I used to be so organized (and on time ALWAYS but let's not speak of that)and I guess I kinda sorta still am. But not to my standard.
I forget things more than I care to admit, I spend too much on groceries when I do them on the fly and I find things sneaking up on me that I was sure I had all sorts of time until. It needs to stop. I'm taking control!
I have started a meal roster. We have the same 7 meals on the same night each week. It makes shopping and cooking easier and should keep my weekly spend down as there will be no random buying of food.
SUNDAY- roast chook with veggies
MONDAY- salmon patties and fried rice and salad (leftover veggies in patties and chook in rice)
TUESDAY-cheesy tuna pasta
WEDNESDAY-cheesy tuna rice (same sauce, 2 nights)
THURSDAY- meat (lamb or beef) and veggies
FRIDAY- meatballs and home made pasta
SATURDAY- barbecue meat (whatever's going) and potato bake and salad
I've been reading Simple Mom and love her downloads especially the daily docket. Most important tasks, a to do list, general daily plan, what's for dinner and room for notes-I LOVE it! It's definitely helping. I'm also trying to actually USE my calendar and diary.
We have a weekly rhythm happening too. I can feel that having solid stuff on solid days works for us. I'm wanting to make a kind of magnetic calendar of the week with photos so the kids can know what's coming and get more of a flow happening for them.
I really need to make time each week to sort paperwork and so on because that gets out of hand so quick! That will be next on my list...