Monday, January 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday January 25th, 2009 (the Birthday Edition)

Tuesday is my little guy's birthday. Of course, it's dinner out night with the grandparents. Our week is shaping up like this, dinner out Tuesday, must-have pasta on Friday. I have a 13 mile run on Saturday and need my carbs. Usually Thursday is leftovers night, but because we are having dinner out on Tuesday, I'm not sure there will be enough left over to have left overs!


So here's the plan:

Monday: Pork Ribs (need to be used or frozen very quickly), veggie

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday at our favorite place for the Fuzz's Birthday

Wednesday: Potato Chip Chicken (found the recipe on, the boys love it, there's never leftovers)

Thursday: Left over Pork Ribs, possibly quesadillas if not enough.

Friday: Tortellini and veggies in my covered baker dish.

Saturday: Homemade Pizza

Sunday: BBQ (if weather cooperates)


For anyone who read the last post, I've created a new blog

I plan to keep up with this one better as well. As things start to become more organized, I can get more done in my life!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A New Blog from Me!

As if I don't have enough going on, I have decided to add one more thing to my plate. I've started an additional blog, with the focus of decluttering my house, and organizing it, and hopefully some of the trend will carry for miles to my parents house. They are in far worse shape than I am, and are in total denial that you can't keep everything you have ever owned since birth.

I have attempted to help them before. I think it was 6 or 7 years ago. My dad rented a dumpster and we cleaned out nearly the entire garage. Clean enough to park a car in there. But then they never got a new garage door (with an automatic door opener). Instead, they installed metal shelves down the middle of the garage, (think grocery story aisles). Fast forward a few years, and I can no longer see the back of the garage anymore, let alone walk through the garage. It is jam packed again. Sigh.

So, if anyone wants to see the new blog, and follow me on the decluttering journey, the address is

I have to say, a lot of the content is extraordinarily personal for me and I'd die a happy girl if all of my blog followers were total strangers. There is definitely an embarrassment factor of having a cluttered house, and in my case, of my parents having an almost unlivable house. My focus is to take care of my house, check in on my parents and push them to start the process this year. It will take time and I'm willing to help, but I'm not willing to go over there for 12 hours and clean out the fireplace when there is so much more to do! (Yes it happened, I allowed my mother to sidetrack me, ugh).

I joined The Clutter to give myseld a road map each week of what needs to be done. The message boards seem quite theraputic, but I think I'd like the anonymity of a blog where I can keep my posts like a journal. If readers would like to cheer me on, great, if not, I've still put my thoughts down which is part of the whole process.