Hi Folks! How’s your weekend going?
I finally used my KitchenAid mixer on our cheat day yesterday!
Sadly, it was not the best batch of chocolate chip cookies, but I am in love with this mixer!
We took a trip to Whole Foods to stock our freezer. All frozen vegetables were 50% off! We may have gone a little overboard when we bought 18 bags, but I know we’ll use it eventually! We bought broccoli, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, green beans, edamame, peas, spinach, kale, collard greens, and a few different mixtures of vegetables.
We made a big pot of chili for the football game (and plenty to put in the freezer… if there’s any space).
I LOVE chili, and I especially love that it’s a little different every time I make it.
Another thing I’ve been working on today is starting to organize my time management resolution for 2012. I started by finding some resources and ideas for time organization. I especially enjoyed the tips from this presentation, because the people giving the presentation are people who have priorities similar to mine (balancing marriage, school, work, healthy living, and hobbies). The first speaker has one of my favorite blogs (www.theshubox.com), and our organization styles are similar (I am also a “paper princess”).
I am not a slacker. I’m not even really a procrastinator, and I’m always on top of things that are required. The key word here is required. Especially when it comes to school, I tend to do what I have to do (for the next day, the next test, etc.), and then chill out for the rest of the evening. And I have to admit, I am definitely guilty of saying I don’t have time for things that are important to me (but I have plenty of time to watch my shows! I can’t roll my eyes hard enough). The purpose of my time management goal is to help me move beyond the required tasks so that I can be more productive and do more things that I enjoy.
To begin, I made a list of priorities. This is where my dilemma begins. I have a lot of priorities!
- Time with Greg
- School (class, study time, homework)
- Talking to my family
- Preparing healthy meals
- House cleaning
- Relaxation/Free time
- GRE prep
- Graduate school applications
- Meal planning, schedule making, paying bills, organizing finances