Thursday, September 19, 2013

Going for more

That's what I would like to do - go for more. I'm referring to what I get accomplished around here. I've got a long list of things I would like to do and changes I would like to make. We haven't done much of anything around here since moving in other than a few minor things like hanging hooks. Now that the kids are in school and our new business is taking off well, I would like to start being more productive. I've done well at everyday cleaning and keeping the place tidy. Now it's time to do more. :)

So my thought is to work on one room at a time till I get them all done. My goal is to complete one in a months time. There are three key points for each room: purging and organizing, repairs and changes, and deep cleaning. I've decided that the bathroom will be the first Room of the Month and start in October.

I've already started thinking about what needs to be done in there. The linen closet needs some tidying up (too many bottles that are less than half full). The room needs some towel bars and a toilet paper holder.

So anyone want to join me? I'm going to make a worksheet up so I can have my lists hopefully this week.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting the hang of it

A new school year always brings new routines. We've been at it for over a week now and I think we're starting to get the hang of it. The kids were home sick for two days so it is still kind of hard to tell. We haven't been having any issues so far and haven't missed the bus (knock on wood).

I finally got a "day" to myself too to see what it's going to be like. Guess what. I kinda like it. ;) I was able to get some extra cleaning done at my own speed and without any interruptions. How lovely! I've been out grocery shopping with out any extra little people and it's nice too.

Do you still have little ones under feet all day? Do you enjoy the freedom of spending the day by yourself? Are you getting things accomplished?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

It's Fall!

Holy crap! Where did the Summer go? I thought it was going to be a long one. We didn't have much planned and we had a couple extra kids here for 6 weeks. But the time flew by and here we are... Fall. Crazy!

I think we're all ready for school. We went and did some shopping a few weeks ago. I don't have lists from the classes yet but there's always the things they need every time (like indoor shoes, back packs and lunch pails, and a change of clothes for the little ones). My daughter starts in her Grade 2 class tomorrow and then my son starts JK on Friday. Something else that's new for us is that the kids will be going on the bus. It will be interesting to not be taking kids to and from school like we had been doing.

I can't wait to get into a routine for myself. I'll be busy with our own business, taking care of the house, cooking meals, etc. I'm hoping though that I'll be able to manage my time better. There are lots of things that I've been wanting to do like expand more of my knitting into a small business, moving some plants around outside, and do some minor renovations around the house.

Plans, plans, plans... There seems to be a lot but I'm sure I'll get some of it worked out. I'm just going to take it one step at a time and see where things go. Hopefully I'll be happy with it all in the end.

Wish me luck!