Anti-Procrastination Weekly Update


Weekly Update

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m still giddy about the amazing time that was had both with my extended family and with our own little family. It was so very special this year. I’m not sure why. Maybe because it was at my little sister’s house and she and her hubs have an amazing gift of hospitality. Maybe because I only had to bring the Turkey and my famous Cranberry Sauce. Maybe because I have so very much to be thankful for. Maybe because we saw beloved family members we had not seen in years. Maybe because I continue to slow down and truly give thanks. Yep, it was all those things.

We drove to my sister’s home which is about an hour away. I roasted and carved the turkey early Thanksgiving morning, and savored the quiet morning moments while everyone else was sleeping. I kept the carved turkey in the slow cooker and drizzled it with broth to keep the meat moist while traveling.

We ate around 11, hung out, played games, looked at Black Friday ads and just really enjoyed each others company. I loved taking in the moments. I caught a moment between my sister and my Teagan, sitting on the couch talking and enjoying each others company. Teagan looked so grown up and poised. She is 17 now. Wow.

Another moment was when my nephew who is autistic and in kindergarten, started playing the game with us, even writing down his answers with impressive spelling. It has been amazing to see how far he has come. So much answered prayer!

There was laughter at my Mom who was “warming my backside” by the fire. There was a circle in the kitchen, with hands held and a prayer of thanks before the food. There was great conversation at the table. There was the moment I found my oldest nephew eating and having a tea party with the ‘littles.’ Big cousins loving on little cousins. So. Many. Sweet. Moments.


We were done around 3, so Todd and I took our 3 girls to see a movie. That was so relaxing!

We had a quick Subway dinner then hit the outlet mall that is off the interstate on the ride home. With 3 teens, shopping is VERY FUN and something they love doing, and we knew we would find great deals.

Finding a parking spot was an adventure, we may even have parked illegally–shh! It was so great to have no expectation, no agenda, no time schedule and just be in the moment watching our girls have a blast shopping.  Todd was a super patient Dad, waiting in long lines with amazing deals that my girls found. I think he was thankful for the podcast in his ears that kept him company! Some of the found deals will be wrapped up and kept for “Santa” to give them for Christmas.

I just love this time of year and so look forward to more time with family time at Christmas!


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Weekly Goals

Meal Plan — grocery list +5 meals

Rescue My Home — dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, bathrooms

Dates — my Todd, my girls, one close friend

Do a Pin – Hang Slices of Dried Oranges in Kitchen


Daily To-Do

Spiritual —journalScripture, pray, meditate

Move Body–walk, yoga or strength training

Hydrate + Nutrients –greens & berries, vitamins, water

One Full Load — dishwasher & laundry

Cleaning, Clutter & Computer Zones — living room, study closet clutter, & delete unwanted photos on iPhone


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Specific Goals

Continue reading: Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life & The Broken Way

Want to read: The Magnolia Story

Drop off recycling

Start on Christmas shopping

Rescue landing area

Put empty Christmas bins away

Tackle study


Recipes To Make

Skillet Cranberry Roasted Chicken

Easy Spaghetti Sauce –every week

Brussel Sprout Salad

Crockpot Bone Broth –every week

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


Hall Of Fame Cranberry Sauce — every week until Christmas!

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots (made yesterday! I shared my video on Facebook page!) –done!

Chicken Tikka Masala (Maya Kaimal–so delicious!)

Salmon Patties (Trader Joes)

Instant Pot Beef Stew-done!

Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese



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  • Christine
    November 30, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Have you ever tried the cranberry sauce on toast? Or is it too runny? I am the only one who likes it so I need to have a few different foods to use it with.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      December 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Yes! It thickens up as it cools. I have it on toast every morning. I also love it swirled into my oatmeal or on vanilla ice cream.