Keri did lots of her cooking today. She made about 18 meals in 6 hours. You can do the math…it seems like 6 hours is a lot. And it is–for one day. But over the course of the next 18 days, it’s totally worth it. She is taking the day off tomorrow and will finish everything on Saturday. She’s amazing. And brilliant. This little set up is going to save us a FORTUNE in grocery money. She bought everything–everything–she needed at one of two places: 1) Sam’s Club, at wholesale prices and 2) Aldi’s, at almost wholesale. She has more or less purchased and made food for 6-8 weeks on 4 weeks budget.
In other news, my kids won’t go to sleep at night. They recently moved into the same room and simply won’t settle down and sleep. Every night, for the last three weeks, has been all out battle with them. We take away books, we take away music, we even take away the prized stuffed animals (has anyone even seen Eden without Bear or Jerah without Froggy?) and nothing works. Anyone have any brilliant ideas to make bedtime easier? For the kids or for Keri and I?
I’m hoping to go to a conference for smaller churches on Saturday. It’s a nice idea…yet, it’s on Saturday, which is the prime “get everything ready for Sunday” day for us smaller church ministers. Hopefully I will make it there.