Monday in my notebook

When I wrote that title I wondered if I should make notebook plural. There are multiple notebooks in my life but this cover has been front and center for a few months. It currently holds a weekly planner (similar to the weeks but a bit larger) and two inserts, one for journaling and one for health and wellness. The journal is nearly full and a new one is ready. The health and wellness notebook needs some TLC. In my weekly notebook, I am working on meal planning, tracking events, books, and lists. It is printed with a Monday start but a few weeks ago I wrote over the days so I could have a Sunday start. Inspired by Katie, I am also doing a reflection of the prior week on Sunday evening.

When the stay home life began, I was doing really well with meal planning. This last month, I have really fallen off track. This week, my big task is to revisit what was working and get organized. My daughters often text me recipes or meals they have made. I suggested they might create weekly meal plans and send them to me but I donโ€™t think that will happen. Now I am collecting their texts and revisiting some meal planning ideas found here. I am also trying to eat a plant based diet. Minimalist Baker is my go to for dinner ideas. All of these ideas and planning will happen inside the health and wellness insert. I started an ideas page on Sunday. If I can keep doing a notebook focused post on Mondays, I will be sure to share that with you too.

Off to see what Katie is posting about her notebook today.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

8 thoughts on “Monday in my notebook

  1. Prior to the pandemic I was SO good about planning meals but now that I don’t go to the grocery store so much I’m terrible at it – it’s quite often cheese and crackers for dinner!

  2. I would love to have someone send me meal plans and grocery lists every week! Figuring out how to feed my family has always been a challenge for me. Thanks for introducing me to the Minimalist Baker – it looks like I can find a few things to help me!

    I love your notebook cover! And your notebooks! I can’t wait to see more ๐Ÿ™‚

    And thank you for participating in my linkup!!

  3. Meal planning is something I really struggle with. My daughter is a very picky eater, so I end up making the same things all the time, but then she complains she’s bored of what I make. I can’t win! So may of those recipes on the website you linked look delicious to me, but I know she wouldn’t even taste them. I certainly hope she grows out of this!

    1. I can imagine it would be hard with a picky eater. Fortunately it is just my husband who is always grateful that I cook for him. I do ask him for requests. I was a very, very picky eater when I was young and I definitely grew out of it ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Sent from my IPad


  4. I enjoy and have had good luck with the recipes from The Minimalist Baker. They are simpler than some and I like the suggestions for adjusting seasonings. Meal planning for shopping is not my favorite activity. I try hard to enjoy meal preparation but am not always successful. I do enjoy a vegetarian diet though.

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