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Meal Plan March 21, 2010

Filed under: Food, Glorious Food!,Goals,Uncategorized — Posymosey @ 12:23 pm
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I am really wanting to get an effective meal plan going. I want my family to eat less prepared foods and eat out less. My goal right now is to get 5 servings of fruit and veggies into me and the kids every day and once a week to try something new. I am going to post my meals for the week and then a wrap up of how it went.

Meal plan for March 22- March 28th 2010

Monday

Breakfast – Cereal and fruit, coffee for me chocolate milk for the girls

Snack 1- Cheese sticks, water

Lunch- Sandwiches, carrot sticks, apple slices, juice or water

Snack 2 – graham crackers with nutella, milk

Dinner- Peanut Sesame Noodles* with salad, water

Tuesday

Breakfast- cereal and fruit, chocolate milk or coffee

Snack1- celery with cream cheese

Lunch- Soup and crackers with grapes,milk,  juice or water

Snack2- orange slices

Dinner- Parmesan Tilapia, garlic potatoes, salad,  juice or water

Wednesday

Breakfast- Waffles with bananas, chocolate milk or coffee

Snack1- fruit smoothie

Lunch- Macaroni and cheese, apples, milk

Snack2- baby carrots with dip, water

Dinner- Chicken with rice and green beans, salad, water or juice

Thursday

Breakfast- cereal and fruit – usual drinks

snack1 – graham crackers with nutella, milk

Lunch- Soup and grilled cheese, water or juice

snack2 – carrot sticks and dip (light ranch), water

Dinner- Leftovers

Friday

Breakfast – mini bagels with cream cheese, banana – usual drinks

snack1- jello jigglers

lunch- sandwiches, apple slices, veggie and dip, milk

snack2 – cheese sticks, water

Dinner- Mom and Dad’s

Saturday

Breakfast- Huevos rancheros , juice – usual drinks also

Snack1 – graham crackers with nutella, milk

Lunch- Sandwiches, celery, apple slices, water

Snack2-  carrot sticks and dip, water

Dinner- Pork chops, cheesy broccoli rice, applesauce

Sunday

Breakfast-cereal and fruit, usual drinks

Snack1- cheese and crackers, juice

Lunch – Pizza quesadillas, fruit, water

Snack2 – Celery sticks with peanut butter, milk

Dinner- Fried Rice

This is just a guide since meals may be swapped if we are going out somewhere, but I hope we can do it and the kids will get used to the routine of a planned snack and not just raid the fridge/pantry when they get hungry!

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Why I Am a Blogging Failure March 20, 2010

I really would love to have a sweet blog and a few readers. I have ideas, really I do! But I never seem to be able to create time to blog on a regular basis. Why? You may ask, well, here is what I have come up with-

My excuses why I am a failure at blogging-

1. I do not wear a camera around my neck 24 hours a day, nor do I have an area of my home set aside for perfectly lit photos. Apparently lots of beautiful photos of every moment of my blissfully creative and beautiful days is a prerequisite for blogging.  (Ok, there is so much contrary to my life in that last sentence it is laughable)

2. I have active inquisitive children who have a passion for pushing the envelope and on frequent occasion, ripping the darn thing to shreds whenever the occasion (ie: mom’s not watching!) presents itself.

3. I am not perfect. I am incredibly imperfect, and not in a quirky bohemian way that makes people smile, but in a my kids watch too much tv, eat too much fast food, talk loudly in church and I end up yelling more than I should and my house is a cluttered mess of toys, dirty dishes, scattered shoes and laundry begging to be put away kind of way. (yes, clean and folded clothes, you are my nemesis…) Mrs. Cleaver I am not.

4. I do not crank out gorgeous handmaid items with blinding speed and astonishing creativity.  I look a lot, too much in fact.  I start a few. I finish even fewer. I forget to take photos along the way. Add that to I am slow and a perfectionist. = Not a lot to show.

5. I am tired – a lot. My 1 year old does not sleep through the night. My 3year old’s nap does not coincide with her baby brother’s naps. My 5 year old is vehemently opposed to napping. My husband works crazy hours.  I have a teenager who thinks 10pm is tragically early to go to bed.

So, that’s about the size of it. I’m sure I will think up more excuses. Maybe someday I will actually have a blog people will read, but most likely not. I have kids making model magic worms in the other room and for some reason that scares me… Gotta go.

 

I’m Back and Motivated February 24, 2010

Filed under: Deep Water Quilting Bee,Goals,Sew - A Needle Pulling Thread! — Posymosey @ 5:06 pm

here are some of the things I’ve been making-

We finally bought a new desktop to replace our aging laptop.  (yes, I know most people go the other direction, but this is what worked best for us!) Hopefully it will improve my ability to get online and stay on! Yea!!!

We also bought a beautiful computer desk that is full of storage and has made all the difference in our Living room/computer area. It is actually starting to look like a room someone could visit and not an embarrassing and  hideous hodgepodge of mismatched junk. I am going to finish this room and keep going.  the improvement has really motivated me to get our house to be more of a “home” even if it is a (hopefully) temporary rental. It struck me as really sad that I am now past 40, but my house has no sense of style or continuity. That has to change. I may not want to grow up myself,  but I do want a lovely grown-up style home!

I am going to be sewing. LOTS of sewing. Soon I will be getting my I-Spy fabrics and making a quilt. I have a bunch of darling fabrics to make clothes for the little girls. I also hope to get some home decorating projects completed

Here are some of the things I have planned for the near future-

Market Skirt

The Can-Can Skirt (this is planned for Easter and I have to order the fabric so I better get my keister in gear!)

Ruffled Pillows -As in- the Snow Ruffled Pillow but maybe not white!

Family Rules Canvas – I love the idea, but I want to do something more modern. I’m thinking subway sign style… Or maybe just a simple color scheme.

and for my sad little 3″ mistake squares – Several I-Spy place mats with chalkboard fabric backs.

Plus a bunch of painting- walls, furniture, lamps – pretty much anything not able to get up and walk away will be fair game!

Whew, I’m tired already… I need a Coke!

 

A Better Me? January 4, 2010

Filed under: Goals,Hi everyone! — Posymosey @ 8:06 pm

So my goal is to become a better person. That is pretty broad. I don’t expect grand things, just little changes that will make me better for me and in turn, for my family and friends.  This is where I will post my attempts and document my successes and failures. Of course I have a plan – sort of.  There are a few things I really want to do. I want to sew and craft more .  I want to go back to school in order to be able to get a fulfilling job to help out our family finances.  I want to be a more engaged mom.  I want to live healthier – eat healthier- feel healthier. I want decorate our rental as if it is our home- live for now, not just for what we hope to have in the future.  I want to be a better homemaker – I don’t want to panic if someone shows up unannounced. I want to actually have friends over on a regular basis.

The Homemaker part- I am going to give the Flylady system a try. I have done this with some success in the past but I need to redo it for my current reality. I like many of her basic concepts, but it seems very focused on selling products now and is way too into kitchy phrases that tend to annoy me and give my older kids nonstop teasing ammo. Nontheless, it worked once and if I can weed out all the extraneous stuff hopefully it will work for me again. If not, hopefully I will discover something else.

The Healthier part- I am going to be trying out healthier eating for my entire family and more earth-friendly living without going overboard. I have a limited budget so what I try must also be frugal. Luckily for me Re-purposing is very earth-friendly AND very frugal AND fun and crafty at the same time. I want to rediscover my Love of Cooking. It is possible to cook creative delicious food that does not require breaking your family food budget.  I am determined to prove this and take some fun trips to the farmer’s markets, spice shops and ethnic food stores in the process.

The Crafty Sewist part- I am planning on sewing and crafting up a storm this year.  I want to make or remake many of my daughter’s clothes. I want to decorate my house so it feels like home and not so temporary. I have set a goal to learn to quilt and complete at least one quilt this year. I want to do more projects with my kids as well so tat they continue to love and appreciate handmade items.