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.
God’s got the overall plan for me under control, so I’m just working on the little stuff here on my end! I’m experimenting with changing up some categories on my planning post this week, most notably the following:
(1) Instead of including a to-do list, I am including a list of accomplishments for the past week. I tend to have an on-going to-do list in my calendar, and having it here just seemed a bit redundant. But I love looking back at my accomplishments, even if they weren’t on my to-do list to start with!
(2) I’ve also changed my “On deck with the Kiddos” to “Our language goals for the week” – we really want to focus on all of making some progress on Spanish, so we’ll see how that works for us.
(3) Finally, I’m linking up for the first time to Monday Coffee with The Move to America – this is just a chance to enjoy a bit of fellowship with others. I need some expat blogging friends, and I’m excited to see what the link-up has to offer!
Watching my boys have a great time with the new (to us) foosball table
Ignoring the pile of laundry next to me
Looking forward to BED!
What I accomplished this week:
Attended multiple meetings
Emailed some collaborators about our work
Took Dad to chemo and figured out the train situation
Celebrated Pooh’s birthday in multiple ways
Finished rating abstracts for our national conference
Language goals this week
Find someone to talk Spanish to for at least 1/2 hour
Help the boys practice counting to 10 in Spanish
Teach P-Daddy 10 new words in Spanish
From the Camera:
Pooh had a plain jane cake for his second birthday
I got a bit more elaborate when he turned 3
He was in an Angry Birds phase last year (age 4)
And I was totally lazy for his 5th birthday last week!
Menu Plan for the Week
I am two weeks into my Fuel Cycle (down about 3 pounds, and continuing for a third week for the first time ever!), so this menu is another Fuel Cycle menu. Meals here follow Trim Healthy Mama guidelines for the Fuel Cycle, but I’ve only got 2 Deep S (= Satisfying) days instead of 3 since my Fuel Cycle ends on Saturday. I’ve still got 2 FP (= Fuel Pull) days, and 2 E (= Energizing) days.
B: Trim Healthy pancakes, Shrinker
L: Turkey sandwich on Deutsche Kuche bread
D: Chicken tacos
Sn: Cottage cheese, kefir smoothie with berries, toast
Sunday – my Fuel Cycle is finally over!
B: Breakfast burritos, coffee w/ cream
L: Cheeseburger pie
D: Chef salad with lots of CHEESE
Sn: Ricotta creme, satisfying sundae, nuts!!