In other super-exciting news, after unintentionally starving the puppy for two weeks ("Read the fine print, Sarah!" Those five words should be highlighted and in bold print on bags of puppy food.), we've adjusted his feedings to the correct amount, and he's gaining weight faster than I'd previously thought possible. He's supposed to be 100 pounds by six months, which is only three months away, and at this rate, I think it might actually happen. Let's just hope he's housebroken by then, or I'm going to have a hard time picking him up mid-stream to carry him outside! Yikes!! He is incredibly sweet and mellow, though, so I can forgive him his little accidents. For now, anyway.
And in other, somewhat-related news, thank you so much for the reader who linked to this blog for me in my earlier post. I am slowly reading through Leila's posts on laundry, housekeeping, and meal planning, and there is so much helpful stuff in there! Bridget and I figure that we should read the blogs of women with at least twice as many children as we have, because those are the women who can't afford to be laid-back about home management. You can let it slide with three kids for a while, but not with 6, 8, or more! (And actually, you can only let it slide for a while with three before you end up bald because you've pulled all your hair out.)
So that's what I've been doing lately. I've been armed with clipboards, spreadsheets, and cleaning supplies, and my children will tell you they've been armed with schoolbooks, dusting rags, and the broom, and things are seeming a lot easier around here. Again, we're only a matter of days into The New Plan, but after years of Failed Plans, I think I might've found a Keeper. Information forthcoming :)
Now, back to menu planning. And speaking of dinner, what are you having? I need some more ideas for my list!