Back to normal. The only problem is that most weeks, it’s normal to never have a normal day.
But hey, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts!
I remembered this morning, as lots of long-put-off to-dos were flitting through my brain, that I didn’t put “make a to-do list” on my list of non-negotiables that I posted last night. I knew I was forgetting something.
I struggled today with a rule that I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned before. I haven’t mentioned it because there are times when I break it, and you’d know.
I have a general rule that I don’t get on the computer until after lunch. I realized almost a year ago that I wasn’t doing my Bible Study consistently, but I was finding plenty of time to be on the computer. I would get on the computer the minute I got home from taking the boys to school. It was my daughter’s designated TV time, and I would drink my coffee and check my favorite blogs. It was my favorite time of the day. Except that I knew that turning on the computer first thing meant that I had it on all day and would often check “just one thing” and let that turn into an hour. More than once a day.
So I made the rule. When I get home from dropping off the boys, I drink my coffee while I do my Bible study. I can truly say that this is now my very favorite part of the day. I look so forward to it.
But when school is out and things are un-scheduled, I break the rule. For some reason, I justify it. So today, I had to talk to myself many MANY times to keep from turning on the computer. I didn’t turn it on, and again, I’m amazed at how much more I get done when I don’t have the computer on. I did my daily tasks, and even did lots of piddly tasks. The house looks so much better!
Made bed after getting up earlier than the kids, ugh.
Did more than 5 minutes of focused pick-up.
Checked bathrooms for clutter.
Hung up clothes in our bedroom.
Started a load of clothes.
Made a list!
Last night I:
Put out clothes.
Wiped down bathrooms.
Checked on laundry.
Here we go, 2010!