Well this week was super busy at work...getting a lot done. Can't complain in this economy, I'm thankful to have a job that keeps me busy. Taking my car in tomorrow morning for a oil change and then working on making my slipcover. Spending the evening with the hubby watching Watchmen and Fast and Furious.
Well yes its been awhile since my last blog and that is because blogger got blocked at my office. And I would blog in the morning before I officially clocked in and after work while waiting on the DH to get off work (since we carpool). By the time we get home and take care of our two adorable furbabies and get dinner done...I am exhausted and its my bed time.
Even today I went into work to get some stuff done...while no one was around. Got so much done it was great.
Currently my precious Pixie and Puck are watching Mamma Mia! while mommy blogs and makes dinner while switching laundry around.
I read this morning on Her Southern Charm her post regarding Southern Traditions...this is a topic in my household that comes up frequently. I was born and raised in the South, however my lovely hubby was born in Florida and moved to NC, and although he has lived most of his in the South (sorry but Florida is not "Southern"), his family is mainly mid-western (Ohio) and from Canada. Not that there is anything wrong with it, but there have been some things I have had to explain that I never would have even thought I'd have to.
Visiting is a term I have had to explain to the DH. He gets antsy sometimes and doesn't get that when you go to see someone...you have to stay awhile for it to not appear rude. I don't know if this was just the way I was raised or if others follow that train of thought too.
So I have started to take a lot of the ideas from those blogs on here that I read on organizing my life such as
Well...after stumbing across Nannygoat's blog about 30 Meals, I decided to give it a try. It has helped tremendously with cutting our shopping expenses and cutting out the waste that usually occurs with buying things we don't need because we don't end up eating it.
Well this past weekend, I spent Saturday shopping with my lovely mother at Concord Mills, it was not as pack as we had thought it would be. I love my mother, she's the best. She took me out birthday shopping (since my birthday is next Monday). I got 2 new pairs of shoes and a bunch of new shirts and some money. I've always had pretty low-key birthdays with just me and my mom. She was a single mother from the time I was 2 until I was 10, so her and I have an extra special bond. She still calls me at 4:21 pm every August 17, the time I was born and my birthday.
Yesterday...the DH and I went through our Sunday chores fairly easily. And then we went to see a local wrestling event for DH's birthday (which is this Wed.)
Besides that I just read two books to finish up a series I had been reading.
So after reading through tons of blogs...I stumbled across Jen's blog at http://hersoutherncharm.blogspot.com and saw her Schedule. I am a schedule person...just ask anyone that was in my bridal party. But I had yet to find a schedule that I could work with on a daily basis. After stumbling across and reading Jen's blog...I felt inspired by her to use her schedule as a "template" for my own life. Even though Jen's a housewife (ah my dream job), I knew that there was a way for me to incorporate it into my own daily life and make it run more smoothly.
And while reading other blogs and advice articles in BHG and Southern Living, I had decided to make out a monthly menu for the DH and I, and a grocery list.
So yesterday I clipped my coupons and went through the Harris Teeter circular and made my list and took off for the Sunday ritual most wives and moms do...grocery shopping.
I was so proud of myself by making my menu and list according to what was on sale and couponed, I only spend $98 on a month's worth of groceries (no this doesn't include meats...well only London Broil because it was BOGO Free); so today after work I will hit up BJ's Wholesale Wearhouse and stock up on my meats for the month.
If I do this on a monthly basis, then DH and I are saving money due to eating healthier and eating at home...which means QT (quality time) together.
So when I returned I set to cleaning our condo using a cleaning guide I had found on BHG or Southern Living on how to make cleaning easier on you.
So our chores are as follows:
Daily Chores Spray and wipe down countertops and range Sweep Scrub kitchen sink and dry out Take out trash
End of Week Duties Strip bed linens Do laundry Put laundry away Dust house Clean bathrooms Vacuum carpets Spray and wipe down countertops and range Sweep Scrub kitchen sink and dry out Take out trash Mop floors Clean the exteriors of appliances Wipe refrigerator door Clean all mirrors
End of Month Duties Wipe down cabinet doors Clean the oven Clean out refrigerator Wipe down baseboards Wash/clean all doors and windows
And yesterday it was nice we were done with everything by 4pm; just in time to take a nap and rest together and while DH was napping I made brownies and dinner.