Between my desk job and my smartphone, I have actually been on technology overload lately. Sometimes it feels luxurious to unplug and get back to basics, as ridiculous as that sounds (since, obviously, access to technology is a privilege, and whining about it invading your life is a total developed-world complaint). All the same, I’ve been enjoying reading actual books and writing with a pen as a break from my usual habits.
Last week, I decided to shake up the medium I used for meal planning.
Instead of the iPhone Notes app, I’ve started whipping out my old-school composition notebook and a pen. Something about the additional white space and the act of pen-to-paper writing has been inspirational, and it has greatly improved my organization. I receive my weekly CSA email on Thursdays with a list of the likely contents, so I have started making my plan for the following week that same day. Here is next week’s:
I have truly abysmal handwriting for a grown-up. Sorry. Anyway, my old method was just a quick list of what I planned to cook that week. This one has me write it out day by day, which makes a big difference for some reason. I’m a visual learner, so I think this method is better for me because, in part, it lets me see exactly how much I need of ingredients for each meal.
I’m still making my shopping lists on my phone, since that seems to work best, but I am a convert to the physical act of writing my plan down, at least for now.
And so this post isn’t too boring, check out this adorable picture of Poppy sleeping behind the curtains:
That spot of orange on her neck is from lying on her carrots when she eats them. Ha! It is her personal mission to destroy everything in the apartment, but she’s so cute that we’ve decided not to prepare her for stew meat.