Ever wonder what two people who work from home do all day? How we keep on task with all the distractions? Here’s your chance to hear what we do and what it’s like to have jobs where we don’t commute to an office. When you can determine what you’ll do every day, having a set schedule is SO important. Even then things will come up EVERY DAY that try to throw it off. So we’re sharing our schedule (and what actually happened) for a typical weekday to give you an idea, plus our menu plan and some cool new discoveries.
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Work at Home Life
Our Wednesday Routine
One of the things we have every morning is Brian’s homemade cappuccinos/macchiato lattes (we seriously don’t know what to call them!) which we talked more about in Episode 13. You can read more about them and watch a video breaking down the steps here.
We use basic inexpensive cappuccino makers like this and actively look for them at thrift stores. And if you’re into it, Brian also created videos on how to get better foam and what to do if your carafe breaks.
I have been using The Flexible Planner (of course!) and mentioned that I’m trying out theme days and time-blocking. I love being able to switch it up whenever I want, which makes this a truly flexible planner (sorry – my filled-out planner’s not pretty, but it is real!).
I’m finding that concentrating on just one thing a day is helping me to focus better (though it doesn’t always work out like I planned) so I’m going to continue with this schedule for awhile.
Oh, and Wednesdays are Cleaning Night, one of the best things we ever implemented as a family. I highly recommend it!
Weekday mornings always start with 1/4 cup of quick and easy maple-honey almond granola topped with chia and hemp seeds, walnuts, dried cranberries, frozen and thawed berries, and sometimes goji berries (my eye doctor said these are good for eye health). All these additions add fiber and omega-3’s to an already heart-healthy dish. We both LOVE it.
Leftovers for lunch is so easy, so I like to make extra to plan for them. On the dinner menu for Wednesday was Stir-Fry on Baked Noodle Pillows (this time made with chicken instead of shrimp). Planning our dinner menus is one of the best things I can do to save money, my sanity at 5:00, and eliminate food waste. “It’s a good thing.”
This is Really Cool!
Brian- the Will Smith movie Bright. It’s a Sci-Fi/Alternate Reality movie with an interesting look at racial issues (language and violence warning, though).
Jami- Hoopla library app. Easy interface and can immediately download digital items (up to 10 a month).
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