Monday, January 5, 2009

good to be back

As hard as it was to get up when the alarm clock rang this morning at 6:30, I have to admit, it is nice to be back into a routine...a little structure is nice for everyone.
It was great to see the staff and kids at school this morning. The boys were happy to see their friends too. Especially with the weather as cold as it was over the break, they couldn't get out much to burn off energy.
In an effort to find more balance (my one little word for 2009) between the roles I play in my life, I have gotten back to menu planning. Something I had neglected once I started working full time. It sure was nice to get home from work and not have to think about what I was going to make for dinner. One less thing to worry about!
I also achieved a huge personal goal over the break...I finally got the storage room organized which means Brian can move the wall to make it smaller and consequently the family room bigger...hooray! (it's only something we've been wanting to do since we moved here!)
We also revamped our chore chart and have assigned the boys more household responsibilities. They are not too crazy about it but that's too bad. They are old enough to help out more...especially with me working full time after all these years. Carsyn asked if they were going to get paid and I told him every time he eats, has clean clothes to wear and a warm house to come home to...(he was not impressed at first...lol)
I'll share some pics of our holiday season soon...gotta get them off the camera first!
All in all, 2009 is off to a good start with the promise of good things to come.

5 comments:

Jocelyne said...

Boys have never been happy about more chores but if they're old enough to do it, then so be it. I've made my boys work odd jobs around the house.

Jocie said...

I have to say getting back to a routine really makes me happy!!! I really need to do a menu plan, especially when this baby comes...otherwise we wont eat! LOL

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grover said...

Happy New Year Laura!!
All the best to you and yours!!!

I have to agree..I am much happier too when I can get myself organized so that the work week goes smoother..dinner is always the issue isn't it! I hope to stick to my meal planning too and really take advantage of my crock pot!

I tried to do some organizing too over the holidays..but only managed to tackle my layouts..oy!

(btw that last post was from me..i made a boo boo!)

MonaS! said...

I had a hard time getting out of bed myself the first day, but all in all, I am happy to be back at school. Sounds like you are being really productive - someday I'll be like you!