I didn’t blog yesterday. I clipped, emptied, exercised, fed, ironed, prepared, prayed, taught, wiped, dusted, organized, straightened, changed, cleaned, cleared, photographed, planned, cooked, ate, washed, dried, and folded. I disciplined, encouraged, read and cuddled. I talked, laughed, yelled and repented. And then I fell asleep. But I didn’t blog.
For a few years now I’ve been using on and off, this household management calendar by Motivated Moms. I switch things up every now and then to keep me interested – plain running to do lists in a cheap notebook are my second choice – but usually I find this the most helpful. It would have taken me years and my sanity to design a personalized control journal this well thought out. Well, now you can get it as an app or the usual downloadable, printable pdf. An app! I’m not much of a technology person, but this is so fun. Yes, I guess homemaking must be my calling if I think a chore planning system is fun.
Anyway, it’s been a couple of months since I had any kind of structure to my cleaning routine and it walloped me to get back into the swing of things. I did manage to sleep the well-deserved sleep of the hard-working. Bonus, I’m exercising again because it’s on the list. Bonus bonus, I’m up before the kids enjoying a quiet cup of coffee. Bonus bonus bonus, my husband came home from work one night and said, “I see that you’ve really been keeping up with everything – I hope that’s because you’re feeling better. Anyway, I just want you to know that I noticed and I appreciate it. ” Awwww.
This is part of Jennifer Fulwiler’s 7 Posts in 7 Days insanity so you can check out the other participants and look forward to more of my blather this week.