11 July 2011

Back to "normal"?

Our house guest left today.  There are no more major comings or goings planned for the forseeable future.  I am making some, albeit small, progress decluttering and organizing around the house.  My 13yo son is working a few more LEGO camps, and my 15yo daughter is babysitting two days a week until the public schools start back.  We have seven weeks until we begin History Quest.  It is time to get into a routine.  My first step is to get myself and the kids to bed earlier.  Now, my children have never gone to bed at 7 or 8 o'clock, but these past weeks they have all been staying up until the wee hours of the morning!  I need to get back to my early morning rhythm of prayer and a walk.  I also want to pare back the time we all spend in front of various screens.  I hope to go to our neighbourhood pool 2 or 3 mornings a week.  I want to start reading aloud again, and I would like to have some creative art time on the afternoon that I do not have to work.  These seem to be realistic goals, so I hope I will be able to persevere.

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Funny ~ we've started the less than 100 day countdown to my daughter's wedding. The dining room is wedding central...and I have a feeling we're gonna loose most of the house to this endeavor before we're done! I have to be careful to enjoy the process and not hope for the post-visitor, post celebration 'clean it all up and get it back to normal' feeling I catch myself wishing for!!