Posting has been sparse around here and it's because I've been focused on everything else. And I do mean everything. We're coming to the end of the school year, spring (or more accurately, SUMMER) is in full swing, the kids are busy with stuff, and I'm trying to make a lot of changes to my habits. I have so many, many bad habits and I'm trying to focus on changing them.
About two weeks ago, I reorganized my cleaning rota. I included more things that need to be done and spread everything out over the course of the week. Then, I started tackling those tasks each day. I've had some pretty monumental piles to dig out from under so it's been a slow process to get everything up and running smoothly. This week alone I did 17 loads of laundry because the mountain of dirty clothes was Everest-sized. I'm pushing myself to not only wash and dry the clothing but FOLD IT and PUT IT AWAY, too. Shocking concept, I know.
This is turn means that my bedroom is much neater now (although there is still work to be done - *ahem* the top of my dresser) but getting there was a two hour job.
This same story is repeated all over the house. I'm aiming to keep things more in check so that when I have to pick up a room or do some laundry, it's a task that seems much less overwhelming and will take me much less time.
In the meantime, summer weather is here and with it summer yard work, which is something I am perpetually behind on and clearly suck at. My gardens are nothing but weeds and my lawn gets mowed once for every two times the neighbors mow theirs. So, I've set some goals for what I want to accomplish this spring. They're manageable and I'm working on them. Clearing out weeds, transplanting in ground cover, attempting to make it look like something other than lazy people live here. I don't have a lot of money (read: none) to spend on this so it's all got to be something I can do with what I already have. Luckily, that's mostly true.
On top of that, I'm still trying to stay committed to my exercise goals. This week was less than successful on that front but I've been working my tail off in the house so that has to count for something.
It's shaping up so that the days when Jamie is in daycare and Liam is at school are insanely busy for me. Thursday, while Jamie was at daycare, the first grade classes at Liam's school performed the play "Bugz" for the parents. (Liam was an army ant.) I had a thousand other things to do that day as well as attend (and help set up for) the play. In the end, my schedule looked like this:
|I still don't know how I managed to stay on track, but I did.|
The good news is that I feel progress is being made on most fronts. I still feel like I'm not doing enough yard work (but it's 85 and swampy out! I DON'T WANNA). But, maybe it's like presents and it's the thought that counts. Yeah, I don't think so either.
SO: I'm going to try to make blogging more of a priority - even if they're short little posts or just a picture or two.
In the meantime, enjoy a picture of my kids sitting in a bulldozer at Touch A Truck.