January 5, 2012

Put One Foot in Front of the Other

I’ll admit it … these days I need a little motivation to do some of the most basic things.  Working two full-time jobs is starting to take its toll.  My house is not filthy but it is far from clean.  The pantry, which used to be fully stocked, is running a little bare.  Fortunately, my husband continues to do the laundry and ironing, make the bed, and transport Missy to where she needs to go.

It is time to regroup and make a plan.  Here are the first few things I need to do:  make a basic meal plan, schedule a firm time every week to go grocery shopping, and turn off the computer for an hour every day so I will not be distracted and might actually do something around the house.

Our stockpile has served us well over the last few months but it is time to restock it.  I plan to start from the beginning.  I will take stock of the pantry and linen closet and determine exactly what we have, what we should donate, and what don’t ever use.  I will then choose two or three items each week which are at rock bottom prices and buy enough to last us for three months.  I will work on restocking our freezer so we have plenty of meats to choose from.

Most importantly, I will take some time each day to just ENJOY.  There comes a time when “all work and no play makes Jack (or in this case, me) a dull boy/girl.”  It’s time to “put one foot in front of the other” and “smell the roses along the way.”

Any reader suggestions on getting motivated would be appreciated!

 

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Mary

I work as a real estate paralegal at a family-friendly law firm. Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I graduated from UVa and met my husband, Mike, in our hometown of Alexandria, VA. Fourteen years ago, we took a leap of faith and moved our family out of the rat race to a small, rural community near Charlottesville, VA. Mike is my “OOH RAH man” and career real estate broker who is now enjoying life on a bucket list. We have three children, Bubba, (who married the girl of his dreams), Sissy, and Missy (now an “only” child). In the last few years, we’ve been blessed with two grandchildren (a girl and a boy). I love a bargain and have gained a reputation over the years for being quite the “coupon queen.”

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