Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Year Focus #1

Since I let my household chores slip so horribly over the holidays, I started my new year refocusing efforts last week on my home and family. I started out by getting this great new calendar:

It is called
Mom's Plan-it 2009 Engagement Calendar: A 17 Month Engagement Calendar. It is great- there is a page for each week like a normal datebook, but then for each week there is a tear out grocery list and a place to make a menu. So, that is what I used for my menu planning that I started last Monday. I plan to make a list for the whole week each Monday, and shop on Monday for the whole week. This is a big deal for both time and money management!

Also I entered all the paydays for the whole year into this book, and I plan to take the time to pay the bills within a day or two of each payday. Any issues we have had with money management have been much more about disorganization, and I need to try to overcome that.

I would love to get better at finding great bargains, but I need to take babysteps, so I will hopefully get back to that later. In the meantime I have been reading some great blogs written by some fabulous bargain hunters!

I was not feeling up to par last week, but I did attempt a few cleaning sessions on my timer, and I plan to do a couple of those a day at least. This will help me get the household chores back on track.


By The Sea Jewelry said...

Hey Maggie,

You may be interested in another online sea glass community at

It is a non commerical sea glass site for sea glass lovers all over the world

We would love to see you there!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Hi, it's actually Tara who's the member of the sea glass group (not that Maggie might now want to join as well! LOL)

We were actually discussing that I'd blog about my sea glass hunting this weekend to sort of clarify which of us is the sea glass addict. :)


Tara Beaulieu said...

ps- snazzy new calendar, Mags! :)