Diva took over the menu planning this week.
Last night I felt like I was hit by a Mack truck, I was so tired and achy. I think I am fighting germs.
On the positive side, I did drag my kids to Costco to get our passport pictures taken. Unfortunately I did not cross paths with their father so he could sign Diva’s application. Princess is getting her first adult passport. My baby is growing up. She is delighted by the thought of traveling without me. My feelings would be hurt except she can’t afford to go anywhere without me yet. **Cue evil laugh**
I had thoughts of getting to the passport office this morning, but without Diva’s completed application and the tiredness that idea went out the window. I would only like to go to the passport office once. So I have this weekend to nail down their father and first thing Monday morning I will be at my local office, praying that it’s not super busy. I am hoping that since it’s March break everyone who wanted/needed a passport has already done so.
I think because I know I can’t travel I now really want to. Well, that and the -30+ temperatures and multiple feet of snow. I am having thoughts of finally trying Trader Joe’s cookie butter, which requires a trip to Buffalo!!
I am a sucker for challenges or anything that gets me to do something a little different. Thanks Carla for “dragging” me along.
Finance: Come in below budget. In all the time that I have been budgeting I can’t think of a time when I was under. I’m usually at best a little over. I’m not sure that this is the best month to try this out in as I have a lot of one-off expenses this month. All 3 passports expire in 2 weeks. Princess turns 16. I need to renew the sticker on my license plate. Property taxes are due. I am going to limit the finance part to the rest of my budget without these 4 expenses.
Personal: One thought. Time management. I don’t know where my time goes every day. In my perfect world I will have time for exercise, reading, crocheting and paying attention to my kids … oh and television cause it’s really important. This month I am going to try to master the art of working out in the morning, thus freeing up my evening to relax.
Decluttering: There is a pile of
crap stuff that’s been sitting in my dining room for far too long. I have tidied it up but I need to figure it out once and for all. Since I haven’t really looked at the pile in at least a year it is safe to say it’s not anything critical. I have 4 desktops to clean off and dispose of. Don’t ask why, I don’t have a good answer.
I think this is plenty.
I haven’t spent the time cleaning off last week’s menu that’s posted on my fridge so we are going back to old school.
Sunday – frozen pizza
Monday – Lobster ravioli with rose sauce
Tuesday – chicken burrito bowls
Wednesday – pasta and sauce with cheese
Thursday – leftovers
Friday – chick peas and rice
Saturday – TBD
Princess was not a fan of the lobster ravioli so since my sister is coming over for dinner she requested that I make it and she will eat something else. Sneaky little bugger.
I am excited to try making the burrito bowls. I think they will turn out well. Plus I will get to use up some of the chicken in my freezer.
I was to do some baking this weekend and never got around to it. I am going to see if I can fit it in this week. I have most of the ingredients to make this Banana Chocolate Chip muffin recipe. Never thought to bake with mayo outside of that Hellman’s commercial with the moist chicken, so this should be interesting.
Some where in all of this I need to find a grocery store. I have not looked at the flyers or my cupboards. But I know we are low on fruit, veggies and milk.
I am fairly sure it is safe to say I took my eye off the ball last month.
Yup, proof I took my eye off the prize. On the financial front I was 1.44% over my monthly budget and I blame that on the creme brulee. Had I not gone out to dinner with my friend I would have been under budget. Lucky me I get another month to try again!
I think that’s enough for now. Sadly, I want to snack on something and it’s 9:48 pm.