It’s been a long day and I’m scrambling to finish everything in order to get in bed by 11 pm. Rachel and I ran errands after church. We didn’t get home until the middle of the afternoon. We did some returns, bought 1/2 price calendars at Barnes and Noble, shopped at Target and then got some groceries on our way home. It was fun! I like having a shopping buddy.
The afternoon was spent tidying up for our Bible study company, working on school schedules and keeping the kids quiet so Tim could nap. I didn’t do so well on that last one. I think Joshua vacuumed right outside the door while Tim was sleeping.
During fellowship hour at church, the boys wrestle on one side of the room…
I am working on a Excel spreadsheet for our daily schedule. As I go through all the subjects required for each child, I see over and over they need time WITH ME! There’s only one of me and five of them! They have me outnumbered. I don’t see a place in the schedule for hours of blogging and frivolous internet surfing. Sigh.
Monday is a time of true fresh starts (or re-starts) for us.
- School begins
- Back to regular exercising at the YMCA
- Healthy eating for the whole family – more veggies, less sweets, better planned meals
- Return to my eating plan – recording food, cutting back on calories, aiming for losing NOT gaining
- New school schedule and chore charts for the kids
- Renewed commitment to daily Quiet Times – Bible reading and prayer
- Consistent bedtimes for the kids and early to bed for me
Can I get some coffee to go with this new well-ordered life? I have a feeling I’m going to need it.
…and the girls giggle and visit on the other.
Tim’s lunch is all prepared, including his breakfast pancakes for the week (extras stored in Ziploc bags), the dishwasher is running, the kids are in bed, and I am almost finished with our schedule for tomorrow. I have a plan for staying on track (mainly it involves shutting down my email and blog during school hours) and am ready to attack the new semester with enthusiasm.
Thanks for all your kind words about the blog, our little family and my personal quest for healthy habits (including sleep). It means so much to us to have your encouragement and support.
Project 366 – Day 6
I think I accidentally labeled yesterday as Day 6 when it should have been Day 5. That’s what happens when you post after midnight, you get your days confused. No longer! (Yeah, right, we’ll see about that)