WHILE FROSTING THE new upstairs shower last night, Sheryl had an epiphany. Either that or she was high on the paint fumes. But I digress.
"I want to challenge us for the month of April. You need to stop going to the grocery store every day," she said.
We have an awesome store a mile from the house. The workers are friendly, it's clean and I can usually park close. The problem is that I'm there almost every day at noon - getting lunch, dinner, snacks, stuff. I can't fill a shopping cart more than half full.
"It's such a waste of time," Sheryl pointed out. "We need to make a list and go once a week."
This makes sense and is far more economical. We will eat healthy, too. But it will be a challenge because it involves planning and discipline, something we all struggle with in our daily lives. We can make a million excuses, like being in the store all day and always flying around doing stuff, but they are excuses.
So today we are making a list, and we'll see how far it gets us. It's interesting how the small changes and goals can make such a difference. I will have to plan meals for a week out - thank goodness it's grilling season.