Monday, January 21, 2008

life changing...

So, I am a big believer in learning how my friends do things so that I might find something that works better than my method. I'm no original thinker - just ask my friend Aimee - but I am a quick study. I guess that is my saving grace and the reason why I am still around. I have an uncanny ability to emulate the ways my friends do things, or the attitudes they have which make life easier. Some of you may not even know the amazing contribution(s) that you've made to my life. Here is some of the ways you've all helped a fruitloop like me:
  • Aimee taught me to freeze my meat in 1 pound baggies so that all I have to do before dinner is thaw out one baggie of meat to prepare. She also taught me to pre-cook chicken for casseroles, etc.. and freeze those in 1 cup portions. Aimee you may do this also, but I've taken it one step further and freeze my chicken in 2 breast portions as well (since there are only 2 adults in my house).
  • Beth taught me to clean one room a day. No, I don't get to enjoy a clean house all at once, but I also don't have the burden of having to clean all day one day a week.
  • Mara taught me that you can still do housework when you are on the phone.
  • Robin taught me to let it all go on the Sabbath and enjoy my God-given day of rest.
  • Sally taught me to figure out what's for supper in the morning to cut down on the bewitching hour chaos. (Those of you with children know what I'm talking about!)
  • My husband is teaching me to rest.
  • Jennifer taught me how to ask questions to figure out what someone is trying to really say.
  • Renie taught me the 5, 10, 15 minute trick when you are listening to your child wail themselves to sleep and you just can't bear it.

I am sure there are others that I have forgotten. As they come to me, I'll post them. Thanks to all for making my life easier!