I’ve some mates which are stretching out the festivities, Christmas decor and all, and ready to return to high school for just a few extra days. Love that; sounds so cozy!
We, alternatively, are the loopy those that spend the week between Christmas and new yr prepping all things- we’ve undecorated (and it feels so good), meal deliberate, grocery shopped, organized the kitchen, and made some targets.
However let’s again up just a few days for a minute.
On the thirtieth, we took Finley to Hoptown’s music bingo and he or she slept in my lap for many of the evening. An enormous win in my guide! New Yr’s eve we had The Barbers over for soccer and meals. We put up some decorations to rejoice the brand new yr and to spotlight the rivalry of the large game- Georgia versus Michigan!
Thankfully it was a dominate Georgia win; sadly it didn’t result in a lot thrilling soccer. Nonetheless, we did fireworks, toasted champagne, and watched the Nashville music particular as we welcomed in a brand new yr!
New Yr’s day was precisely what I hoped for. A great home cleansing, a 5 mile stroll, a nap, and a few lazy household soccer watching. I made our conventional meal of pork tenderloin, black eyed peas (for luck!), collard greens (for cash), and tomatoes (for love!)..
I spent a while yesterday transferring my targets to my planner. I created weekly packing containers to depend our learn aloud and yoga periods. I stuffed out our commitments and journeys. And I made a decision on a yr lengthy challenge that truthfully intimidates me a bit: I’m going to trace all our grocery spending in 2022.
I do know a few of you funds geniuses are like, yeah, I do this, however I’ll admit that I’ve a troublesome time sticking to budgets or monetary monitoring for microfinances. So I’m going to do it out loud, right here on the weblog, each month.
My purpose is to get a transparent image of my grocery habits: the place I store, what I cook dinner, how a lot I spend. To trace per week or two, it’s pretty easy to maintain prices down, however over a full yr, it might probably seize all of the grocery spending in a extra correct manner.
I’m nervous about this as a result of it seems like an enormous dedication, however I’m additionally energized by it. I believe the complete transparency shall be attention-grabbing to see and share.
The remainder of yesterday handed in a relaxed trend. I prepped candy potato and black bean chili for this week’s lunches and boiled eggs whereas the women hosted a cooking competitors of their makeshift out of doors kitchen. David and I knocked out leg day. Finley tried to sneak her bone in the home.
Then we watched Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fireplace. We’re rewatching the Harry Potter films up via Order of the Phoenix as a result of right this moment we’re diving again into The Half Blood Prince in anticipation of our August journey to Disney/Common.
At present we’re easing again into our college routine. I printed off their charts in coloration and laminated them. Hailey noticed me doing it and gave me a slight groan and single eyebrow increase, however I prefer to consider we’re all prepared for slightly routine round right here. We will see!
I hope the primary Monday of the New Yr is an efficient one for you!