#49 – #MondayBlog June 13

#49 – #MondayBlog June 13

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So I missed my usual #WeekendCoffeeShare…booo…sorry guys!  Not like it’s anything new, but it’s just so hectic right now.  But I’m starting to think….I may be addicted to being busy..even if I occasionally complain about it.

I keep putting more and more on my plate…but I’m enjoying it…can’t explain it.  I’m working full-time, going to school part-time, trying to get a side hustle business going for some extra cash, and raising two boys.   I have decided…I just need to be busy!

Saying that, I am also learning how to effectively manage my time.  I was sitting at work today and felt like I kept starting a few things at the same time.  I had to stop myself and just make a list.  I do it at home, work is the next best place to practice this habit!

My lists help!  Sometimes I can make it through it all and sometimes I don’t.  I at least feel accomplished when I can cross things off.  I can stir myself up in such a tizzy sometimes, that I’m so stressed and I have time for nothing, but all I need to do is prioritize.  I can’t do everything at once.  I also outsource anything and everything I can.  Anything I can get delivered to me so I don’t have to walk into an actual store with my rugrats in tow….I’m there!  Sign me up!

That’s my PSA for the day 🙂

Father’s Day will soon be upon us and wondering how my kids are taking it so far.  I haven’t heard much from the big guy and I’m always torn on how much I should pry out of him without introducing new feelings when he’s been strolling along just fine.

My little guy has renamed it “Grandfather’s Day”, which I’m fine with as long as he’s happy.  He actually corrected me when I called it “Father’s Day”.  I will ensure they remember their father as well that day, but make sure they are enjoying their Grandfathers and Uncles as much as possible at the same time.

Well I hope your Monday has gone well….it’s almost over!

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Kristen

# 15 – Finding Balance

# 15 – Finding Balance

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I have been feeling like I am on a treadmill lately.  As soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, I do not stop until I go to bed.  I know many of you are in the same situation, all different circumstances.  When do we get a break?  I don’t want to rush my kids growing up, I need to have a job, food needs to be prepared, the dog has to go out, and on and on.  Ask anyone, they will say the same thing, “There are not enough hours in the day”.   And why is it that when you are home (like this week for example, I was recovering from having my gallbladder removed) the days have being FLYING by!  WTF is that all about!!!  Any who..

So what do we do?

These are my Goals for when I start back to work next week.  I want my days to be productive, organized, and planned (all to the best of my ability).  Could I be crazy for thinking this way…maybe.

  1. Make Lists

I find that if I write everything down that needs to get done, I can at least prioritize and check things off the list.  This includes EVERYTHING!  What I need to get done AND what I have to remember my kids need to have done for the week.  I use a planner and my phone’s calendar.  Overboard? Perhaps, but for some reason this works for me.

  1. Meal Plan

I’m so bad at this.  I say every week I will plan what we will eat each day and it never happens.  I have to sit down ask myself these questions:

  • What does our week look like afterschool?
  • What meals are we going to eat?
  • Is there anything I can make on the weekend/night before to make meal prep go faster?

Since being home, I have been able to make some pretty decent dinners, if I must say so.  So I actually sat down this morning and planned out dinner for next week and ordered groceries as needed (I get my groceries delivered…another time saver!)

  1. Organized Home

I was on a roll with organizing every nook and cranny of my house until I had my surgery.  Since then I have not been able to fully bend down to pick things up and clean and my children are not the best at cleaning up.  For some reason no one ever knows how the mess got there in the first place.  Now that I’m beginning to feel better, my hope is to get back on track.  It just makes me feel better to have a place for everything.  I have become obsessed with organization anything and everything for new tips and tricks.

These will be my goals starting tomorrow.  I will continue to build on this list, but also have to be practical at the same time.  So if you are like me and always chasing the clock, let me know your tips and tricks as well…would love to hear them!

~ K

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# 12 – The Blahs

# 12 – The Blahs

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So since I have had my gallbladder removed (almost a week ago), I have been resting and trying to recover.   The kids have been on Spring Break at the same time and life has slowed down.  There’s nowhere we have to be by a certain time (its all been cancelled!).

Life has actually slowed down….it’s kinda scary!

I had a groove, a routine….I had it sorta together.  Now…I just feel blah.

As the weekend is approaching, kids will be going back to school, I will be going back to work, and chaos will begin all over again.  I’m scared people!  I feel blah and I have to go from 0-60 in only a few short days.

All that I can hope is that when my body finally feels back to normal, I can get back to where I was….in a good place.

Or a place that was good for me.

My goals:

  • Feel better….no stress.
  • Get back to organizing the house…this makes me happy.
  • Make a plan of action for the week… and stick to it!*

I’ll keep it at that for now.

*Go Slow Kristen!

~ K