Monday, July 10, 2006

New Opportunities

Happy Monday to all! The beginning of a brand new opportunity for accomplishing goals and making things happen. We had another lake weekend and are now getting back in our regular groove. I have lots of goals for myself this week. I am trying to stay disciplined with my housework and making ends in organization. I am also trying to maximize my grocery shopping budget by multiple store shopping. Last week I found my cereal on sale at one place for $2.00 a box and I am trying to find more such deals at different places this week. I also want to try more healthy foods, getting more vegetables and whole wheat into our diets. I have been working on this for awhile now and plan to continue my quest this week. So far I know I am going to get more whole grain pasta and brown rice in our meals.

As far as Justice is concerned with him nearing being one year old I am going to try to introduce more table food for him. He is getting better at chewing and really good at picking up finger foods, so I want to work on his skills. I really need to also get the latches up on our cabinet doors and drawers since he figured out how to open them last week--smart boy! Next week I also plan on subsituting one nursing session with milk as he will be 11 1/2 mos. and by 12 mos. getting down to two nursing sessions a day. I am taking these things in stride and not pressing them, but they are on my list.


Ashley said...

whew! busy mom!! doesn't it feel great to save money?? i always get a sunday paper and go through the ads and coupons. then i circle the ads to the stuff that we use and need and when i go to walmart i ad match it. that way you can save some in gas! my favorite is when i find wipes on sale and have a coupon! it makes me happy b/c her little bottom still can't seem to handle the off-brand wipes. keep us updated on how things are going! talk with you soon :)

Jen said...

It sounds like you live a life a lot like mine! Imagine that? I started doing the whole milk substitutions this week with Megan. I give her a little snack with some milk mid-morning. She doesn't even seem to miss that feeding (kind of sad, but kind of nice). I also give her a little in a sippy cup with her meals. I love the picture of you guys on the front lawn!

Amber said...

I have enjoyed reading about your organization tasks. I am hoping to start doing some myself. It seems like there is always so much to do and never enough time to get it all done. Of course, I guess I do waste a lot of time online that could be spent cleaning. :-)

Oh, that picture of you, your dog, and Justice is really sweet.

SPB from Weary Parent said...

We found cereal on sale last week too and really stocked up. Never thought about having to find a place to store it... good thing we didn't buy more!


Emily said...

I'll all about saving money. These days I find myself clipping and actually using the coupons more than I did before. Just this week during my Target run I saved $7 alone with coupons!

Gina said...

You are so ambitious! Sounds like you are getting so much done... I know that feels so wonderful! Good luck with your mission organization.

Is there a grocery store that price matches the ads you are following to different stores? I know if you have teh ad, Wal-mart will price match so you don't have to run everywhere. Good luck!