11.26.2007

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

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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
Tuesday--Bedrooms
Wednesday--playroom
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

Breakfasts:
Pancakes
Eggs
Oatmeal
Breakfast Burritos

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

Dinners:
Chili
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

Snacks/Desserts:
Banana Bread
Lemon Chess Pie Bars
Peanut Butter Bars
Fruit

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.