Whoa….how did THAT happen?! July sort of just “took me by surprise…” It’s been a wild month filled with fireworks, birthdays, challenges, new routines & lots of laundry. In fact, I only used three coupons the entire month and that happened on July 31st. You all only heard from me once in July, and that was in a desperate plea for advice. Since Jack’s birth, we’ve struggled to maintain any sort of schedule around here, cleaning or otherwise. I wanted to adapt our old schedule, but I also knew that I would just have to adapt…again…once new activities began.
As a result of that and my husband putting in an extra twenty hours a week at a second job, keeping up with anything has become a huge struggle.
We need order. As much as I pride myself on things that are “anti-order”, I’m also very much an organized and detail kind of gal. I like things clean & organized, even with the chaotic clutter of children. That’s been lacking here and I am tired of spending my days playing catch-up.
So, august second becomes my fresh start. We’re working on a new schedule around here, a new way to try and maintain some semblance of order. We’re figuring out how to stay on top of laundry…even with three extra loads a week (or more!) of cloth diapers. We’re deciding how to organize our time so that when my husband is home, we’re able to make that quality family time. We’re challenging ourselves with new monthly goals that take us a bit out of our comfort zone and provide some good accountability. We’re tackling creative projects that have long sat on to-do lists. We’re focusing on essentials & shutting out the noise. We’re engaging our minds with God’s word & books, and not just “resting” in the comfort of television and the internet. We’re trusting God in the “in-between” of life right now….in the “what might happen” as we explore some new and exciting opportunities that will for sure add further challenges.
We’re getting back in the swing of things.