Planning and Homework

dONNA19.JPG (104900 bytes)There was a time, when every day around 3pm I would hear my mother’s voice say “Your family will have no one to thank for their good health but you.” I’d be  working at my desk and realize I had no idea what we were going to have for dinner. I was guilty because I was the food provider who hadn’t done her job. That was quite a few years ago, and I have found the solution. Homework. That’s right do your homework. Every weekend I sit down and plan a menu for the week. Believe it or not, I have a monthly menu saved on my laptop and I often start there. A months worth of meals that my picky family will eat. Then I look at my schedule for the week. What Kelly dinner.jpg (90137 bytes) days do I need to use the crock pot? Are there any days I need to use two crock pots? If you haven’t tried this you are missing out. Entrée and side dish taken care of, simply add fresh fruit or a salad and your family can feed themselves. You don’t even have to be home. After I plan the weekly menu, I make my grocery list. I found that if I take the time on the weekends to plan, I can accomplish the things I need to during the week. The time invested saves me time stressing. Yes, I know, this is all common sense, but how often do we skip doing the simple things upfront, only to have to deal with a situation later. Come to think of it there are lots of things you can apply this to: budgeting, laundry, even doctor and dentist appointments. Plan, and do your homework, you'll be glad that you did.

 

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2003_0413_105522AA.JPG (92736 bytes)“Planning is brining the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein