If you read the blog yesterday you probably laughed b/c I made no sense! I was tired (all I had energy to do was google YouTube videos of Spaghetti Cat). I still am. I might do something I've not done in ages... go to bed before 11 but I'm just tired.
I woke up this morning and I realized my head was killing me! I had totally hit my proverbial wall. We have had a lot of family stuff going on (we are doing fine but trying to help those close to me has been taxing). We also have had a lot of changes in the last month. Miriam was gone for 2 wks, Harm's school ended, he started Summer Camp, Rachel's treatment is more intense, we moved, etc. etc. The final straw is the framing crew next door framing a new home. I'm glad it is sold and our company is doing well but the 6:30 am- 7am wake up call for the last few days is making me postal b/c I work late into the night.
So today I started getting things in order better to simplify our home.
I have a chore board for Harmon and underneath it I have a dry erase board with chores for us adults to do. That way I know for sure the basics are getting done in the house and everything important is cleaned every couple of weeks.
I also have made a renewed effort to keep track of finances. I got a jolt seeing people who are very close to me and I care for; close to retirement and really struggling. So I really want to make sure we are being more careful and be more diligent saving. We are doing fine right now but I was reminded that things can turn around quickly.
Having Chris help me with meals is already a success (see last night's post). Tonight we made French Toast for dinner. Not exactly a Top Chef specialty but it was good and it was fun to do it together. We are going to start making lists and yes menus so that I'm not always going back and forth from the stores.
Finally because my wonderful nanny, Miriam and I were discussing and we want to limit the kid's early intervention and services to one appointment a day. She is right, the kids need time to be kids and we are going crazy balancing everyone's services. My mother who just started summer break wants to come help us out also a little bit. This will be a treat to have an extra set of hands once in a while before she has to go back to work.
Hopefully these changes will give me more time to get important things done: LIKE SLEEP! Also I would love to start having hobbies again and maybe go back to school for a graduate degree eventually. I'm realizing though that if I don't get more organized these things will be more like fleeting dreams and I will continue being so exhausted by the end of the day that watching YouTube videos of Spaghetti Cat is all I have energy for.