It's been over a month since my last post. I've been struggling with trying to find a balance for everything I'm trying to fit into my days.... and I mean struggling. I haven't quite found the balance yet, but I'm working on it a bit at a time.
I was very anti-Internet/computer last week and staying off the computer helped me a bit with time management. However, being at home all day, I find the Internet to be very helpful in connecting to the world that exists outside our little home, so I'm trying to find a happy medium between the Internet as a time-gobbler and the Internet as a time-saver.
Having a written plan seems to be what's helping me most right now. I've been writing out a loose plan for the next day at night before I go to bed and my meal plans are always a huge help with organization. Here is this week's menu plan. I've got some very well stocked cupboards at the moment, so I have a very small shopping list this week (mostly milk, eggs and some fresh fruit). I hit up the deals at Shaw's this past Friday. I spent $42 for $133 worth of food - I saved $91 by hitting the sales and using coupons! Woohoo! I have not included meals for the coming weekend as it's Labor Day and between cookouts and the fair, I'm not sure we'll be home much.
Herbed Angel Hair Pasta
Rosemary Shrimp Skewers
Grilled Rib Eyes
Macaroni Tomato Casserole