Woo hoo, it’s Monday! And it is the last Monday of the summer for us – school starts this Thursday for the girls. I have been vacillating the past two weeks between trying to get them in bed early and up early in the mornings and trying to squeeze every single moment of summertime fun from our final days. I’m hoping I’ve not done them a disservice but I figure getting up at the crack of dawn is going to be painful for all of us regardless what we do in the days leading up to the first day of school.
The weekend was a busy one – Saturday was “boot camp” for Big Girl – her first foray into the world of Middle School. We got to meet her teachers and get her schedule – and more importantly (to her) – load up her locker!
Quite a rite of passage – and now we’re all set for her first day on Thursday. Today is open house and she’ll get another chance at practicing opening that combination lock…
Tomorrow, Little Bit gets to meet her new teachers and go to her open house. She’s pretty excited, too, I think, although not quite as obsessed as Big Girl has been (understandably)
And me? Well, my biggest worry is a silly one – where the carpool lines are. The girls are both starting new schools this year, so I wonder how the new lines for school will work. I’m sure I’ll figure it all out – and since that is my only “major” worry, I think I’m doing pretty good.
And with the new school year starting, I’m getting back on the menu planning bandwagon. This week we need it especially. We have afternoon appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and then school starts Thursday. And, of course, Thursday is my busiest work day. I need to be organized and somewhat “put together” so that I can accomplish all the things I need to this week.
Here’s what I have planned:
- Monday: Baked ham, rice & black-eyed peas
- Tuesday: Grilled pork chops, saffron rice & veggies
- Wednesday: Pizza braid & garden salad
- Thursday: Rotel chicken pasta bake
- Friday: Fajitas with bean dip
- Saturday: date night (pizza for the kids)
The leftovers from the baked ham will be for sandwiches for lunch and I’m planning to make some veggie chili for lunches as well.
I hope you have a great week – and that you’ll stop by again soon!