- Spending an afternoon in the kitchen. It was relaxing, and we got some fabulous granola out of the bargain.
- Actually planning out my food storage instead of just aimlessly buying extra of this and that.
- Listening to the kids when they talk to me.
- Writing down a few things I want to get done each day.
- Having Tiger Lily help me tidy up the living areas of the house before she gets to play each morning.
- Being consistent in enforcing that Red Chief complete all of his responsibilities each day. It gets easier the longer I enforce it, but if I let it go for a day, it's like starting all over again.
- Walking Red Chief home from school each day. It's unbelievably cold, but the fresh air is good for all of us.
- Having Family Home Evening on the same subject for a whole month. The kids are definitely thinking about honesty more now that we've talked about it for three weeks straight!
- Wrapping up in a blanket to combat the cold. Activity is much more effective.
- Letting the bathroom go too long before cleaning it.
- Neglecting Tiger Lily's hair. Neither of us likes doing it much, but she looks so much more civilized when it's done—and I need the practice of doing it every day, since it's not really my strong point.
- Not reminding Red Chief to complete his responsibilities, but just hoping he'll choose to get them done in a timely fashion. Ha ha.
- Staying up too late for days on end.
- Not going anywhere I don't absolutely have to because it is so cold and because the streets have turned into ice-skating rinks. I'm starting to feel a little stir-crazy!
- Adding cornmeal to my regular bread dough recipe. It turns it into a brick! I think I'll try this recipe instead.