28 January 2011

Back to Normal Next Week

I have high hopes for the next few weeks. The boys finally go back to school on Friday of next week and Little Miss starts kindergarten (preschool) on Wednesday. I will finally be able to get into some kind of routine around the house. I am determined to get things under control. I want an organised house. I don't want to rush around tidying things when I know someone is coming over. I don't want to be embarrassed when someone shows up without calling first. I'm hoping all that will come together in the next couple of weeks.

I'm still not sure exactly how I'm going to do things, but I know I am going to do something, and that has to be better than nothing. Right? Right!

I'll have Monday and Wednesday mornings, and Thursday afternoon to myself or get started. I think I'm going to use Friday as my grocery shopping day. It's always been Monday or Tuesday in the past, but I'm finding that we're running out of food by the weekend and then eating junk. I'm going to get more serious about my menu planning, too. I don't think we've stuck to a single menu plan I've done. We've come close a few times, but something has always come up. I'm hoping that that doesn't happen too often any more. I figure if I plan a seven day menu, at least I have all the ingredients for those meals, no matter when I actually serve them. At least, that's my plan.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Send me links, send me advice, you can get my email address from my blogger profile, feel free to email me :)


  1. Ahh. Good luck with that. Children AND a tidy house AND meals neatly planned and executed? Is that even possible? For me, when I feel like my house is a wreck, I pick one room to clean. And I make sure it is clean every night after the kids go to bed. And then after a week or two, I add another room to the list. And by week or two, I mean months. Its nice to wake up to at least one clean patch.

  2. Sarah, it sounds like you are doing just fine on your own. The only advise I have is not to overpack one day with chores and activities. I've learned when that happens, nothing gets done. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary