Sunday, April 22, 2012

Confessions of a so-so planner (and What's For Dinner)

I am not organized!  This will more than likely surprise any of my co-workers who read this because at work I am ridiculously organized.  I plan my lessons out weeks (if not months!) in advance much to the chagrin of the members of my course team who are not so crazy anal um...organized.  At work, I always know what comes next....   

 But at home it's anyone's guess!!



I work to come up with plans and strategies to improve this.  I make lists, lay out clothes for the next day, put A's clothes in the drawers in outfits so I don't forget what goes with what, get containers for items so they have a place and but just about every organization tool or book I see, but nothing seems to work!  I have come to realize that I may just need to accept the chaos that surrounds me as a byproduct of being a full-time teacher momma!



Now for the confession...I kind of don't care that my house is a mess or that I don't always know where everything is.  I would rather spend my time playing with A, reading him a book or just sitting on the couch watching a movie with little A (confession #2, my child watches tv), I am on a roll with these confessions today haha!  Little A and I have a system that works for us and we are rocking it!  I have come to realize that there are a lot more important things in life than always knowing what comes next...just don't ask me to stop planning at work :)

What's For Dinner:

Monday:  Salmon and Lemon Dill Roasted Potatoes (quartered red potatoes tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and fresh dill.  Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until fork tender on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray)

Tuesday:  Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Wednesday:  Burgers and grilled fruit (pineapple, pear, banana and apple)

Thursday: Chicken Enchilada Bake (will use the leftover chicken from the tacos on Tuesday.  Changes: peppers on one half only, salsa instead of enchilada sauce, low fat cheese)

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Eat out/Order In

Sunday: Steak and Tuna Steak on the grill, fresh green beans and brown rice

 

What for dinner at your house this week?


17 comments:

  1. So funny you say that. All my coworkers at the college comment, that I am so organized. My house is a mess of baskets with stuff that needs to be put away. I agree, my free time is for my 3 special little people and my hubby. When our kids grow up they will not remember that we put the laundry away, they will remember the special times spent together.

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