Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Checkin' In

Happy (almost) Valentines! It really snuck up on me this year and I find myself two days away without any plans. We have had a lot of other things on our mind. In the meantime, let's get to it!

  • Today is my meal planning/grocery list making day. I work one month at a time... payday to payday. Last month I worked on emptying my freezer stores - work with what we had, so nothing goes to waste. This month, freezer meals! I've been invited by a friend to join in a small group cooking co-op night. The idea is that we each are responsible for 2 recipes that we make enough of for each family. We then go home with a nice variety of meals. We get to work together, which makes the kitchen work much more enjoyable and we get to have a great variety to go home with. These meals will be some of my months plan. I have a Pinterest board with links to sites full of great recipes. I will be choosing a few of them. My hope is to have at least half a month of freezer meals. I'm not a huge fan of cooking and this will be nice to have. 
  • David and I have been exchanging mirror messages this week. Fun and easy and encouraging!

  • I finished the iPad mini cover. It turned out pretty good.

  • My David made doughnuts last week... from scratch. DANGEROUSLY YUMMY!

  • I received love in the mail. Packages are great, surprise packages are awesome! By the way... LOVE this darljeeling earl grey!

  • I've had to patch my couch cover. It's in rough shape, but the patches will hold until I can re-cover the whole thing. I've been inspired by these and would love to try my hand at something that fun!

  • Valentines Day may have snuck up on me, but it has been on my mind for awhile. I took these pics a week ago.

  • I had planned on making Valentines, but with our printer dead (sad day that was!) and not having sent them in to get printed... well, maybe next year. Enjoy my intentions:

  • I've been really enjoying quiet time in the Bible lately. I've had to re-prioritize my day to make it work and it's been worth every minute!

  • Micah has had a terrible diaper rash until recently. Thanks to my mom and sister (they sent me the base for it at Christmas), I whipped up a batch of diaper cream and it totally did the trick. It also, by the way, cleared up my dry and cracked hands from all the washing I'd had to do. Jenny, if you want some for Ezra, I have some extra!
  • David and I are taking control of our finances. Friends lent us The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey and we are SOLD! We're working on baby step one and are so excited. It will be hard work, but worth it in the end.
  • Road test in two days. Nervous. More nervous this time than the last. Oh well. This IS THE WEEK!


Jenny said...

Coralee, that would be great friend. No rush, maybe on Sunday. Sorry you can't be with us on Wednesday. I'm curious if I could borrow your string on hearts for some end of pregnancy pictures?!

Patty-Jean from LittleQuiver said...

Sweet Coralee, I have one question....How DO you do it? You are amazing, and I really could take lessons from you. Around here I usually know what we are having for supper before lunch time, and somehow I feel like I'm doing ok then, not scrambling....but Gee, I'd love to have a plan like you do! Love all your projects, photos, and more!!!