Resolution Recap: February

I promised I was going to do a better job this year of posting how I was doing with my resolutions - especially meal planning - and I think I can say I'm doing okay.

Here the list of my resolutions again:
1. Get serious about meal planning.
2. Continue to come up with creative solutions to add to my SAHM income.
3. I am a great writer. Whether it's non-fiction, blogging, birthday cards, or fiction. I need to make sure I give myself time to do what I enjoy.

1. Okay, meal planning is still something I need to work on. I did go through several weeks where I actually wrote what we were going to eat each evening on our family calendar. That ended when the first major snow came through and we were all home for every meal/ all day for a week. This was draining and did some major depleting of the freezer!

Now, I'm working on finding some new recipes to try so that we can have some new meals in rotation. I nearly drooled today when Tricia at Once A Month Mom posted her menu plan today and it included bacon cheeseburger meatballs. Now doesn't that sound yummy!

2. I'm continuing to do surveys and mystery shopping and it's working well. I've had to give up a couple of really good mystery shops due to the nasty weather that we've had. I have a mystery shop with a company I've never worked with before and I'm looking forward to that. I've also picked up some shops that are done on the phone which I'm looking forward to since they won't be dependent on our crazy weather and I can do them as soon as I get back from dropping the girls off at school.

3. I AM A GREAT WRITER! I'm over half way through the writing class I'm taking right now and I'm loving it - LOVING IT! This class is focusing on something I've never worried about before - discoverying the story before you sit down to write - and it's really helping me get a sense of things before I start the bulk of the writing. Surprisingly, I'm enjoying the soundtrack that I built. I listen to it all the time and I'm learning more about the story every time.

So, that's where I am. The second month of the year and still some good work ahead of me and many more Cool Ideas to discover.


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