Am I the only one who is totally ready to get into "organized" mode?
I LOVE summer, but once it gets to be this time of year, I am so over all of the free time and fun.
Don't get me wrong, I do love "fun". But there is such a thing as too much of it all at once! I need some order in my house!
We are still homeschooling this year, but we are adding two days a week at an exploratory school for my daughter. She is almost as excited as I am about this. The school has all of those fun, hands-on learning activities that I just don't have time for anymore, but that I feel are super important.
Also, two of my boys are moving out by the end of the month, so things they are a changin', and I want to figure out how this will all work.
So, one thing I am doing is getting serious about my schedule. Those two days that Aubry is gone are gonna be work only. And I will be able to get so much done. I am actually really excited about that.
Her and I will also be getting better about doing chores around the house. Chore time has been a little, shall we say, spotty over the summer to say the least.
I have been looking for a daily calendar page that had enough spaces for me to write out my day, but not so many spaces that it's totally overwhelming. It was hard to find something in the middle, but this one works well so far.
I love that there are three spaces for must-do things, but a bunch of spots for things I have to do at some point. That list is always pretty big for me and I will to have it all in one spot. I will use the little blank space on the right side for writing down my exercise goals for the day. I don't know about you, but I am much better about getting things done if they are written down on a list.
I bought this little page at ALL ABOUT THE HOUSE on Etsy for just a few dollars. Rachael was great to work with and she will customize your page will print and color, if you desire.
That's my start at gettin' it together. I still have a lot of planning to do, and once September is here, it's simply time to do it.
Can I secretly say that I can't wait for September for that reason?
Yes, I love my summer, but soon I will be ready for something new.
What about you? Are you feeling the itch to get organized?
I do plan on making some progress in this quilt. My machine broke right in the middle of a quilting spree the other day, so I will resort to my little ol' stand-by. She has always done me good, so I hope for good things.
There are also river adventures and fun with friends in the plans this weekend. A lot of time outdoors will be happening, for sure!
On Saturday we were all in shorts, and sure enough, it snowed on Sunday!
That's spring in Colorado for you!
I got a ton of stuff done around my house this weekend. So many spring-cleaning jobs can be crossed off my list now. Yeah! Of course, right as everyone was leaving, I noticed that the threshold on the back door is falling apart and the door won't even open now. I guess it's on the list for next time. That's the way life works sometimes. Three steps forward, and two steps back.
But that's alright because there is alway next time!
It was fun to pull these pieces out again and start sewing. It's been at least 6 months since I have worked on them Sheesh! Where does the time go?
On Tuesday I will show you the whole quilt top. I can't decide if I love it, or if it's a bit visually stressful. Sometimes it takes the actual quilting to reveal that!
This is a spring cleaning weekend. On Saturday, my house will get the attention and on Sunday a friend's house gets our attention. I do love sharing chores like that, don't you? It actually makes it fun to work!