I was searching online for some sort of quote or image that I could use in my post and found this one that was perfect for today’s topic:
Most days, my life does feel like organized chaos! Each week we juggle school, work, CrossFit 3 times a week for hubs and 4 times a week for me, hockey twice a week for each kid and once a week for hubs and me. That’s a lot to fit in. Some days I’m amazed we pull it off! I rely on the calendar in my iPhone to keep track of things, plus we have a family calendar in the kitchen that we fill in as well. It has a column for each family member so we can keep track of who needs to be where when.
In general, I think we do a pretty good job of fitting everything in. Although, when things get hectic, the one thing that tends to fall through the cracks at our house is food. When our weekends get busy, or we are away, I often don’t menu plan or grocery shop. This makes the week following a bit of a challenge. Lunches and dinners get a bit sketchy.
We finally got smart last week. I knew I was going to be away and not likely back Sunday in time to menu plan or grocery shop before we needed to head out to two rinks on opposite sides of town for hockey with the boys. So, hubs had the genius idea to do a Grocery Gateway order. Grocery Gateway is an online grocery store that delivers to the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). You go online, fill your “grocery cart” with whatever groceries you need, pick a delivery time, check out and the groceries will be delivered to your home during the delivery window you choose. He started our order Thursday night and I went in and topped up the cart with things I would need for meals this week. The first delivery option available was tomorrow…so tomorrow between 6 and 7:30am (before we go to work) our groceries will be delivered and dropped off right in our kitchen. All we have to do is put them away before we head to work. You have no idea how excited I am about this. I am going to have a fridge full of groceries without having to step foot in the grocery store or take an hour to shop. YAY!!!
I also had a feeling last week that this week might be crazy so on Friday, before I went away, I made an Eat Savage order for my lunches this week. Eat Savage is a Paleo meal delivery service. You order what meals you want by Friday, and they deliver them the following Monday to the drop off/pick up location of your choice. I get them to deliver to my CrossFit gym and just pick them up when I go to class Monday night. Tonight one of the boys plays hockey at 7:20 which means I can’t get to class, but I will swing by and pick up my lunches on my way home from work.
So despite having had a busy weekend and not being able to get to the grocery store, I have lunches for the week and all the groceries i need to cook tasty, clean meals – well, tomorrow after the groceries get delivered I will have everything I need 🙂 All this means that I have no excuse not to eat healthy this week…and that makes me happy.
I don’t have an exact menu plan for the week, but with what we’ve ordered, I know we will eat well. I’m excited to get cooking! I think I will try one of the casseroles that I mentioned here.
How do you plan for chaos?