Saturday, August 23, 2008

And the schedules start...

I have mixed feelings about going back to school this year. We need the income, but I was so incredibly spoiled being home all summer long. I had a clean house, good meals cooked, and quality children time. But the time has come for school to start again. Part of me is glad. I love structure and schedules. I am a stickler for them and operate so much better knowing what my time frame for the day is. Me and the hubster sat down and scheduled our chores in the calender as well as when to work out...we are both working on that one. I just email Kristin my schedule for the kids since she will be watching them part-time. I wrote lists of my meals and what I need for the store. I was in schedule bliss this week.

I still have a few loose ends and am feeling a bit overwhelmed at everything that needs to be done over the next months and seasons, but I know it will get done in a timely and orderly manner (thanks to my schedule). I wasn't able to finish all my projects for the summer...the basement is still a mess, my rooms didn't get painted, and everything is not in perfect order...but I know that my kids had fun with me home and I enjoyed every minute making memories with them, unscheduled.

Happy back to school everyone!


grayburn said...

Hey! Ry and I want to know if there is room in your new schedule for fun time... if so, please schedule us in :).

XOXO from Milwaukee!

Chicago Momma said...

We are going to need to schedule in some mall time after work or on the weekends some day! I think I may go through withdrawal!

Kristen said...

I totally understand thriving on a schedule. Funny how I don't get things done when I don't have one. Glad you got to have a great summer with your adorable kiddos! And happy new school year!

By the way, any good meal suggestions? I am always looking for new ones. I menu plan for the week on Sunday night and do the shopping for the week on Monday. We could share recipes!