Friday, August 10, 2012
These past days have been planning days. Making lists kind of days. This weekend our daughter goes back to her apartment to start a new law school year. In another two weeks we take our son to his dorm room and then--poof--it's just the two of us again.
I have been adding and subtracting money to budget paying for schools, supplies and last minute items. I've also been writing out a menu plan for three people instead of four people for the next two weeks. Don't tell anyone but I'm working on the two people one as well. Nothing wrong with looking ahead.
One of my silly goals is to eat through this over stuffed pantry of ours. I have a bad habit of impulse buying when the kids are home. Even worse, I forget why I bought it and it lingers in the cupboards. I'll start in September. Also there is the freezer. God knows what is in it, but I will inventory it and menu plan away.
Summer is fun without having schedules, menus or budgets. But when the school year starts, it's back to reality and for some serious budget and menu planning.