Make A Plan: One Week at a Time

Jen

Frugal SteppingStones.com

Make a plan, then make that plan happen.

Here’s my plan for this week:

School:

Four pieces of class work due by Saturday at midnight.  One piece is group work and I am dependent on a partner, so I won’t be able to fully complete until Saturday morning.  Another assignment is easy- HIPAA and confidentiality forms. I already did those on Sunday. I worked ahead and completed the other two assignments on Monday, so I only have to worry about the group work.

I have to submit more completed assignments with an explanation of how they meet my master’s requirements to my school. I submitted my resume last week as the first assignment. This week I need to submit a second assignment I completed in my first master’s class. I am doing this Sunday.

Work:

I picked up a a half shift for Wednesday and two full shifts on Thursday and Friday. If our volume is high, I could end up working later. I am repeating from last week: Dinner Plan A is throwing potatoes in the oven at 4 o’clock. Plan B is bologna or cheese sandwiches. No takeout!

Kids: 

This week we have: Cub scouts, dance, and one doctor appointment. I have to return videos to the library by Friday.

 

On Saturday afternoon, I am planning an at-home date night. I planned a tea party menu and am trialing an old fashioned sugar cake in our cast iron pan. We’ll then watch a movie from the library.

Home:

 

I didn’t post anything on Ebay last week as I planned. I don’t think I will be doing that this week, thanks to my work schedule.

I have the usual chores: bathroom, mopping, pester children to do chores, laundry. Spring is coming and I need to look at 3T clothes in the basement for the toddler.

I will have to plan a menu, plan my grocery run, and hit the stores on Saturday morning. I will probably do the planning tomorrow.

Blog:

I pre-write and schedule posts as much as I can. I wrote five posts on Sunday. I just need to continue to add to my ongoing Frugal Steps and Stumbles.

I have a few upkeep things I need to do as well, like add a blogroll page. This is still leftover from last week! I have been procrastinating on this for weeks.

I never got around to working on the hosting for my second website I am planning. I hope to finally get to that Sunday. Because my husband was still sick all week, I didn’t have as much time and it got kicked to the bottom of the triage list.

Health/Fitness:

If I don’t schedule it in, it will never happen. I walk almost every day on my treadmill desk without fail. I plan on getting up and hitting the treadmill desk every morning like I usually do, and lift weights while watching TV during the evening Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. I made it happen every day last week and lost 2.5 pounds.

I get massage therapy for my arthritis every other week, and this is my week on. Yippee!

Downtime:

Friday evening is family movie night. Saturday night we plan on repeating that, since it’s a rare unplanned weekend. Sunday is designated for doing enjoyable things, like writing. I have been taking time to read every night after I put the girls to bed. I just finished reading the book The Source (a fun story about a family of witches in Savannah), and now I have started reading Orange Is the New Black.  This is the book the TV show is based on, and I am finding it very interesting to read about the real stories of Red, Big Boo, and other characters on the show. Let’s just say, the show embellishes the book a bit, but the real stories are just as interesting and heartbreaking.

What’s your plan for your week?

Have something insightful to add?