If you’ve been with us for awhile, you might remember last year when we did a little for fun challenge on April Fools Day. We both picked some things we have been putting off for awhile, and committed to getting them done on April Fools Day – we didn’t want to be Food Storage Fools….(corny – a little – but you’d be surprised how productive you can be when you know you have to report your results back to a bunch of blog readers). We challenged our readers to join in the fun, and a lot of you had some great success in accomplishing nagging tasks you had been avoiding getting done as well…
So, let’s do it again! What have you been putting off? What do you want to commit to getting done on APRIL FOOLS DAY this year. It doesn’t have to be big, just do something, and know that you’re in good company.
We’re going to go ahead and look at our 2011 New Years Resolutions to inspire us in what we want to do.
- I’m going to READ the gardening book Jodi got me for Christmas and make a game plan. I’m not committing to buying and building a whole garden on April Fools Day, I’m just going to read the book and make a plan – I’m a big believer in setting attainable goals.
- Last year during our 7 Day Challenge, I was really good about filling out the report cards each day. A few months ago I went on a big productive spurt and got all my food purchased that I was missing from my report cards. Something I didn’t do was buy all the emergency cooking fuels and tools I would need. I’m going to go ahead and finish buying the stuff that is on my list -even if it means going to stores I don’t normally go to to get things like dutch ovens, and special pots etc. I really need to do this, because this summer I have a goal to cook without power at least once a week- but that’s another story- let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
- My two tasks go hand in hand. First off, I had made a goal to get new shelves and completely re-organize my storage room. Well I got the new shelves (yay!), pulled everything off of the old shelves, and sort of have a haphazard mess down in the basement. I am going to finish getting everything onto the new shelves and organize it all and do an updated inventory (I know I am short on some non-food items). On a good note I did already do all the long term and water portions of my reorganization.
- As I started my reorganization project and moved my storage onto new (and bigger) shelves I was forced to admit that I have been horrible about replenishing ever since I had my baby (who is now 9 months). aaach. A while back I decided I wanted to re-do my three month supply spreadsheet since I discovered how awesome it is to can chicken and beef. I have a whole new world of recipe ideas I can now include in my plan. I am going to finish up that revised calculator, and then hit up my Deals to Meals subscription to find all of the best sale prices over the next few weeks and make a shopping plan. This is perfect timing because it is CASE LOT SALE season here in Utah. Hurray!
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING ON APRIL FOOLS DAY?
Leave a comment on the blog or on Facebook and commit to getting something done with us!
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder