Friday, September 2, 2011

A bunch of randomness

I have been a bad blogger this week!  It's been busy and I've been feeling a little bit like a chicken with my head cut off.

On the work front I've been really struggling to meet my goals and then further struggling with whether working more is the right decision.  After much debate and pros and cons list making, I've decided that instead of coming up with a number goal, I'm going to work set hours and accomplish what I can within those hours.  Since I get paid per piece of work I complete it at first seemed logical that I would go by earnings to determine targets - the problem with that is that some pieces of work take longer, and I have worked until 11pm a couple of nights to get everything done.  Nick and I sat down and worked out a schedule that hopefully will work for all of us.  Doesn't hurt to try different approaches and see what ends up being the best.

The other big thing going on this week is that Tristan started kindergarten yesterday!  He had a tour of the school on Wednesday and yesterday was the big day.  He had a blast!  When I picked him I asked him, "How was it?".... his reply?  "It. was. AWESOME!"   Gabe starts preschool next week so I hope he has the same reaction.

And on the not-good news front, my mother who is battling stage 4 breast cancer found another lump in her breast this week.  It was a big blow as her last CT scan showed that the chemo protocol she is on was helping.  She is having a mammogram right now to check everything out, so we're hoping and praying that it's not bad news.  It puts things into perspective, health and family is what truly matters.... not money.

So no meal planning or food waste to report today.  I'm not going to meal plan for the next few days until I use up everything we have on hand.  Usually if I wing it I'm more resourceful with what's in the fridge, freezer, and cupboards.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to September!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE those first day of school pictures and their big smiles!!!

  2. LOVE those first day of school smiles!!!