Friday, January 15, 2010

My friend Rachel shared this awesome printable grocery menu with me and I had to pass it along. It has been helpful to list out exactly what I'll need for each meal so I don't forget silly but key ingredients (like the $0.16 jalepeno, my personal pet peeve forgottee.) My favorite thing about using this menu though is the lunch planning. I don't plan so much for the girls and I, but I need to have a plan for a good lunch to send to work with Chris. And really, it's best to have that written out than to think on the fly in the AM whilst squinty eyed and blinded by the fridge light. It also helps me to think of the leftovers I'll have from each dinner so I can use those for lunches instead of them getting shoved to the back of the fridge and forgotten...for weeks...until we can host molec/bio lab in our very own kitchen. (That does not happen so very often, mostly thanks to C.)
Anyway, just thought I'd share. Rachel is focusing each month this year on a different aspect of Proverbs 31, so if you're the homemaking type, check in often on her fabulous blog.

Other news around here- the girls continue to sleep toe to toe in the bottom bunk. Warms my heart to see it. =) I think most mothers' hearts are warmed to see their children asleep at all, but it's especially sweet when they are snuggled in the same bed. Speaking of...Sonja is goofing off in her bed at present rather than warming her mother's heart, so I just went in and snapped this:
Chris crafted this bed rail to keep one little monkey from falling out:

The rail perfectly matches the top bunk, including the eased edges, but is a shorter length so Sonja can get out when the ladder is in place. Thanks for being so fantastic, Chris. =)
(Last time I posted a project by Chris and referenced Norm Abram, we had, and continue to get, at least 10 Google hits a week from folks searching, "Is Norm Abram married?" In case you've come back, I believe he is.)
Anyway, what else is new.... ah, I broke into a new pack of fabrics for WICP. These are a few fabrics from the new colorway.

Okay, I think Sonja's motor just ran out. On to a bit of sewing...
Hope everyone has a great weekend! The weather is finally above frigid here and I hope it is where you are too. =)


  1. 1. Thanks for sharing the grocery list.
    2. I love your profile picture. I hadn't noticed it before.
    3. Chris is so handy. He did a great job on the rail.
    4. I can't wait to see what beautiful things you make with the new fabric.
    5. I loved talking with you today.

  2. Thanks for the shout-out and I'm glad you like the Grocery List. You aren't the only person who has commented on how much they like it so I'm glad I found it and we can all benefit!

    I too am excited to see all the new things you are going to make with that fabric! You go girl!

  3. Thanks for the grocery list! I am definitely going to try this. I have been "trying" to plan out meals and shop only one time a week. This may just be what I need to stay organized. Love the pictures of the girls too!

  4. That's what i call "spontaneous blogging"

    nice blog you got!

  5. That rail is amazing! And love those fabrics. It's been great to catch up on your blog!