beanma, You always make me laugh!
Of course you can lurk, as long as you promise to throw in your witty perspective from time to time!
Wow, it sounds like some of you have so much more practice at this than I do! Are you sure you need help?!?
Since it's the weekend (and a New Year!), let's go ahead and get started . . .
How about if everyone briefly introduces themself and then jots down their goals (if you haven't already). I would suggest putting your goals in order of priority and maybe starring the one or two (or more, if you're closer to be organized tham I am!) that you want to try to implement this week. I'll go first:
My RL name is Eleanor, and I'm a SAHM to Maxwell (3 yrs 3 mos) and Henry (3 mos). I have had a REALLY difficult adjustment to life with 2 -- see all my whining threads! -- and am trying to convert some of my anxious energy into action. (use my powers for good!) I should also add that I have the BEST dh so I can never claim to be doing this on my own (which would def send me over the edge). Since the baby was born, he has been getting up in the middle of the night (after falling asleep with the 3 yr old) to clean the house and wash diapers so we'll be ready for the next day. He is a godsend!
I was a teacher early in my career (pre-K, K, & 2), which probably explains why I love checklists
, and was working on my PhD when I got pg the 1st time, so that also gave me good practice at HAVING to be organized. It has frustrated me to no end that my prior organizational skills have flown out the window with motherhood!
My goals again:
*1) weekly lesson plans for ds1 (with back-up, since it's cold and flu season)
*2) weekly meal plan
3) one "extra" household chore each day
4) exercise for me (and dh) at least every other day
I'm intrigued by the morning and evening routines Linda posted, and I would LOVE to work toward that, but right now I think the new baby prevents me from really having much routine . . . I don't seem to be able to COUNT on anything!
I will say, however, that dh and I have an agreement that I will be showered and dressed (with my hair dried!) BEFORE he leaves each morning. This will become more and more difficult as spring arrives bc dh begins his busy season at work and will be leaving earlier and earlier. (Yikes! I will need LOTS of support as the year progresses!)
At some point today I will try to map out my lesson plan AND a grocery/meal list (LOVED the idea of saving them, thanks!). Anyone else have a 3 yr old at home? Maybe we could share activity ideas?
Who wants to go next?