What a year 2016 has been. Lots of ups and downs for sure. The baby isn’t so much of a baby anymore at 16 months today. He keeps me hopping with all his antics, including his latest – CLIMBING everything. The other kids are busy enjoying their new goodies from Christmas and getting ready to start homeschool back again today. I don’t think the teacher is quite ready, though 😉
New Year’s was good. We had a fairly quiet evening in and let the kids stay up until midnight. I fell asleep around 11 and woke shortly before the New Year.
The past few years, I’ve been giving myself a word to focus on during that year to improve myself. Last year, my word for the year was Minimize. I think I did an ok job of that. I made the point to say no to things that would be overwhelming or take too much time away from the family. I also worked on going through some things and trying to declutter. I didn’t do nearly as good of a job as I would have liked, but I will be continuing it this year.
For 2017, my word is going to be GRACE. Basically figuring out my priorities and putting those front and center and giving myself grace with everything else. For now, we take one day at a time.
I’m also going to try and have a mostly spend-free January. We are going to eat out of the pantry and freezer and just go to the store for some fresh veggies and fruits and some dairy. It’s a great way to save money and try to use up what we have on hand without it going to waste.
To start off the New Year, here’s my meal plan!
Monday: Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup
Tuesday: Cowboy Grub
Wednesday: Grilled chicken, Quinoa, limas
Thursday: Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Friday: Cheesy Bacon Chicken, okra
Saturday: Chicken Alfredo over Broccoli
Sunday: Taco and Nacho bar
What are you making this week?