Monday, September 19, 2011

Hitting our stride...

I feel like we are finally getting our school year routine in sync. We had a bit of a hiccup when we were hit with the plague, but now everyone is healthy and more or less happy. Also I killed myself cleaning most of the house last week and now that it's clean I am determined to keep it that way. We started our daily chore chart again, which works really well for our family... as long as I am staying on top of making sure everyone does it. I dream of a day when I won't have to constantly nag, harp, cajole and beg my children to help with the housework. And then I think back to my childhood and realize that that day will most likely come once they leave home and start keeping house for themselves. C'est la vie.

But back to now, today was one of those days where I was sitting on my couch at 6:30, in a clean living room no less, folding my second batch of laundry for the day and smelling homemade lasagna deliciousness baking in the oven and I thought, "I am on fire today!" I even got in an early morning workout, got everyone to school on time, did some grocery shopping, and took a nap. (To be perfectly honest, the nap was sort of non-optional due to the early morning workout, I probably couldn't have not taken a nap if my life depended on it.) I've also decided to start a new evening routine with set times for relaxing after school, homework, reading time before dinner (ha! novel concept), and dinner. We've reached that stage of life where it's just getting busy, especially with both kids in different schools, and I need to be more organized and prepared. I've discovered over the summer that I thrive on routine and structure as much as my kids do. But I think I'll  have to keep a dash of "flying by the seat of my pants"... just to keep things interesting.


Day one of our new evening routine went well, except for the part where Jake realized that he forgot to bring home his homework. But dinner tasted as delicious as it smelled, and was served right on time. I'm posting early enough that I can now spend the next fifteen minutes tucking my children into bed and then relax with my husband for a couple of hours before turning in before midnight. Yup, I am on FIRE today!

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow! I'm speechless. Send some of that fire my way!

Sandra & Brent said...

You go girl. Everyone should have an "on fire" day once in awhile. Even two in a row. Mine was more of a "slow burn" kind of a day!

Emilie said...

Awesome! Let's start a freezer meal club.

April Weeks said...

I could feel the sizzle coming up the hill to my house.

Dinee said...

I'm jealous. I am going to do a freezer meal thing with Trissy if you want in.