Getting ready!

I admit that it’s been hard to get back in the swing of things with school so far – that might be because we started on a Thursday and the kids didn’t start until today. But we had a great first day of school!  Pooh and Tigger both have the same teacher, but one goes to morning Pre-K and the other to afternoon, which will give the two of them a break from each other. And maybe things will not be quite so crazy in the evenings and I’ll get things together and get organized! Planning out my week in advance really helps, so here we go…

Scripture that I cling to at this point in my life
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Watching Once Upon a Time with P-Daddy
Being thankful for all my awesome boys!
Culturing kefir and kombucha
Considering what to wear tomorrow

Last Week’s To Do List
Submit HTE paper – still in progress!
Email comments to students – still in progress!
Phonotactics abstract submitteddone!
Child language data – still in progress!
Foster care training on Tuesdaydone!

This Week’s To Do List
Submit HTE paper
Email comments to students
Work on subset revisions
Gather child language data
Online class for Tigger’s WIC

On Deck with the Kiddos
Survive the first week of school
Go bike-riding or running at least 2 nights
Counting to 100

From the Camera:


Pooh checks out his new school building


My kombucha brew after 1 week, with a gorgeous new scoby on top!


MavsMeet Convocation – the official beginning of the school year!

Menu Plan for the Week

In my ongoing effort toward better health and fitness, I like to do a Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Cycle every few months. These take some planning and a lot of willpower, but I decided on the spur of the moment to start one this past weekend. I know, crazy, right? Anyway, my menu is thus a Fuel Cycle menu, but it’s going to look a bit out of order since I started over the weekend.  But it’ll still have 3 S (= Satisfying), 2 FP (= Fuel Pull), and 2 E (= Energizing) days, just not quite in that order.

Monday (Deep S)
B: Java Chiller with added coconut oil
L: Grilled chicken salad
D: 2 fried eggs, a little raw cheese
Sn: FSF, skinny chocolate

Tuesday (FP)
B: Overnite oats with raspberries, Java chiller
L: Chicken breast on a low-carb wrap, cucumbers
D: Southwest wonder wraps with lean meat and a salad,
Sn: Wasa with laughing cow, fat-free greek yogurt with berries

Wednesday (FP)
B: Overnite oats with blueberries, Java chiller
L: Chicken breast on a wonder wrap, pepper strips
D: Konjac noodles with lean chicken and veggies
Sn: Wasa with laughing cow, fat-free greek yogurt with berries

Thursday (E)
B: Baked oatmeal, Java chiller
L: Turkey sandwich on Deutsche Kuche bread, cucumbers
D: Southwest salad
Sn: Wasa with laughing cow, fat-free greek yogurt with berries

Friday (E)
B: Steel cut oats, kefir smoothie
L: Chicken breast, sweet potato fries
D: THM pancakes with yogurt and berries
Sn: FSF, wasa with laughing cow

Saturday (S)
B: Ham and eggs, coffee with cream
L: Kai si ming
D: Pan-fried salmon with green fries
Sn: Boiled egg, basic whey smoothie, skinny chocolate

Sunday (S)
B: Bacon and eggs, coffee with cream
L: Bunless burger, faux-tato salad
D: Steak, broccoli with butter
Sn: Skinny chocolate, boiled egg, chocolate pudding

I’m linking up to Start Successful on Monday over at Felicia’s Red Door Life, and to Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie. Menu planning is one of those things that help make my week a success!

I’m also linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday over at Gwen’s Nest and Stacy Makes Cents - come on over and find all kinds of other things to put in your mealplan!

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5 thoughts on “Getting ready!

  1. Yes, it’s that time of year. The kids, in our area, went back to school this week. I’m actually really enjoying the quiet in the neighborhood. Well, maybe, it’s too quiet.

    • I’ve been enjoying walking Pooh over to Pre-K each day – it’s less than 2 blocks and traffic in front of the school gets CRAZY, so it’s much easier to walk. But after about 8:15 it’s nice and quiet here too!

  2. planning for the move was the hardest part…hang in there! i’m totally impressed by your organization – i don’t know even know what we’re having for dinner tonight!

    • With working full-time and the boys starting school, I’d resort to icky fastfood way too often if I didn’t plan some food out for us!

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