Organized Mom on November 22nd, 2009

We had invited family over, but it appeared that brother-in-law may have to work Thanksgiving. So for a while, it was going to just be the three of us. Then the daughter called and wants to bring her boyfriend. Now we’re up to five. And then bro said he and his wife could make it, […]

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Organized Mom on November 16th, 2009

It’s time to start planning meals. Oh, we’ve been buying groceries that will cover a variety of meals during the week, and we use most of them. But it’s pretty haphazard. Both my husband and I like to have choices – we don’t like an inflexible menu. So each time I mentioned menu planning, my […]

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Organized Mom on November 15th, 2009

We had a lot going on today. We saw a printer demo, watched a movie, and stopped to get a copy of Up because we absolutely loved it when we originally saw it. Remember the roast prep I did yesterday? This morning I put all of the veggies, the roast (which I had seasoned and […]

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Organized Mom on November 14th, 2009

We’re still suffering from lack of sleep in these parts, which makes it really hard for me to get going in the mornings. I need a full night’s sleep to feel at my best and most productive. I haven’t had many of those nights for about 2 1/2 years now. So it’s been taking me […]

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Organized Mom on November 3rd, 2009

I tell you, this time change has really been kicking my keister. I am so tired every night. We’ve both had headaches for several days thanks to santa ana winds (which stirs everything up and sends allergens all over). And the child hasn’t been sleeping well either. He goes to bed way early, which means […]

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Organized Mom on November 1st, 2009

I just recently got my copy of Make It Fast, Cook It Slow and I’ve been going over recipes with the intent of some meal planning. I don’t usually plan our meals. We’re more of a “What do you feel like eating tonight?” family. But with a stricter budget in play now, we have to […]

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