August is the start of a few months worth of crazy for me. In the past all activities in the house have revolved around Nola. School, soccer, Girl Scouts. Well, Sophia turns 5 on Thursday (noooo!) and it’s her turn to start school, soccer, and Girl Scouts as well. I’d mentioned in a prior post that I was doing AYSO coach training. I’m coaching BOTH my girls teams. O_O My time is going to be limited. With 4 practices each week (2 for each team) until games start on August 18th (then down to 1 practice and 1 game per week), soccer camp the first week of August, school starting on August 20th, and getting doctors appointments done for both girls out of the way I am going to be busier than ever before. Oh did I mention that we may very well be moving units within the complex in the next few weeks? Because that might happen too.
What am I getting myself into?! I know I need to make a solid plan for meals or I’m going to end up at Papa Murphy’s a few times a week, and that just can’t happen. Two VERY active kids are going to need good meals. Nola will be having bagged lunches going to school since we cannot afford nearly $4 a day for their organic lunches (Sophia is half day, lunch at home like normal for her). The school takes a very firm stance on junk food not being brought in, and I’m perfectly okay with that. It just means I need to plan on more than just PB&J.
Bountiful Baskets will help me with keeping produce costs down bi-weekly. The only problem there is the basket is a mystery until I see it. Not so great for planning ahead, but I can do it! I want to try and avoid processed foods as much as I can. Though sometimes a box of Zatarain’s red beans and rice paired with some turkey kielbasa is what happens, and I’m okay with it – so long as it’s remains the exception.
Inexpensive, but still healthy.
I’m going to be heading out to Alameda again to see my friend Stephanie and her three kiddos. Once I get back I’ll plan as much as I can, especially for days where we won’t be home from practice until well after David is home. I think he’ll have to help more than I want to admit. 😉