Wednesday, October 20, 2010
working it out
So, on Sunday night I sat down with my planner to figure out what my weeks would look like now. I needed to know when I would get to the things I need to do...and that brought up the question, what do I need to do?
For the past 2 1/2 years I haven't had paying work. I've worked for me and my fam and I had a great deal of freedom deciding how I was going to spend my time. And, I have to say, these past 2 1/2 years have not been boring ones. I've not been sitting around with 20 extra hours a week, wondering what to do. So something had to budge, but what?
It was easier for me to think about what could not budge. These are things that I need to do:
1. bring Isaac to the playground (just about) every day.
2. feed everyone good food.
3. do not rush, or be late, when picking up Andrew from school.
4. be present to the kids in afternoons for homework, snacks, playtime, etc.
5. don't let the house get too messy/dirty.
6. be creative from time to time.
So, I started with that. I'm doing great with numbers 1 and 2. Number 3 needs a little work. Number 4 is the hardest one to do, but I've been doing it. Number 5 has been fine...though I'm worried about it staying around. And Number 6 needed totally rescheduling.
My work hours, are flexible, but have crept into what used to be the time when I would make cards and scrapbook and sew. I am doggedly determined to keep doing those things, so Dave and discussed a new addition to our routine. Craft nights! Except Dave won't be crafting. Little booger. Monday and Wednesday nights, after Isaac goes to bed, Dave, Andrew and I sit at the dining room table with projects. We gave it a dry run Monday night and it was great! Tonight is round 2 and we'll see how it goes...but I already know what I want to work on. The question is will I be up to it?
What about you? What do you need to do? What can't budge?
Posted by Dave at 12:11 PM