Spring Cleaning with Smaller Tasks and Simple Meals

I love spring time.  I’ve been coming out of my morning sickness coma and getting back into the swing of things.  My house is still a wreck and while I am wanting everything immediately organized, I have to keep telling myself to focus on smaller tasks and don’t get overwhelmed by looking at the disaster! 

I can’t do everything at one time as much as I would like so I have to compartmentalize and focus on smaller tasks….and when something small is completed….rejoice in the little things! 

Over the weekend, I worked on a meal plan for the week to make the week run a bit smoother.  Yesterday, I spent a lot of time going over our simplified weekly school schedule and simplified syllabus.   Today, they are outdoors on their own backyard field trip searching for and collecting geodes!  So far…so good!  Today, I’m working on getting laundry caught up from the weekend.   The rest of the week is full with farm and garden work and housework. 

Because I am focusing on a variety of tasks this week, I super simplified my meal plan this week.  We usually cook a big breakfast, but this week, I simplified it to cheerio type cereals and fruit.  I also bought sandwich fixings to make lunch less invasive into our day.  For supper time, I’m using meals that do not require “man hours” to make.  For example:

Monday Supper:  Whole chicken, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli.  Because I wanted to focus on a few projects and not have to be bothered with stopping to cook an elaborate supper, I prepared a large pan with a whole chicken surrounded by potatoes and stuck it in the oven to bake at around 3 pm.  It was super easy to throw together and it cooked while I finished schooling and putting winter clothes away.  Right before we sat down to eat, I steamed a pot of broccoli to go along with it. 

The rest of the week includes crock pot supper meals and all-in-one oven meals.  I’m learning to spring clean and organize by not becoming overwhelmed with the large insurmountable picture of disorder and chaos and altering my focus to look at smaller tasks instead!  For me…that’s hard to do!

One comment on “Spring Cleaning with Smaller Tasks and Simple Meals

  1. So glad to hear that you are feeling better!! Just in time for these sunny, hard working summer days 🙂  I have been looking forward to school-free days this summer so that I can tackle some extra cleaning and organizing projects! Think I might have to make a trip out to IKEA for that, too 😉 Happy cleaning!

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