Tips on prepping for the week

I try to be organized. Try is the word ๐Ÿ˜‰

But there areย a few things that I’ve been doing,ย that I noticed ย are helping, so I thought I would share here!

Our 3 school children pack their own lunches, thanks to my husband implementing that. He said they can, and it helps me, and I sure like that! ๐Ÿ™‚ So prepackaging snacks for the week is very helpful! Plus they love to grab it, and add it to their lunch.

Another thing I am doing, is planning my meals for the week. Not detailed. And sometimes plans change, and I swap out one day for another. If you know anything about farming, plans can change very quickly ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that is some of the reason I held off on trying to meal plan. But this way, I have a good idea what we’ll have, and I can make sure the ingredients are here. I usually sit down, and do this Sunday, or Monday morning.

I also love my planner! I need lists, or the running “to do” list in my brain makes me feel scattered and stressed. My planner has an area at the top for main things that need to be done during the week, and when I think of something, Iย write it down. That has really helped me!

I still struggle with feeling like my brain is in 10 different places at once, but perhaps that is because I have a busy toddler ๐Ÿ™‚

So I would love to hear from you all! What tips do you have for being organized? Share in the comments!

And to close this post, just a few pictures of Spring, here on the farm!

Showing me the airplane ๐Ÿ™‚Our oldest son, and his 4H calfAnd beautiful buds!

Have a blessed week!! ~ Jo

 

March

March felt like it came and left in a hurry ๐Ÿ™‚ Although it still seems like Winter around here.ย  Two highlights of our March…

A cabin trip with family… We had not been away in awhile, so it was great!! We were glad our weekend did not end like last year ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, very glad! ๐Ÿ™‚

The other highlight was promoting in my company ๐Ÿ™‚ I had worked and prayed for this for awhile, and it all felt like a big hug from God!! The joy of sharing with others, and seeing their lives change, as well asย  wanting to give more, and help pay off debt quicker, has been such a driving force in my why!!

And the bonus will be such a huge blessing! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so grateful! We counted down my points I needed, and it was so fun to have the children share in the excitement ๐Ÿ™‚ I felt so much love and support!!Some random things…

We have a cardinal friend who flies up to our window every day, and taps on it ๐Ÿ™‚ We love watching him!!My babe and I โคWe love this for a quick lunch!! Flatbread, ranch dressing, bacon bits, canned chicken, cheese. So tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, this Caramel French Toast is a favorite at our house!And this boy keeps me running ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰Happy Wednesday, friends!!!