Memorandum Monday - 25th January 2016 - Be PreparedJoining in with Sian's Memorandum Monday.
Yes I am a Guider and have been for almost 15 years, but don't always live by the motto 'Be Prepared' but this weekend I learnt the value of planning. It so makes for an easy life.
I know I have a really, really busy couple of weeks coming up - next week I am going to Tate Modern (something I vowed I would never do) on a school trip with the sixth form girls. I also have things to do for the school production of We Will Rock You. Next Saturday, I am working setting up the lights and sound system ready for the technical rehearsal on Sunday, which I am also required for. Then the week after there are the performances.
My forward planning started on Friday when I went to The Range to source something to make with my Rainbows this evening - usually a job left until Sunday. As we are doing the butterfly badge I found some beautiful sparkly foam butterflies and lolly sticks to make bookmarks with and then on Saturday found some stick on gems in Asda to pretty them up.
On a roll with the forward planning - Saturday saw me planning and making the class I am teaching at my crop on the 6th February thinking that, although I don't have the photos yet as it is a Month in 5 for January, if I don't get a chance next week I will be stressing about getting it done.
I then prepared Monday's dinner in advance, on Sunday when I prepared Sunday's dinner, so that I can come home from Rainbows and slap in in the AGA and it will be ready in a trice, preventing me snacking on the wrong things whilst I prepare and cook.
Apologies for blurry photo from my cook book - meal in fridge
All of this has paid off as I got an email, with some very exciting news which I can't divulge yet, but which means I need to find some time to make something quickly and because I have been well prepared I can easily find that time.
Reason to be Cheerful:
Accepting that the next two weeks are going to be manic and preparing in advance for it.