Sunday, December 7, 2008

So Proud

I just got back from the grocery store and ONLY bought the items on my list. I am so proud of myself! Not even one tiny impulse buy! I did make one switch... The bananas were all green so I bought apples instead. Do you realize how much money I'll save if I keep sticking to my list? What? You do realize how much a person could save? Huh, guess it's just me. Seriously, I am so far behind on all things home-maker-ish. When we were first married, okay, even up to five years ago, I would ponder and search and ask people... How do I clean my kitchen? Mom, if you're reading this, it's not your fault! I learned so many life lessons from my parents (even see my list and the comments on Saturday's post). Anyway, I guess I just never really wanted to learn how to be a home-maker. Now I'm seeing the importance of having a menu plan (see tomorrow's post! Wahoo! Now I have to do one.), a budget, an inkling of how much money pictures are going to actually cost before I have my children do 4 poses at the studio (another story), having routines that include decluttering and picking up dinner dishes,... I could go on, but I think I've embarrassed myself enough! I just am so tickled pink that I actually STUCK TO MY LIST!!!!!!!!!! Go me! :) Happy Sunday evening/Monday morning. I will have my meal plan up by noon. Okay, by afternoon, by evening at the latest... Okay, by noon-ish. :)

4 comments:

dancinginthemargins said...

The fact that you stuck to your list impresses me deeply. lol. I've only done that one time in my life and it was because I was in such a hurry I had no choice!!!

--Kristen

Willow (Shelby) said...

I did that yesterday! Went to the store for the stuff you always run out of (milk, bread, fruit) stuck COMPLETELY to my list and spent less than $10 where normally I'd spend a lot more on "impulse" buys.

I'm no homemaker. My mama wasn't one. SHe worked full time. We had a maid to do the heavy cleaning and we ate dinner out every night M-F at an S&S Cafeteria. I know she was trying to make her life easier but I wish she had been the domestic sort to teach me some of that stuff. At 45, I"m still just muddling along!

JesusRulzMe said...

Girl you crack me up!

WAY TO GO! Yes, sticking to your list is VERY difficult. After nearly 17 years of marriage, I'm still trying to keep that in check. I have to remain mindful that it's part of my biblically submission as God calls me to "help" my husband and bless him in all things...including finances....by watching better what I spend.

I'm so excited for you! Reminds me of the first time I did the same thing! It truly is wonderful, isn't it?

Bless you precious sister,
Sunny

The little old mom who lived in a shoe said...

Why thank you, thank you vera much! :)