Monday, March 30, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - March 30

For today:

Outside my window: Blue skies, sunshine and cold. But, I can live with the cold because there are blue skies and sunshine. Also, outside my window is my backyard because I'm at home today!!!!

I am thinking: That I really need to clean my room.

I am thankful for: A job that is flexible. Aunt Roni is sick today so I need to stay home and I love that I'm able to do that.

From the kitchen: A new meal plan. I planned out meals for the next two weeks, went to the store and bought every item needed. I hope this helps to keep us in our budget and not have us eating out. On the menu, spaghetti, chicken enchiladas, tacos, pizza (homemade), appetizers and more.

I am wearing: Yoga pants and a t-shirt...aaahhh, off days!

I am reading: Continuing with my Bible studies. My Crown study is going really well and making me really think about my spending.

I am hoping: To be more obedient with spending this week. Baby steps...

I am creating: I hope to work on and finish Caleb's life verse this week or next. I have some plans in my head but I need to write them down and get the materials that I need...sounds like a trip to the scrapbook store is in order!!!!

I am hearing: Doors opening and closing, Caleb's new discovery!

Around the house: Like I said I need to clean my room and I want to organize my utensil drawer using the new organizers I got at Target this morning.

One of my favorite things: Being at home with my kiddies.

A few plans for the rest of the week: Clean my room, go walking with Mommy, cook every meal on meal plan and continue cleaning out the yard.

Here is a picture thought I'm sharing with you: Trying to keep up with this guy:

He's not as innocent as he looks!
Share your thoughts!


jennifer said...

oh, little caleb! so cute!

Amy said...

He is a beautiful child!

Do you do this kind of post regularly? It's a good idea. I might copy :-)

Amy said...

Hey Kelli - I posted the recipes for the dinners you wanted! They are in the comment section of my post about my meals. Enjoy!

Ms. Tee said...

Caleb is so cute! I can't wait to see what you do with his life verse. That is an awesome idea. I've been trying to think of something to do with my son's baptism photo, too.

Enjoy your day at home - yay for yoga pants! :)

ohio12 said...

I love your Monday posts.

Maybe you already thought of this, but I find cooking every night to be TOO much, but we try not to do too much take out. I would make enough of some of the things to eat it twice. I usually make two big things to eat twice, one night to grill out, one night of take out and one night of sandwiches or eggs or something very easy. (I think that is 7 nights)

I mention this because I think if you try to cook a meal every night, you may burn out really fast!

Glad you got to be home today.

Janice said...

Caleb looks full of mischief! I'm with Ohio12 on the bulk cooking. We rarely eat out because we don't live near anywhere to eat out!

I make a couple of big casseroles at the weekend and have a couple of days when we have the same meal e.g. Tuesday we have fish and chips cooked in the stove and Thursdays we have simple pasta with tomato sauce and some chicken or ham. Makes life easy especially when you work.

jenjen said...

What a cute picture! Your menu sounds delicious! YUM!


Ruby Red Slippers said...

I think that boy of yours is going to leave a trail of broken hearts!!! Is he the cutest thing EVER?!

Miller Racing Family said...

Days off and home with the kids, now that is priceless! I also plan out all of our meals a month at a time. I hate to grocery shop so if I already have the meals planned out it is one less thing I have to do before I hit Wal-Mart. I hope that you had a blessed Monday!

Amber said...

Staying home with the kiddos IS wonderful! Glad you got to do that today. :)

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Hi Kelli!
How long have you been doing the Crown study? My husband and I did that a ouple years ago. Lots of good stuff!
Hope you are having a great day!

Amy said...

Fun organizing tools!!! I love those!! Hope you had fun 'spring cleaning'!!! At least I hope you got some time for yourself!!

Thanks for the soup and folding my laundry! ;)

Katie said...

Love those eyes!! Oh my goodness, I think my heart just turned to mush!

Meredith said...

I want some sunshine outside my kitchen window!!!

Love the pic of your little man. So stinkin' cute!!

AndreaLeigh said...

your menu sounds delish! good luck at sticking with the plan!