Wrapping up January!

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.

This coming week had not even really started and it already promises to be busy busy busy, so I’ve spent the day in the kitchen trying to make sure that I am prepared. So far I’ve made the following:
Strawberry~rhubarb Cottage Berry Whip
A crockpot full of beans
Just Right Porridge’s coconut baking mix
Baking mix for Sheri Graham’s awesome FP cakes Continue reading

Making my plan

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.

Last week was tough, let me tell you! It was the first week of classes, and I was busy and didn’t plan my menu and week out well.  By Wednesday, I was already exhausted, and then both Wednesday and Friday were close to 12-hour work days. Friday was busy too, plus we had a social event that evening that we could not skip. I was T.I.R.E.D!! As I think back over the week, I know that my biggest mistake was simply not planning my menu and food for the week. When I don’t eat well, my energy goes way down, and it gets even worse as I try for some quick fixes to get my energy back up. So this week, a PLAN is definitely in order if I’m going to successfully make it through the week.

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Happy 2014 – I am back!

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.

You may have noticed that the blog has been sitting here unminded for a few weeks months.  My wonderful dad passed away, and blogging moved way way down my list of priorities.  But I’m definitely feeling the lack of planning and really need to get back on track and get a few things done, so I thought I’d better plan a bit if I’m to have a successful and productive semester! If you are looking for my menu plan, scroll to the bottom of the page for it. Continue reading

Where has the time gone?!

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.

I’m freaking out a bit about the fact that October is half over and I still have TONS to do – I have no idea where the time has gone!  But I’m forcing myself to sit back, focus a little, and make a plan. A really strong cup of coffee in my hand really helps with that ;-)

My focus this week: Finish some projects
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Fall is Finally here!

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.

I’m kicking back with a freshly-brewed pitcher of THM’s Pumpkin Pie Sip – so warm and delicious, like pumpkin pie in a mug! It finally feels like Fall is in the air and all is right with the world!  On days like today, it’s so easy to just let God be in control!

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October already?!

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.

I’m kicking back with a hot cup of tea right now, confident that God’s got the overall plan for me – for all of us – under control!  But it’s hard to believe it’s already October – I better get to work on my part of the plan!

My focus this week: Enjoying my Boys
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Planning for an emotional week

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.

God’s got the overall plan for me under control, so I’m just working on the little stuff here on my end! Today, I’m enjoying a cup of coffee while I reflect on this past week, look forward to the one beginning, and do what I can to make the week more successful for all of us here at ExpatPrep!

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Monday again?!

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.

God’s got the overall plan for me under control, so I’m just working on the little stuff here on my end! On this post, I’m kicking back with a cup of coffee while I reflect on this past week, look forward to the one beginning, and do what I can to make the week more successful for all of us here at ExpatPrep! Continue reading

Ready for the week!

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.

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: Continue reading