Can you believe it? September is nearly over! I have never been so surprised to see a month pass as this one. I am sure the amount of tasks accomplished is the reason why it seems to me the month has flown. I have been too busy to stop and think about time passing and I'm glad. It's been one very productive month and many tasks that were postponed for months (or years!) have been attended to or at least I have a good hard start on them. My list is growing. I've asked John to purchase a ladder (long needed and long put off) so we can take down the shutters on the house and paint them fresh. I mean to replace the screening in the windows as well. There are things to paint, things to plant, things to wash down. And that's just outdoors. I have a list of projects for indoors, too!
Then there are lists of pantry needs, and inventory lists and brainstorming lists for savings, earnings, etc. Oh honey, I got lists! Now to start tackling the items on them. Lists are a wonderful thing...as long you actually start to use the ideas on them!
Let's start a list of good things to eat this week. I've strayed a little on my eating plan. Still losing weight and all that but I need to tweak my actual eating just a little. I need more fiber for one thing. Temptation indulgences must come in 100 calorie packets in this house, or healthy homemade, low sugar treats. Not to mention that penchant for working right up until meal time on my alone days and having nothing ready to eat. It's a problem. I need some convenience meals and some ready to eat snacks on hand for myself. I need to plan my own meals for those days I'm alone and there are no leftovers on hand. I should have salads made ahead... I've made out a list of remedies for that, too. I tell you I am list making woman this weekend!
Breakfasts: 1 carbohydrate choice, 1 protein choice, 1 fruit and 1 serving milk...that's the plan
Oatmeal (mine has egg in it) with blueberries, Milk
Sausage and Egg Muffins, Toast, Baked Apple half, Milk
Bran Cereal with Apple and walnuts, Yogurt
Cheese Omelet with Grape Tomatoes, Toast
Fried Eggs and Toast x
Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit Cup
Dinners: 1 protein, 1 carbohydrate, up to 3cups very low carbohydrate vegetables, 1 bread, 1 fruit, 1 milk
Vegetable Beef Soup, Pineapple Salad, Cornbread, Molten Lava Cake, Milk
Creamed Hamburger, Toast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Pear Salad
Lemon Pepper Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Glazed Carrots, Tossed Salad w/croutons, Poached Pears with Ginger and Lemon
Chili, Cornbread, Crisp Green Salad, Banana Pudding
Polska Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Steamed Red Potatoes, Caramelized Onions, Rye Bread, Pear Crumble
dinner out with Mama
Mac and Cheese, Pan Roasted Vegetables, Green Salad, Clementines
Suppers: for me this works best as 1 protein, 1 carbohydrate, 1 fruit. I like to leave room for a small protein granola bar or peanut butter crackers with my last serving of milk at night.
Leftover Soup, PBJ, Grapes
Turkey Sandwich, Carrot and Celery Sticks with Ranch dressing, Clementine
Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Apple half
Turkey Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato Sandwich, Pear half
Hot Dog in Bun, Coleslaw, half Banana
Pimento Cheese sandwich, Clementine
Pizza Slice, Salad, Grapes
Jobs This Week
I got a lot of work done last week, despite being away from home a good part of two days. Most of the front porch painting is done. Damp autumn weather didn't allow me to complete it last week.
Clean and repaint front door.
Continue to clean railings, siding of house.
Declutter craft area.
Clean out the right side of the chiffarobe.
Organize and dust books.