I've just been letting things slide in so many areas - my blog included! Our schedule seems really busy, though I know we don't do as much as many home schooling families - but for me, it is getting to be too much. I am looking forward to endings - the ending of soccer and the ending of fall baseball in particular. I want our Saturday's back. I want to clean - thoroughly! I want to decorate for fall before it's gone! I need a nap! There are so many fall projects on my mind and I haven't got the energy to even begin them! I had a horrible week with lower back muscle spasms the week before last and I think that was when I realized that I was pretty much letting everything go to ruin. Nothing like laying around to help you really see the dust and dirt! Our home isn't just untidy, it is in fact, dirty. Grubby hand prints abound and the floors are thick with dust and dog hair. It's time to get busy and tackle this mess! Maybe after a nap?
Over the weekend, I did get some extra rest, and I tackled a few untidy messes, including the pantry, which was thankfully overflowing with staples and sundries bought on sale and stashed quickly away. Now it is tidy and I have better idea of what I am low on and what I need to concentrate on using more quickly. I've also come to realize that my stockpile of chocolate chips (Ghiridelli milk chocolate chips bought on sale at Wal*Mart last November for $1.50 a bag) is dangerously low and rationing has begun! Seriously. It feels so good to look in the pantry and see everything lined up neat as you please. I need to tackle the freezers next since we have another freezer full of beef coming in a couple of weeks and we need to make room.
So for today, it's our regular Monday routine - school, piano, ballet, plus some a dentist visit and vacuuming. Usually the Storyteller has Fall Batting League too, but he has no game scheduled for tonight. It's cool and rainy - the perfect kind of day to stay in and tuck into the work. My goal is to catch up on the ironing by Thursday and be ready for Dreamer's big birthday on Friday! I'll be back with some pictures of our teenager on Friday - until then, have a great week!