I have just about 7 minutes before the children arrive back home from school and I thought I'd unload 7 things from my noggin....
I did it. I have successfully-ish planned another month of meals and documented it. Wait, that sounds better than it should. What I mean to say is, is that I planned weekly meals, wrote them out weekly on my awesome CFA calendar and did this for the entire month of February. I had meant to show you/talk/blog etc about it last month but well, you know how that story goes.
So March! March is my month to talk about MEAL planning or how I'm attempting to control one minute area of our life!
Apparently there is some snow in the forecast. Okay, I've been really well behaved about complaining about weather. Of course, hibernating in my house helps. I thought it would be a fun experiment to document what my deck looks like today versus say, this time Monday. So here... this is my view directly from my open back door.
pretty much not a trace of the white stuff. Just a wee little bit lurking below the step down on our deck.
we shall see what becomes of all the fuss in a few days
Speaking of weather and complaining... It got me to thinking that we are REALLY (and I mean REALLY) going to appreciate the warmth of the sun this spring and summer.
We know it's coming.
We just have to wait it out a bit longer.
Lent will be here in a few short days. I've got my thinking cap on and I'm prepping the fan for it. Need to figure out what I'm going to add to my life and possibly take away as well.
Do you have a plan yet? It's 40 days + the next 4 that we have to prepare our hearts for Easter! Sounds like a great time to get things back on track!
I have been trying to get a post up ALL MONTH LONG about this hysterical little human that I live with here. She is a hoot and a half. And since I haven't accomplished this lavish post yet.... I'm making it my goal to have it done by the end of this weekend. So... come back and read it, k?
This month we did a family food challenge.
It being February (aka the month dedicated to red lake 40)- I took our family on a little red 40 free adventure.
I blindsided the kids with it.
Mr. Crafty saw it coming.
I wasn't prepared to have to give up my favorite gummy bears... but I did. I returned them on a frozen tundra-ish day to the mart de Wal.... it was hard to do but necessary.
We have been red 40 free-ish (there have been a few cheats and confessions by the kids - adorb, by the way) now all February long.
What difference has it made? Well, not exactly sure, but I love how "on board" they all got. I'll try to post about that soon too!
(she didn't want me to give the gummies back either! I don't blame you, Miss S!)
Back to the weather for a minute.... I seriously cannot consume enough hot beverages or wear enough layers to get myself to a warmth that I'm happy with of late.
I do so love the hot beverage... tea especially. Sometimes Hot Ovaltine. When I'm feeling really daring... Hot Cocoa- made only with milk.
And speaking of milk, I did another little experiment (apparently I like experiments) to see if I could keep track of how much milk we drink in a given month. It was difficult to track due to my lack of habit... but I think we are near the 25 gallon mark.
You heard me correctly. 25 gallons of milk in one month.
And done. Just realized I'm over the 7 quick takes... Ha!
That last one was a BONUS.
I hear the BUS!!!!!!!!!
Jen hosts the 7 Quick Takes on Friday at her blog... check it out