Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our New Old Routine

is wearing me out! I hadn't realized how truly relaxed our summer schedule had been until the kids went back to school. I know I hadn't been getting as much work done of any sort, so I was kind of looking forward to the return to routine. I could finally have more time free to "get stuff done".

Here we are: week two of school. I'm up at the crack of dawn to have a quiet time and workout and... Well, I get up and have that quiet time and then get everyone fed and off to school. Then it's back home to finish up move the load of laundry to the dryer and get started on cleaning up from breakfast. Then I fold the laundry, move the laundry upstairs and work on some writing make lunch. After lunch it's time to read to the Uber-Princess before her rest time and then in to my office to make some phone calls put away the laundry and pick up toys. By the time all that is done my watch tells me I need to be walking over to school to pick the girls up. So I do that and after a half hour of watching them play on the playground gabbing with other moms, I head the gang home for the after school routine. While LMH and Timid Daughter work on homework I'm busy working on favors for an upcoming baby shower emptying the dishwasher and fixing dinner.

All too soon the day is over. But that's okay, because I can look around my immaculate much lived-in home while I drink a soothing cup of tea plain glass of non-fat water. By then I'm feeling ready to work on a couple dozen masterpiece scrapbook pages fall into bed.

5 musings:

Llama Momma said...

Wow...you have quiet time in the morning before school? Impressive.

I'm up at the crack of dawn to guzzle coffee, pack lunches, and get myself showered and dressed before feeding the crew and heading out to school.

Phew.

It's like a full day's work all by 8 o'clock!!

A Musing Mom said...

LM - maybe it's that full day's work before 8am that makes the rest of the day seem so unproductive to me. We moms rock, don't we?!

Beth said...

Ahh! You sound like me!!!!

L.L. Barkat said...

I love the rhythm of the year... summer's lazy days and the way things drift, then fall's crisp change and the structures that give us root once again.

(Aside: I tagged you, for better or worse. :)

A Musing Mom said...

Beth - then it must be a good thing. : )

LL - rhythm. That's what makes it all beautiful, isn't it? The cycle of our days.

Thanks for the tag!