Saturday, July 9, 2011

There's Organization to this Mess.

My day has very little routine. There are many factors that go into this - my husband's wacky work schedule, my children suddenly wanting to sleep in, my vulnerability to a morning of sleeping in, PREGNANCY, etc. My life in general is a constant cycle of unexpected moments and torn down plans. I am partially used to the chaos and sometimes find refuge in it, but with a new baby on the way and a husband leaving for training - I realize: Chaos Won't Do. As if the lack of my other half but the addition of a new life is not enough to entice my mind further into the realm of insanity, a chaotic, unplanned day will definitely push it over the edge.

So, here I am, almost 27 weeks pregnant, 13 weeks away from my third child's due date and my husband's departure.
And I am looking to organize my life.

Wow. When I write it that way, it's a bit daunting!

About two months ago, I went through every room and closet of this house and purged it of it's excessiveness. Clothes, toys, bedding, furniture... whatever I hadn't used, was given away. Ten extra large black garbage bags later... and my house could use another round of "simplifying". I know that's it's a constant cycle. Birthdays, Holidays, "just because" days, bring in new items that quickly push the older ones into the corner somewhere, to build upon each other until the day of "spring cleaning" arrives. So I am seeing, that although I did take a huge step in organizing... it was just one step.

So, a few weeks ago I opted to try this "Freezer Cooking Day" thing. I can tell you, it was an ALL DAY adventure. BUT, I got quite a few meals and some Cherry Jam out of it, which has been very helpful!

All in all. Here are my ultimate goals. They won't happen tomorrow or even next month, but these are things I want to have set in place.

A. Homeschooling 5 days a week, in the mornings.
B. Dinner planned for every night.
C. Freezer cooking at least once a month.
D. Reorganizing the kids bedrooms so they things are accessible and easy to clean.
E. Downsizing. I don't know where we will live next year, and I don't want to bring all of this "stuff" with me.
F. Being able to clean up my house in less than an hour every day. Of course, unless I'm cuddling a new little baby.

And last but not least: reading my bible

So, here's to removing the mess and finding the organization!

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