This week’s Mom Gadget blog carnival is how you handle work and home life… The truth is, it is usually out of balance. I’ve found that it is easier to work on one thing a day for the most part. What I mean is… I have myself on a routine of doing things every other day.
I clean the upstairs bathroom, wait two days, clean the downstairs bathroom… both bathrooms are clean every four days which seems reasonable. I clean the kitchen one day, wait two days, clean the bedroom, or the kids room, or (insert some large zone of the house). This way, the whole house gets cleaned/organized, just not all on the same day usually and that is FINE with me.
I also have entire days that I do not leave the house, this gives me the freedom not to spend time traveling somewhere and gives me an incentive to put my FACE on (check out Steeping Beauty). The problem is on those days I’m usually exhausted when I get home and the last thing I want to do is mess with dinner… so I’ve found that dinner needs to be easy and planned out… I have several strategies…
- crock pot dinners, check out some easy pointers
- buy rotisserie chickens from Walmart $4, not great but decent
- buy 2 large pizza’s for $11.99 from a local gas station
Making a side of rice is easy enough and it makes it a quick/cheap meal. If I’m cooking chicken breasts, which I buy in large quantity, I cook all of them and that makes two dinners for us. I do the same if I cook Italian sausage, I buy three packs, which makes two full dinners for us. So one day I cook, the other it’s leftovers. I don’t make a big deal about eating the same thing twice and try to reinvent the meal per se, I often serve it exactly the same way, with rice, or spaghetti.
As far as work, I don’t really HAVE to get anything done online at this point, but if someone out there is hiring, please let me know. I’ve really become addicted to blogging and would love to do more of it.
Check out this week’s other entries at Eve’s Dilly Designs Blog. http://dillydesigns.com/confessions/2006/11/14/your-invited-confessions-of-a-housewife-carnival/#comments