This morning I got up and fixed my children their favorite breakfast to date: pancake on a stick, sliced oranges, and strawberry smoothies. Please don't start clapping--I merely microwaved the pancake, cut an orange, and peeled the top off of the pre-made smoothies (HT super deal--oh YEAH!). However, my children went on and on about the best breakfast EVER. It doesn't take much. . .
It's been an eventful week--students are back to school, classes have started, and I worked 4 days this week instead of my usual 3. I was feeling the burn last night as I completed my homework for the week. I made myself go to bed at regular time instead of falling into my routine of staying up later on the weekend.
This week I did ok with my daily list--towards the end of the week I found myself more distracted and more harried because I chose not adhere to my list a couple days. I began making other projects priorities instead of sticking to the list. Honestly, I should just stick to the list instead of bringing more work on myself!
Yesterday afternoon I came home and pulled out my coupons. For those of you in the Greenville area, you know I'm a big HT shopper. While I know they tend to be more expensive than FL or K, I find I always get out cheaper because I put my coupons and list to use. I've started making my list online and either going through the Express Lane or printing my list and doing the shopping myself. I am able to see exactly how much it's going to cost which allows me to stick to my budget for the week, and if I do the shopping myself I can apply my coupons to the current deals. It is a little more prep on my end, but I can easily zip through the store and not be swayed by the end caps or promotional items.
Simply by sticking to the list.
Amazing, isn't it?
This morning Lily and I are getting haircuts, Molly and I need to do some homework, and this afternoon we are going to Connie's wedding. It's going to be a great day!
Coming Soon: Molly Defends the Honor of Fellow Classmate, Has a Sick Day, Learns about Martin Luther King, Jr., and Encourages the Music Substitute. (She's been very, very busy this week. . . )