Today was Pumpkin Math at my son’s kindergarten. So fun. They estimate and then measure the weight, number of seeds, circumference, etc. We had a blast and it’s nice to feel like a hero. My son had told his teacher that I am a professional pumpkin cutter, because I won a contest last year at church. It’s nice to be the best at something in your kids’ eyes.
So, since we were gone all morning, I did most of my tasks after lunch today. While this isn’t “perfect,” it’s great for me. In the past, I always had some mental thing that made me think that if I didn’t get something done early in the morning, it wasn’t really possible to do it at all. Now that I’m being realistic about how quickly these tasks can be done, and how much of a difference they make, I’m doing much better. And of course, there’s the matter of writing this post too.
Made bed. – I’m very glad that this is my longest running habit. I feel it is enough of a real habit now that it bugs me to have an unmade bed. Lately, I’ve been waking up early, as in 3:30 or 4:00, (grrr) and not being able to go back to sleep. When I get up before hubby, I don’t make the bed until I come back in after he’s up. Before this was a habit, it would not have occurred to me to notice whether or not the bed was made.
(Insert big time period here when I got ready, did Bible Study, went to my son’s school for the morning, ran by the bank, etc. )
Cleaned up kitchen.
Picked up living room in less than 5 minutes.
Checked bathrooms for clutter.
Started a load of laundry.
Last night I: folded and put away COMPLETELY the load of laundry I did yesterday, laid out clothes, wiped down bathrooms. I told myself that my boys were going to buy lunch today, but one begged for me to make it this morning, so I did. I should have checked with him last night.