Sunday, January 20, 2008

What's for Dinner - Week of January 21st


Yum!  It's time for another week of meals.

Monday - Pasta with Meat Sauce * Salad * Garlic Bread

Tuesday - Black Bean Soup * No Knead BreadBroccoli Salad

Wednesday - BBQ Chicken Panini Sandwiches * Tomato Soup * Spinach Salad

Thursday - Spinach Chick Pea Curry * Brown Jasmine Rice * Salad

Friday - Fellowship Dinner at Church * Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies * Cupcakes

Saturday - 

Sunday - Dinner with my folks

Read what's for dinner at over 200 others homes this week at Organizing Junkie's blog.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The most important habit...

is not giving up! I don't know how long it has been since I've worked on my habits. A lot of my previously established habits have fallen to the wayside. I guess that means they weren't really habits, doesn't it?

Anyhoo... I'm back. Trying to make my world better.

My habit this week is to re-establish our before bedtime routine.

When dinner is over, it seems like Surferman and I rush to get Grom and Gigi to bed. And then we do whatever we want to do - visit message boards, watch TV, shop for weird stuff on ebay, blog, read blogs, play computer games... you name it. We don't want to do things that will make life easier for us. We don't want to do things that are productive. We just want to do what we want to do. Selfish? Definitely.

Surferman and I had a great coffee date last Wednesday. In addition to watching a LOST recap (LOST restarts 1/31!)

and talking about 2008 vacation plans, we discussed changing our evening routine and getting up earlier.

Here's our list...

Set up coffeemakers
Plan lunch
Plan breakfast
Empty trash / recycles
Layout clothes - Me and Grom
Prep bags (Grom's bag and bag of good food)
Pick up house
Start dishwasher
Turn off lights (amazing that this needs to be on our list, but we've had problems with it lately)
Tend to Laundry
10:00 pm bedtime

Pray for us. There is a lot of selfishness that is going to have to be put aside to make this happen. And even more selfishness to make this a habit.

Read more Smart Habit Saturday posts at the Lazy Organizer.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

(Need Something to) Work for Me - Help with Potty Training Frustration

Just after Grom turned 3 last July, he decided he was ready to be potty trained.

He has been pretty good about using the potty.  

YET... he still has at least one accident a day.  Usually pee.  He has a fantastic ability to hold it and will sometimes pee just enough to make a wet spot on his pants.  You'd think this would send him running for a bathroom.  It doesn't.  He'll keep playing until I see the wet spot on his pants and make him go to the bathroom.

Lately he has also been doing #2 in his pants.  He thinks it's funny.  You might think I'm a terrible mom for this, but I started taking him out to the garage and cleaning him up in the deep sink with cold water.  I wanted him to realize that poop in your pants is not fun and that there were some consequences.  While he doesn't like the cold water, it doesn't seem to be a deterrent either.

HELP!  I'm open to any and all ideas.  When I asked Grom what he would do if his little boy kept having accidents, he said he'd give him a spanking.  Cold water maybe, but spanking?  Where did he get that idea?  As many times as I say, "I love doing laundry", it's not true and probably never will be.