There’s so much happiness to be found in domesticity (for me at least).
Growing up I was never ambitious. I never wanted to have a career, or study. I just wanted to look after my family. I had dreams of living in a country area, having lots of kids, and cooking/baking everything from scratch. The whole cliché of bein g in a farmhouse kitchen, wearing an apron, making bread, collecting eggs from my own hens.
That life didn’t eventuate (although I still have dreams of it).
But my heartfelt desires still remain the same.
I’ve decided that every Sunday is going to be a housekeeping day for me. A day of preparing for the week ahead. Grocery shopping, cooking, washing, cleaning and general organisation.
Mr ISFS and I have dreams of owning our own house one day soon, so we are trying very hard to budget and live frugally.
Today I firstly put together a menu plan for the week, based largely on the fact I can now make my own noodles.
Then I went grocery shopping. I went to our local “asian mecca” and bought lots of lovely quality asian greens, and bones to make broth.
Once I got home I started cooking for the week ahead. I made 3 different batches of noodles. I made beef chow mein for Mr ISFS’s lunch for the next few days. I made a banana bread using up overripe bananas I had. I made taco mince for Master ISFS who has very distinct ideas about what he will and won’t eat for dinner. I cooked spicy pork mince ready for ramen I will make tomorrow night.
In a nutshell I cooked, I baked, I cleaned, and I washed clothes.
And it was one of the best days I have had in a long time.
I felt such a great sense of satisfaction – I achieved so much today for my little family. I feel proud that we are well organised for the work week ahead. And most importantly I have saved us lots of money by cooking everything from scratch – plus it’s much healthier!
It’s days like that that make me truly thankful ♥