Pull-It-Together Monday ;-)

I'm feeling the need to "pull-it-all-together" today. I've gotten behind in some areas lately, and made some real progress in others; I've done a lot of planning, but still have loose ends hanging in it all; We've gotten a good start on Christmas planning (I'm way ahead of where I've been at this point the past several years :)), but I still need to wrap a lot of that up. ;-) We've also had to make some adjustments, schedule-wise and budget-wise, for a variety of reasons, so I need to tweak all my planning to account for those adjustments. Here's the plan for this week:

Bible Study

I did not do well with my Bible Study last week. I have to get back on track with that first and foremost this week. Continuing study of Job, 31 Days of Prayer for Children/Husband, and finishing the Thanksgiving study on my own and with the kids. The kids and I will continue the gratefulness study for a while longer...making it a bit holiday themed and adding *giving* and *service* to our gratitude. We are also continuing to work through our sibling study based on Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by the Mallys.

Must Do

Decide how to re-arrange the living room to include the Christmas tree, and do it. :) This is our first year with a piano in the living room, and while I am *so* excited to have the piano, it *is* making Christmas tree placement a bit of a challenge. We are going to have to get really creative! Hmm
* Finalize plans for Peter's birthday on Saturday. (He'll be 10!! )

* Gather supplies for Christmas crafts/ornaments and get started!! Yay

* Practice piano until I can play the children's musical music in my *sleep*. Wind and Smile

Home Blessing

Monday--planning, catch up, rest
Thursday--Middle Hall
Friday--Dining Room

Holiday Planning

Time to start getting really specific here. Yes

*Re-assess budget
*continue shopping (mostly online)
*December schedule on paper with holiday events, *traditions* and fun stuff plans all in writing
*supply list for Christmas crafts, handmade gifts, goodie baking, and ornaments planned
*work on ornaments with children

Menu Plan Monday

Breakfast Burritos

Chicken Salad
Chicken Strips
PB&J and chips
Twice Baked Potatoes (from freezer)

Breakfast for Supper (Eggs, hashbrowns, sausage, and fruit)
Cheeseburger Soup and biscuits
Chicken and Rice Casserole and carrots
Bacon Chicken, Cheesy Cream Cheese Potatoes, and green beans

Banana Bread
Lemon Chess Pie Bars
Peanut Butter Bars

For more menu ideas, visit Orgjunkie. To see what others are planning this week, visit Monday Meanderings at Tiany's.

1 comment:

Daddys Chicks said...

We have to take the rocker and put it in the school room or a bedroom to make a place for our tree. I wish I could put the tree in in the middle of the window. But it wont work. It has to go into a corner Good luck and have a blessed week.