I promised myself I wouldn’t let this day over without blogging. I know it’s been almost two weeks since my last blog, but please bear with me as these past few days were super busy. With my full-time job, the girls are back to school, and doing my part-time job (exchange students), my previous weeks were a little bit out of control. I tried to write my blog at work but for some reason, it’s either I was hit by writer’s block. But I’m hoping starting today, I’ll be back on track. To be honest with you, I haven’t done writing (for my second book) or reading as much as I wanted to except Amy Morin’s upcoming book in mid-September (because I’m part of her launch team).
I expected this situation I have every weekdays. Busy and tired. Just to let you know, my husband and I are both working full-time. I only work on weekdays and he works from Monday through Saturday. At work, we have an hour lunch. I do my errands during that time because I have to pick up the girls from daycare. If I’m running late or have to meet an exchange students/host family after work, our neighbor is always there to help us. But sometimes when my husband gets off work early, he picks up the girls so I don’t have to. This is our setup. It takes a little while to get used to it, but we’re working on it.
I love an organized home but most of the time, our house becomes a little bit chaotic. I lost tracking my time for a few days now, which makes me feel bad. I want to be productive and my day is always in order. I can’t even find my notepad (misplaced?) for that. So on weekdays, I start my day before 6 a.m. and ends at 10 (or 10:30) p.m. if there are some things I have to finish like typing this. Although I’m not a clean freak, I always love to see our home neat and clean before we go to bed. I feel my mind is in turmoil when I see our messy house in my head. Tonight, I finished the dishes, did the laundry, and swept the floor. I did it because it would help me to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing morning.
To make our day easier, we always have our clothes, book bags, shoes, and my lunch bag ready the night before. It can be stressful when you do those things in the morning. Also, the girls take a bath the night before while I do it in the morning and we have a “mud room” where their book bags, sweaters, and shoes (photo above) are by the kitchen door. It saves us time when they know all they have to do in the morning is to grab those before heading out the door.
I make breakfast too because we enjoy sitting together at the table in the morning and at night. These past few days too, my husband has been joining us eating breakfast which we like because, hey, it’s nice and we save money too!
I’m also working on going to bed before 10 p.m. so that I can wake up between 5-5:30 a.m. I got used to wake up 6 a.m. or after (result of staying home for one year!).
Anyway, I want to thank you for checking my blog event though it wasn’t updated with new post. My busy time of the year was over (placing exchange students) and now, everything will be back to normal.
I hope you’re having a fantastic start of the week!