It’s been a busy week, but I managed to stay mostly on track. I broke the going-to-bed rule a couple of times, but still managed to keep the days reasonably together. I’ve been kicking myself a little bit feeling like if I don’t demonstrate orderly routine to my kids that they won’t know how to get to work on time when they grow up. But then I get a dose of reality and realize our lives for the last few months have been a bit exceptional. We are in the midst of moving internationally, after all.
- Go to bed at 10:00. As I said, I transgressed a couple of times this week, but for the most part, I kept it together. Late nights or
lazydisorganized mornings meant only three days of exercise this week, but I still ended the week lower on the scale, and feeling good about where my exercise is going. I’ve even been adding a new habit to my life: getting up even earlier to write at www.750words.com.
- Spend at least an hour a day purging and sorting. I am proud to say that there are areas on my desk where the surface is actually visible. I also deconstructed our homeschool space and sorted my summer clothing (the kids’ clothing is already sorted). I don’t think I’m being delusional when I report that we are more ready for this move than all the ones that have gone before it.
- Keep homeschool time sacred. This has been accomplished mostly by trimming homeschool time to the essentials two days a week, and keeping the other days focused. We touch every subject once a week, but not necessarily even every other day. I thought I would hate this, but turns out, we all LOVE it. We may be onto something here…