Step 1: Pay the bills. Because having bills hanging over your head is not fun and makes for a grumpy mommy.
Step 2: While you are paying the bills, bribe your children with hot cocoa if they will clean their rooms while you are paying the bills. This mostly works
Step 3: While you are paying the bills, realize that the thing you hate most is slowly stirring out the lumps in the mix. Decide to use the coupon Amazon sent you to try the new two hour delivery and purchase a flour sifter to make the cocoa with.
Step 4: Eat lunch as a celebration for having finished the bills and for the fact that the delivery worked and you now own a flour sifter.
Step 5: Look at your kitchen and realize that there is no way you can function in such a disaster. (Remember it had been a bad week last week.) So decide it needs to be cleaned first.
Step 6: Admire you newly cleaned kitchen. Ahhhh...
Step 7: Start to make the cocoa mix and realize you have no powdered sugar. Go to the store to get some.
Step 8: Fill the van up with gas. This is necessary because otherwise you won't make it to the store to get powered sugar.
Step 9: Let children start making hot cocoa.
Step 10: Realize how much dried milk and cocoa powder it takes to triple the recipe and change the amount of those items on the bulk order you are working on.
Step 11: Look at the time and realize you must start dinner now, or it will not be ready. Put lentils in a pot and turn on the heat.
Step 12: Boil water and fill everyone's mugs.