The Week in Review

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For this week’s wrap-up, I thought I’d go old school. Mary posted a meme earlier this week that she found over here; it reminded me of the old days when blogging was so very personal and chatty. Remember those days?

So here are the questions and my answers.

Two recent meals: I made a seasoned chicken dish this week that FishBoy12 said was “the best fried chicken he ever had.” This is high praise. He doesn’t like breaded chicken, but he loved this. (And the plus is that it wasn’t really fried.)

I also made a roasted tomato sauce to top pizza. That was super yum, too.

A recipe I’d like to try: I’m working on developing a recipe for homemade fish and chips. We went out to dinner at a fish shop this week for date night. It was good. But, it was 30 bucks. For 30 bucks, I expect a real fork at the least. So, I’m on a mission to do good fish at home.

What I’m liking around my home: We ditched the last of our hand-me-down furniture a few weeks ago. We haven’t spent money to replace the loveseat or the chair, but I’m okay with that. I’m enjoying the open spaces and the absence of unsightly old furniture.

Also liking the fact that I found a bar of chocolate in the kitchen medicine cabinet. Amen.

What I’d like to improve: Last year, I experimented with a binder instead of a spiral-bound notebook. I’ve hated it. It’s had a direct — and negative — impact on my productivity. This week I’m putting together a personal planner that will rock. Back to Fedex Office for me.

What I created this week: I’m working on a new book. Wait for it…?

Favorite job around the house: Typically, laundry, except this week. I’m behind on my own laundry, and need to get the kids caught up.

What I’m reading: I’m reading both An Everlasting Meal and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. (Those are Amazon affiliate links, by the way.) I’m not loving either book yet. Glad I borrowed them from the library.

Quote of the week: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” — Hebrews 13:5 (I’m working on this.)

Meanwhile, here’s what’s been happening on Life as MOM:

Coming next week:

  • another FREE printable meal plan
  • more DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun
  • Zone Defense: Kids Stuff (see the assignment here)
  • 6 Tactics for Family Fitness
  • Using the Produce Box Eggplant

Be sure to let me know what stories and articles are helpful to you and what you’d like to see more of in the coming weeks. I want to make your “life as MOM” as fun and as easy as possible.

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  1. Fun to read your answers to this! Also you reminded me how I really, really want to get rid of an ugly couch in our living room! Thanks for playing along!


  2. Have you looked into the Arc system by Staples at all? It has the ability to fold back on itself like a spiral bound notebook but the flexibility of removing and adding pages easily like a binder. You do have to invest in a specialized punch but for me it’s been so worth it! Here’s a link to it -

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      I’ve seen them, but it was the cost that deters me. I’ve become accustomed to not being able to remove. The problem with the binder was that the pages didn’t turn very easily. That’s why I like the spiral bound method.

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