Ok, I admit it, January was almost as bad as December as far as planning my work and working my plan. We are now into February and I even get an extra day in the month so we're shaking off last month and forging ahead.
Here's the plan for this week:
BIBLE STUDY/DEVOTIONAL-- I am still trying to meditate on the verse for the day from my new journal. This week, starting today 2:4 we are in Romans,1 Timothy, Proverbs,Colossians,Ephesians, 1 Peter, and Ephesians again. I am also reading through Bible Gateway's 4 month Biographical Bible Reading Plan. If I keep up with the daily readings it will count me down to a very important date (or very close to it) that I am looking forward to this spring. Can't divulge any more details quite yet ..... but it is BIG. Ü
TRAIN THEM UP-- The kids are being inundated with assignments in school about “peace” and “the environment”. I want to do some studying on my own and with them about true peace and what a Christian’s point of view on the topic should be.
FINANCIAL-- I had a little money mishap this month .... used the wrong credit card for a few larger purchases (I thought I was using my credit union credit card which would give me till next month to pay but by mistake pulled out my Spanish card which is more like a delayed debit card, so the money was automatically debited out of my account this week.) Uh oh! Gotta get busy getting reimbursed for some work expenses and must must must turn in ALL our medical receipts for reimbursement ASAP.
SCHOOL-- Nothing pressing that I know of. I may try to attend the AMPA (equivalent of the PTA) meeting at the junior high school but I have to find out if it is this Wednesday or next.
HOME-- I am planning to continue doing Rachel’s little things over at Home Sanctuary. Last month was very fun and I only missed a few days. I also must must must conquer the Mount Everest of laundry. Two loads started today so far. The true challenge is getting it all the way through folding and being PUT AWAY.
EXERCISE-- I know, I know. I must do something. Does walking up and down 3 flights of stairs count since our building’s elevator is on the fritz? I’ve done it twice this morning and will be doing at least 2 more round trips today unless the elevator tech comes. I did do a TON of walking 2 weekends ago when we had company and went sightseeing. (I posted pictures on Wordless Wednesday but got no comments and I expect no-one ended up seeing the post. Take a second and check it out …. Some good pictures of Madrid and Aranjuez, Spain as well as a cool video)
FUN—Tomorrow I plan to go to a craft time at a friend’s house. She is hoping to use it as an outreach and to make some contacts in her neighborhood for the church she and her husband hope to plant there soon. I MUST get a couple of pictures printed out to bring with me since it is a “scrapbooking” type craft.
Menu—I think I will just continue the simplified version online instead of posting our breakfasts and snacks unless the comments ask me to go back to the old way. I still have the b-fast and snacks on the menu on my fridge though …. It just doesn’t seem very “inspired” to me. Depending on the day, the bigger meal will be midday (when the kids get home from school at 2pm) or in the evening (around 7-8 pm)
MONDAY- 1. Slow cooker split pea sausage soup (excellent w/ kielbasa)
TUESDAY- 1. grilled cheese sandwiches, raw veggies
2. Oven beef stew, fresh steamed green beans
WEDNESDAY- 1. breaded chicken filets, steamed broccoli and cauliflower
THURSDAY- 1. BLT sandwiches, chips, cucumber spears
2. Turkey soup (that bag of turkey bones in the freezer needs to be used up) with dumplings
FRIDAY- 1. Leftovers
2. homemade pizza
SUNDAY—Spaghetti and meatballs
Don't forget to head over to Tiany's blog for more Monday Meanderings and to Laura's for more Menu Plan Monday posts.