Time to share our plan for this week 6/3 – 6/8/13. How has your weekly planning going? Are you accomplishing all you hope? Well we hope this planner will help you to zone in on all areas of life and accomplish a lot each week with less time. Be sure to see our Be Intentional Baby Steps for Whole Life Change.
This week is actually a little slower than last week. I will be giving a gardening update later this week, but we took our huge garden space and decided pretty last minute to utulize it for square foot gardening instead. So we built the boxes from scratch and redid our vegetable garden area all last week. But that part is done now and so we just have a few things to do this week!
As always, before I share our weekly plan and our menu, you can read about each of these on these links as we encourage you to do the same to save time, money and sanity:
Here’s my plan this week:
T – stands for Thrifty – what are my thrifty goals for the week?
H – stands for Home – what are some things I/we need to do around and for our home?
- Seal Patio
- Put down more mulch
- Finish caulking in bathrooms
- Transplant strawberries
- Plant raspberry bushes
R – stands for Relationships – a place where I write down who I need to call, send a note to or remember a birthday/event.
- Send baby gifts to Sarah
- Help daughter get letters to friends out
- Get baby stuff together to give to Dez
- Email Janice
I – stands for Involvement – this is the part of my planner that allows me and my family to be involved in our community and church in small ways each week.
- Set out stuff on Tuesday for donation pick-up
- Donations dropped off to the Pregnancy Care Center
F – stands for Finances – What financial tasks do we need to complete this week: (also as we continue to find our 2% cuts each month!)
- Send invoices to Alex’s clients
- Pay new month allowances
- List stuff on classifieds (boulders, pictures)
- Figure out giving amount from last month (remember that a portion of any money we make on our site here from the advertising goes to support this ministry!) and give money to The Morning Center
- Complete tasks for home business (business cards and website)
T – stands for To-Do’s– misc. things I need to do this week!
- Take stuff back to Home Depot
- Book ART for trip
- Send in ThredUp clothes for cash
- Send Books and Media to Amazon for money
- Take kids shirts back to Shopko
Y – stands for You – what are some things that I can do for myself to de-stress and relax for all of the hard work!
- Get a hair cut
- Add new songs to iPod
Plus I have my developing shopping list and other tasks list on the right for those extras.
Here’s our planned dinner menu for the week! We made a big roast and chicken as we had a big family join us for dinner yesterday, so we have a little bit of leftover roast and chicken – perfect for left over one-dish dinners this week!
Monday – Homemade Cowboy Chili with left over roast with cornbread
Tuesday – Homemamde Chicken Noodle Soup with salad
Wednesday – Stir-fry with brown rice and fresh fruit
Thursday – Taco Night
Friday – Date night in (we will get take out and kids get $5 pizzas – remember how we do date night in? If not, let us know and we can tell you!)
Saturday – Spaghetti Pie with steamed veggies and salad
Sunday – Chicken Wraps, fruit and veggie chips
And… no matter whether you make a menu or not, don’t forget about “dinner by 10.”
If you would like to print your own THRIFTY weekly planner, you can do so below. Alex designed it to where it requires very little ink and in fact you can print it in fast draft/grayscale to use even less ink. But either one uses miniscule amount of ink! I would recommend printing or copy several as I often write plans a couple of weeks ahead too!
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Please share in the comments below what your menu and plan is for the week!