Modified Monday

"The best-laid plans of mice and men...."

What *is* the rest of that saying, anyway?? Hmm. Well, I don't know about the mice, but the men...and women and children...around here have had a bit of a kink in our plans this week. I sat down last Friday and mapped out a nice plan for the two weeks between now and testing (annual homeschool testing...eek!) I know better. It happens every time. Something happens and said plan ends up out the window.

Hopefully this one won't be completely out the window...but we are modifying a bit. Billy's grandmother passed away Saturday, and so part of our family will be traveling part of the week. Between getting ready for the trip, and having them gone a couple of days, we are headed into "plan B" mode again.

Unfortunately, much of what is on the list this week isn't completely "modify-able". :-) With the spring consignment sale and testing coming up, in some respects "the show must go on". We're going to have to find a balance of diligence and flexibility this week...along with a real dose of wisdom to discern what *must* be done, and what can wait a bit. I'm also determined that I'm going to spend some time being a *fun mom* with those who are staying home from the trip. That is not my strong suit, and I have committed to work on it this year--and I've decided this is the perfect opportunity. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Bible Study

Still working on Steve Lawson's book When All Hell Breaks Loose (and getting through it much more slowly than I had anticipated.) Still hoping to post some of my notes soon.

Have Tos/Procrastination Busters

Didn't make much progress at all on the spring clothes swap last week. *Have* to get that done and get clothes ready for the consignment sale next week. Also have several important phone calls to make early in the week, and need to get some serious housework done (spring cleaning!).
Home Blessing

This week's focus areas are the living room and clothing storage areas. The living room needs some freshening, and since I'm going to be sorting clothes *anyway*, the clothing sorting areas are a definite must.

Creative Pursuits

I would really like to play around a bit with digital image creation this week. That is a new endeavor for me, so it will be interesting to see how it goes! I am also *determined* to complete *one* scrapbook page this week. Just one. I keep saying that...but I'm really going to do it this week!

Oh! And I almost forgot! I need to come up with a *plan* for new curtains this week. I have the fabric picked out for new kitchen curtains, but I need to decide on a style. Then I need to decide what I am going to do in the bathroom and entry hall. Maybe next week I will actually start sewing. :)

Menu Plan Monday

*BBQ Wraps and Slaw
*Baked Ziti, Green Beans, Salad
*Zuppa Toscana (didn't get to this last week)
*Chicken and Rice
*something-else-that-I-haven't-figured-out-yet. :-D (I may try to do a *fun meal* for the kids while Dad and Bay are gone, or we may eat at church Wednesday night...so I may only *need* four meals. :))

Thanks to Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday every week, and to Tiany at Live, Love, Learn for hosting Monday Meanderings.


Karen said...

The BBQ wraps sound really good!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I know what you mean about well laid plans!! I have the next 2 weeks pretty well organized and I pray we can get everything accomplished.
Have a very blessed week!
God bless,

Annie said...

Great menu plan for this week... do you always stick to it?

kel said...

Sorry about Billy's grandmother. My plans usually have to be tweaked a little as I go too.

t marie said...

LOL. I love all you plan making people. You encourage me. I'm a schedule maker. I have to keep a calendar but as far as making and sticking to structured plans...

Every time I visit home I have ideas of activities I try to cram into 2 or 3 days. I usually get about 75% accomplished. That usually works for me. But then my life requires flexibility.

Keep at it Jef! Love you.