Tuesday, June 26, 2007

We're feeling better!

Update on us: we are healthy finally! We stayed home all week and just tried to avoid any extra germs....and let the antibiotics work. Thank you for your prayers and for the encouragement. It was kinda lonely there for awhile, and I honestly haven't blogged because I am so bored I can't even think of anything to write about! Sad, isn't it?

I did get back on track with managing my home though. With everything that has been going on this spring, I have felt just a little bit more behind every day. The laundry pile. The toilets. The ring around the tub. The icky inside of that microwave... sigh. It just wasn't pretty. And my husband can attest, I am a much saner person when I have a plan. So since we were watching lots of Dora the Explorer this week, I planted myself on the couch in between my boys and typed out a schedule to keep me on task. If you're familiar with it, I used a format similar to Motivated Moms, in a Word document, and just adjusted it to fit my usual schedule. And it is working so well! I got every bit of laundry done and the toilets are clean...and I had time to read to the boys and fix yummy dinners too!

Are any of the rest of you *schedule* people? Or do you like your freedom? What has been working for all of you homemakers?

Also, Dave is traveling for work this week, so the boys and I decided to visit my mom in Oklahoma for a few days. Ruth and Austin are living here now while Nate is in pilot's training for a few months, so it has been great to spend some time with them before they move to Alaska. Pictures to come!


andyandjenica said...

Glad to see you back! Maybe the Lord knew you needed a lay low sort of week after so much craziness.
I am somewhere in the middle with schedule/freedom...I want to be more schedule. My cleaning is on NO schedule (laundry is somewhat), I clean something when I see it's bad (like I just cleaned the downstairs toilet because of too much little boyness) or before we have company. Since we have ppl over often that keeps my house on decent tract. This is NO help to anyone!
Have fun with Ruth and your mom!

dave & rachel said...

Jenica, I agree...the Lord knows exactly what we need, and sometimes He just has to force me to slow down. :) It was good. But like you, that is how my cleaning was going, just out of dire necessity. And with boys, the toilets were baaaaaaaad. They pretty much need to be wiped down every day, don't you think? We are working on aim, but I'm sure you know how it goes. :)

Anyway, that kind of stuff drives me totally nuts! Hopefully I'll be able to keep this schedule up.

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