Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Reflections on Monday
It was one of those nasty, frustrating, difficult days.
After we have breakfast and I get my daughter out the door to school (which will happen Thursday) my morning routine is:
Swish and swipe the bathrooms (5 minutes)
Wash breakfast dishes, put them away once dry. (10 minutes)
Sweep through the house and pick up and put away for 15 minutes.
Pick up master bedroom and put things away. (5 minutes)
Laundry: fold a load, transfer one, start one. (10 minutes)
Review my calendar and to-do list. (10 minutes)
Then, I allow myself some computer time as a "carrot."
Today, the goal was to implement it. But, it took all day to do this hour-long routine. All day! Every step I took was backwards.
As a result, it looks as though a couple of teenaged theives ransacked the place.
I think I expect myself to do too much on Mondays, though.
Hub's Work Food Prep:
Prepare for husband's work week:
1) make muffins
2) make granola bars. (This should shift to Sunday, as my daughter should take one in her lunch, too.)
3) make either a large pot of soup or a huge bean salad.
I got the muffins baked.
The MM list schedules the vacuuming of the main floor of the house on Mondays (among other things). It makes for a very heavy day. I think I'll just make an executive decision to transfer all those items to Tuesday's list. It's what I do anyway--though I feel "behind."
I didn't get any of the items done on Monday's list. I didn't even look at it!
But we did get our homeschooling done. I did a bit of puttering in the yard, and ironed three summer shirts (while watching the pilot episode of the British show Touching Evil. My husband picked it up from the library yesterday.)
Sorry for the downer of an entry. Some days just don't go well.