Monday, June 7, 2010

Time Management

If you look at the clock and it's 9:00 at night, you'll find me on my couch. With a book/magazine/remote control in hand. House cleaning for the day done, dinner done, Reg getting wound down for the night, all ready to just relax. I make this possible with using up little bits of extra time I have during the day to get little stuff done. You'd be surprised how much it helps!

Morning Routine: (I shower at night.)
7:00-7:10: Get up, take Reg out x2 (He never goes 1 and 2 at the same time!), feed him and while he's eating make Jon's lunch.
7:10-7:30: Get ready for work
7:30-7:40: Eat breakfast
7:40-7:50: Brush my teeth, grab my shoes, grab a snack, look for my cell phone, head out!
8:00: Ready to work.

Just utilizing the time that Reg is eating makes it a perfect time to make Jon's lunch. Multitasking at its finest.

Lunch Routine: (I have about 40 mins. after drive time.)
Get into the house, throw food in microwave.
Take Reg out.
Set out stuff for dinner.

Setting things out for dinner during lunch helps cut out prep time and defrosting time. Works amazing!

Evening Routine:
Come home.
Start dinner. While dinner is cooking I'll do daily tasks if possible (i.e. water plants, dust, etc).
Mid dinner-set table, get drinks ready, etc.
Clean up and do daily room cleaning.
Set out clothes for the next day.
RELAX--on a good night, this is around 8:00. On nights when I have more to do, it will be around 9.

Makes life so much simpler!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Weekly Menu

We're gonna start trying new recipes as often as we can. We bookmarked a bunch of them in our cookbook to start trying!

This week:

Sunday: Hamburger pie and biscuits
Monday: Pigs in a blanket, homemade mac and cheese
Tuesday: Baked fried chicken, home made mac and cheese (left over), mashed potatoes
Wednesday: Lasagna and garlic bread
Thursday: Tacos
Friday: Out!

Weekend Recap!

This weekend my favorite cousin graduated high school! I'm so proud of my Katie-Did!

me and the grad

my cousin Kennedy

me and my little baby girl Jenna

After the graduation, Jon and I went up to Indianapolis and got our wedding rings cleaned! They're so nice and sparkly now! Nothing beats how they look after a good cleaning! We stopped and had dinner at Five Guys, then headed off to our friends Kristina and Cameron's engagement party!

me and Kristina-the bride to be!

my amazing hubby! (This is my new favorite picture of us!)

Today was my cousin's grad party! I didn't take any pictures though--grr, I need to get better at that!

Off to finish some laundry and make dinner! Hope you had a great weekend!