the new normal

oh my word, i am loving our days! about 2 months ago, atticus really settled in to a pretty predictable daily schedule, (as well as started sleeping through the night consistently) and my life has been a bed of roses since.

well, pretty much.

this is what an ideal average day looks like:

7:30: wake up, feed atticus, misc. morning routine.
8:30: go on walk, memorize scripture.
9:30-11:00: atticus naps, i read my bible, shower, pick up the house, etc.
11:00: atticus eats a snack, random play time.
12:00: atticus eats lunch, random play time, run errands.
2:00-3:30: atticus naps; i read, research, or relax.
4:00: atticus eats, i start getting the kitchen ready to make dinner
5:30: todd and i eat, hang out as a family
8:00: atticus eats and goes to bed
8:00-10:00: todd and i hang out together

awesome. i love having a predictable schedule, especially staying home. your days can get all jumbled together and you don't know which end is up sometimes.

on top of a daily routine, we also have a predictable week:

monday: grocery shopping (every other week), cleaning, hospitality
tuesday: SABBATH!!
wednesday: bible study (every other week) OR library; special projects
thursday: yoga, shane and rita (jehovah's witnesses) come over, family night
friday: laundry, plan menu/shopping trips (if nec.), organize coupons, lisagrace comes over, garage sales
saturday: garage sales, church, out to eat OR super simple meal
sunday: misc. ministry, connection group

not that all of that gets done every week, but it's nice to have a goal. i'm working hardest on streamlining our days, especially cleaning/grocery shopping days. cleaning is going well (i have gotten to the point where i can clean both bathrooms in 12 minutes total) but since i only make one major shopping trip per month, and one supplementary (milk/produce) trip, the first trip takes a LOT of time...working on that.

anyway, not that anyone cares, i just am feeling really good about FINALLY getting to settle into a sense of normality!!!


Mrs. Alsbury said...

i care! and i'm so super happy for you! just think, it's about to get even MORE normal when todd gets to be home with you EVERY evening! hooray for that!

also, lovin' that sabbath of a tuesday!

sarah said...

i hope that happens to me sometime soon. i'm a tad jealous...:)