Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What the Cluttered Family is Doing This Week

Phew! Just got back from a week visiting family up north. It was great to see everyone, but traveling with two little ones is always tiring! Luckily, Duckie and Little Man are good travelers, but even so, I'm exhausted!
I know I said I was going to start back to blogging next week, but then I realized that this week will be filled with a lot of prep work for the coming month(s) and I wanted to share the prep plans with you. Diesel and I really need to (re)lay our groundwork so that we can hit the ground running on Monday. So, we'll be:
  • Revising our budget in an effort to get back on track (we're WAAAAAAAAY off our budget). Our focus is on paying off our debt and making it so that I will be able to go down to part-time work within the year.
  • Creating a daily/weekly/monthly schedule for our family so that we're able to make better use of our time. I'm currently looking at magnetic white boards that I can customize so we can have a big visual reminder of what we're up to.
  • Making a Monday through Friday chore schedule so we can have weekends free to do the activities we would like to do (like hiking, camping, etc.), instead of trying to pack all our chores and errands into Saturday and Sunday. We will also be making Little Man his own chore chart, as he is old enough to start helping with the care of the house a little.
  • Formulating a schedule for exercising. Diesel and I are both plumper than we would like (yes, I know I'm only 2 months post-partum, but none of my clothes fit. I'm not looking to squeeze into a bikini, but I would like to have a few more choices in my wardrobe!). With an infant and a preschooler, we need to really set aside specific times for exercising. As much as we'd like to be able to workout together, until Duckie is a little older and able to be put on a sleep schedule, we're looking at his & hers workout times.

So that is what we're up to this week. Well, that and getting everything ready for Duckie's baptism & reception on Sunday, entertaining out of town family & friends, working extra jobs (Diesel, not me), and juggling the demands of a 3 year old and a 2 month old. Oh, and we were out of town for half the week, so really we just have Thurs-Sun to do all this. Good times! :)

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