Well, lookie here! I’ve kept this going for three weeks. I know not many folks are linking up for this (thank you to Cindy at The Martha Complex for linking up last week!) but I’m still going to continue to do this. I’ll post the link up each Monday. I’ll make a button soon too, promise. Please don’t feel like this has to be a long post either. My posts are always long because I’m reaaaalllly long winded. Just ask my husband. Moving on . . .
My challenge for last week was to cook dinner at home each night. Let me share a little something with you. I loathe going to the grocery store. It is one of my most unfavorite-ist places. I usually go in without a list and wind up throwing random things in my cart. And with two kids in tow? Yeah, it’s not pleasant. I went last Sunday to get everything on my e-mealz grocery list and Landon screamed “Mommy GO GO GO!” every time I stopped the cart. At one point he was finally quiet but that’s only because he was eating the block of cheese I had purchased for one of my meals. Yep, he ate through the plastic to get to the cheese. I was mortified. I hid the half-eaten block of cheese somewhere in the toilet paper aisle.
Anyhoo, I didn’t make it home with all the ingredients for my meal plan. I cooked that night but it didn’t taste that great. The next night my meal didn’t taste that great either. So, I guess you could say I lost my mojo. Naaman cooked a couple nights since I worked late. Everything tastes better when he cooks.
I don’t like cooking. It stresses me out. Half the time I don’t have the right ingredients for the recipe or I can’t find the correct utensils. I burn stuff. A lot. I wish I were better at cooking and I know there has to be an easier way.
I think that’s why these little weekly challenges are so important. I feel bad that I didn’t cook every single night like I wanted to but I bet that even people who love to cook have off-nights too. For some reason, it is important for me to become better at cooking and provide healthier meals for my family. Doing this challenge, although not fully completed, only reaffirmed that desire for me. For that reason I am going to keep at it!
It’s time to Make a Change once again.
Here are the very easy rules . . .
*Decide one thing you will do/try to change up during the coming week.
*Blog about this change on Monday
*Come back the following Monday and blog about your successes or um, non-successes
*Also put your new challenge for change in the same post
*Link up at A Day in Mollywood and support everyone as they Make a Change!
Here’s my new challenge for this week -
Go grocery shopping and use enough coupons to save at least $20 off the bill. I follow like 1,000 coupon blogs. And I never use them! That makes no sense, right? I have wanted to figure out how to use coupons to save money for I don’t know how long. This is my week!
Please link up so I can read about the changes you are making in your lives. I want to hear from you!