But while I was praying over the things that made my day good I realized a lot of things that could have made it bad as well. Then I starting thinking I didn't want to ask God for another day like this, but that I needed to ask Him to help me keep my attitude positive and my motivation for Him.
I had a great day yesterday. Not only because I got to sleep in, but I also got myself up and going easily after that. This has never been an easy task for me, even without kids; most days I am in my jammies all day! I got the dishes done. I did four loads of laundry, folded it and put it away. But I also was finally able to really COOK again! I haven't been cooking our dinners for a while now.
I was able to make my Baked Zitti Casserole which actually feeds us for over three dinners, so two of the dishes are in the freezer. I was also able to get a head start on today's dinner which is Beef and Potato Burritos. Since I was already cutting onion and garlic I set some aside to cook the meat and potatoes for today, and I put it in the fridge.
I am so happy I prepared the meat/potato mix ahead of time because grilling those twenty burritos took a while. I DO like that twenty burritos is a lot for my family, so I put half of them in the freezer for yet another meal! :)
I also planned ahead again for tomorrow :) Tomorrow will be the Sausage Alfredo Lasagna so I got the meat all cooked in the same pan from grilling the burritos and I layered the lasagna and put it in the fridge. This is extra good because tomorrow we have a birthday party to go to, so who knows if I would have gotten dinner going otherwise!
I think this is how I always want to cook. It makes loads of sense! Especially with four little ones around :). Thank You Lord for the inspiration!