I struggle with change, I know change is inevitable but it’s hard to put in the work change brings with it. I look back at my older children, life was so much easier when they were little, their problems were easier to deal with, when they were hungry, when they were arguing with their siblings over a toy, when they were tired, now as adults themselves I sometimes find myself wishing they were younger again.
I always struggle with change of seasons, it’s hard to know what to wear, I’m always struggling at the beginning of every season to know what I wore the last time the weather changed to hot or cold. I LOVE my boots in fact my closet is full of boots, short ones, tall ones, brown ones, not so brown ones, but I always try to hang on to the last of summer at this time of the year, clinging desperately to my Birkenstock sandals one last day before it really gets too cold for my toes to take the chilly weather. This year is no different, when is it too cold to wear my beloved BIRKS?
Sometimes we become complacent in our lives, it’s so easy for me to get back into bed after B and M leave the house at 6.30am, I lay in with my babies, but this usually leads to me not getting things done, I’m always chasing the minutes of the day to get things done… and because of this I have not managed to do any yoga for months, there is never enough time in each day, so this is where my new changes will come into play… it’s time to get my life in order and organized!
I have saved an article on Pinterest, that got me thinking, How to clean a home, I needed a plan of action, so lists are my new organized self best friend, I have devised lists for everything that needs doing in my life. I have a schedule for each day including homeschooling, yoga and meditation, all very important things in my life. I have used this article to devise a plan for the house, now the kitchen is almost finished it’s time to clean this place up and shake up these children who have an easy life living here. I will keep you updated on my progress with keeping to a schedule weekly, monthly and seasonally… I am really hoping this will give me more free time, my crochet hooks are missing me.
I am already a big menu planner, it’s the only way to survive with a large family, I plan, make lists and shop weekly, this works for me and my family really well, I use an organic produce delivery company every week, adjusting my order to my menu plan and then shop one day a week for everything else, with my new organized pantry space, putting everything away is a breeze these days, I also have a list in my iPad for things I run out of, so I can look at these if I am shopping easily on my phone. I also do my laundry daily, I alternate with darks and lights daily, I add in a whites wash and towels and bedding when needed, it keeps the laundry pile down and makes folding much easier when it’s done daily.