It’s another busy week ahead! Probably one of the busiest because birthday parties are a lot of work! That’s the main thing on the agenda all week. Getting ready for Caden’s friend party on Friday afternoon and his family party on Sunday. Plus my mother-in-law’s actual birthday on Tuesday, which I’m guessing we will be spending with her. She’s on her way home from Ireland at the moment and we haven’t seen her in two weeks, so they’re sure to be at least one get together this week!
Top Priority – Make the birthday parties happen and happen well!
The friend party is in five days and I still don’t have a clue what we’re serving. His party was supposed to be on Saturday during the afternoon and non-meal time. But nobody could come, so we had to change it to Friday and now need to serve a meal. I’ve never served a meal at a kid party before! I think most people just serve pizza. But Caden doesn’t eat pizza, and I’d like to put out something he will enjoy too. Bonus points if it’s Harry Potter themed. Except I don’t really want to spend much more money on this party because even though it’s fun to go all out, I don’t think the kids really care. So…we’ll see what happens!! I wanted to do a little more research and come up with a concrete plan today, but I still don’t feel that great and we’re still working on putting up shelves and reorganizing everything in the house. So, first thing tomorrow morning. A plan will be made. Grocery lists written. And then I’ll feel a whole lot better.
Second Priority – Clean and get back on track
With the room rearranging and new shelves being put up, there’s a lot of chaos going on. Some rooms look better than usual. But some rooms definitely need some work. It would be so nice for ALL rooms to look pretty and done by the family party next Sunday.
Third Priority – Work lists
I’m at such a loss on what to sew next. I’m not feeling very inspired or motivated. Granted, it’s been a really busy couple of weeks. And the next two are super busy as well. But I’m just not feeling it. I asked my customers for suggestions on what they’d like me to make next and I didn’t really like anything they had to say! Mostly because it was all things I’ve never made before, required extra clothing or style components, and basically just more work for the same – or less- money. I’ve been on a roll sticking with what I know the last few months and it serves me well. Everything I try something new it never goes over as well as I expect. So. I don’t know. I probably won’t get much actual sewing done this week, but I would like to make a solid plan for what to do next.
Fourth Priority – Blog Posts
Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve been trying to write a lot more often! I started writing longer book reviews for each individual book I read. I’m also splitting my super long weekend posts into two segments – Saturday Reflections and Sunday Intentions. I’ve decided to split up my huge end of the month post into three separate categories as well. And it’s the last week of the month, so I have a lot to write! One on tv/movies, one on podcasts, one on books. Plus posts about Caden’s parties. I’m realizing lately how much I really love writing. It energizes me in a way that nothing else can. And I want it to be a bigger part of my life. Even if nobody ever reads it, I still want to write it.
Meal Plans – Tentatively
I’m going to try and eat from the food we have for the next week or two. I go to such extremes in my meal planning and cooking. Either I want nothing to do with it, or I want it to be amazing. And amazing almost always requires trips to the store for unique ingredients. With the expensive party foods I need to buy, I want to be more frugal about daily meals. So…what we have is what we’re eating!
Monday – Pork Roast
Tuesday – Birthday with Cindy, food unknown!
Wednesday – Chicken shakers
Thursday – Pizza, maybe
Friday – Party…I think the main food will be a sub sandwich shaped into a snake form
Saturday – Chicken nuggets, sandwiches, something easy while we prep for Sunday’s party
Sunday – Taco Feast!
Have a good week!