get around. Life overall is good though.

Thank you for checking in on me. :)

Anonymous said...

ahhh. that's how that works w/ the menu - i gave up on mine b/c i never stuck to it... thanks for your idea to let it roll, and just get the groceries..

Chell said...

Wow that is really a great idea, glad to see it is working out so well!!

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