Tag Archive: planning



Monday August 22, 2011

5:48 AM-7:47AM : UP DRESSED TO SHOES, BIBLE STUDY, KIDS UP AND DRESSED AND TAKEN TO SCHOOL
8:05-8:11 BREAKFAST
8:15A-8:55 FACEBOOK AND EMAILS
9-10 NAP
11-12 WHB
12:20-12:30 LUNCH
12:33-1:45 CROCHETING
1:47-2:17 EMAILS
2:17-3 GETTING KIDS FROM SCHOOL
3:15-4:34 HOMEWORK WITH KIDS
4:35-5:06 RESTING AND FAMILY TIME
5:30-6:48 PREPARE, COOK AND EAT DINNER
7-9 KIDS BBR
 9-10 Facebook
10-10:30 blog
10:30-10:45 moved kids to their beds and put on pjs
10:50-11 read bible study for the night
11 pm…goodnight!

Tuesday August 23, 2011

UP AT 6 AM
6:01-6:26 READ BIBLE
6:42-7:40 KIDS UP AND OFF TO SCHOOL
8-11:30 NAP
11:55-12:45 DRESSED TO SHOES
12:50-1:29 FACEBOOK AND EMAILS
1:30-1:53 QUICK TIDY OF HOUSE
2:02-3 PICKED KIDS UP FROM SCHOOL
3-4:52 DS COUNSELING
5-6 HOMEWORK WITH KIDS
6-7 DINNER
7-8:21 KIDS BBR
9:13-10:11 CROCHETING
10:13-11 BILLS
11-11:15 BLOG

Wednesday August 24, 2011

6:11-6:33 DAILY BIBLE READING
6:34-7:47 KIDS READY AND OFF TO SCHOOL
7:50-11:30…NAP
11:30-12:30 DRESSED TO SHOES
12:35-12:57 WORKED ON BOXTOPS
1:12-1:41 CROCHETED
1:41-2 LUNCH
2-2:10 QUICK TIDY
2:10-3:10 KIDS FROM SCHOOL AND SISTER TO WORK
3:10-4 HOMEWORK
4:37-6:08 ORGANIZED SHED
6:48-7:41 DINNER
7:41-9:12 KIDS BBR
9:12-10:45 BLOG AND INTERNET TIME

THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 2011

5:03-5:25 DAILY BIBLE READING
5:25-5:54 FACEBOOK
5:54-6:05 DRESSED TO SHOES
6:06-7:45 KIDS UP AND READY AND OUT THE DOOR FOR SCHOOL
7:58-9 HOT SPOTS AND QUICK TIDY
9-9:30 COUPONS
10-10:30 CROCHET
10:30-11 NAP
11-12 CROCHET
12-12:20 LUNCH
12:20-1:20 ORGANIZED PARTY SUPPLIES
2-3 KIDS FROM SCHOOL
3-4:45 HOMEWORK AND COUNSELING FOR DD
4:45-5:30 HOMEWORK
5:50-6:50 DINNER
6:50-7:50 KIDS BBR
7:50-9:50  RELAX
9:50-10:50 BEDTIME ROUTINE

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30 DAY CHALLENGE… DAY 1


OK so over the week-end I signed up for a 30 day routine challenge. The object is to get on track with my daily routines over the next 30 days. We had to come up with 3 items for each of our routines and email them to the challenge admin Ray. Over the next 30 days we are expected to not only keep up with our routines but also email her each night with our TADA list (list of things we completed above and beyond our routines) and our Journal entry (detailed listing of everything we do throughout the day from picking our nose to picking out clothes LOL). she has set up a point system with a total possible over the 30 days of 990  and at the end of the 30 days the  person with the most point will win a prize (gift card or handmade basket).

So today was Day #1 how did I do?

Well so far I have completed 7/9 of my routines (one being this blog and the other going to bed)I have compiled my TADA list and Journal entry. all that is left is submitting the email and logging off for the night. so what did I think.. Well it was a little nerve-racking having to keep track of every little task I completed throughout the day but at the same time it was a huge eye opener(you don’t wanna know how much time I spent on Facebook LOL). So will I continue with the challenge? Of course and not because of the prizes either. i signed up for this challenge because I know without a doubt that unless I get myself on track and keep up with my routines the rest of my family isn’t going to either and routines make things with special needs kids so much easier!

ROUTINES ROUTINES ROUTINES…


As promised here is a quick glance at the routines here in this house. Of course Nothing is quite routine yet and we are still striving to get them down pat. But everyday I see a lot of progress and that is all that matters! Sorry no cute graphics or pics today. I’ll post something cute later! Love you!

BASIC
WEEKLY PLAN

  • SUNDAY:
    CHURCH/PAMPER DAY/ WEEKLY PLANNING
  • MONDAY:
    WEEKLY HOME BLESSING
  • TUESDAY:
    PAPERWORK/ BILLS/MOVIE NIGHT
  • WEDNESDAY:
    CUB SCOUTS/ ACHEIVEMENTS
  • THURSDAY:
    ZONE WORK/INDEPTH BIBLE STUDY
  • FRIDAY:
    DATE NIGHT
  • SATURDAY:
    GAME NIGHT

WEEKLY
HOME BLESSING

  • CHANGE
    BEDSHEETS
  • SWEEP/MOP
  • DECLUTTER
  • DUST
  • VACUUM
  • CLEAN
    GLASS SURFACES (DOORS/MIRRORS/TV AND COMPUTER SCREENS)

MORNING
ROUTINE

 

  • CHECK
    CALANDAR
  • MAKE
    YOURSELF PRESENTABLE/TAKE MEDS/DRINK WATER
  • GET
    KIDS UP AND DRESSED FOR SCHOOL
  • BREAKFAST
  • FINISH
    KIDS MORNING ROUTINE
  • TAKE
    KIDS TO SCHOOL
  • WORKOUT/WALK
  • SHOWER
    DRESS TO SHOES
  • FIX
    HAIR AND FACE
  • SWISH
    AND SWIPE
  • UNLOAD
    DISHWASHER
  • MAKE
    BED
  • START
    LAUNDRY
  • FINISH
    TO DO LIST

KIDS MORNING
ROUTINE

WAKE UP

GO POTTY

GET DRESSED

MAKE BED

EAT BREAKFAST

BRUSH TEETH

COMB HAIR

GO TO SCHOOL

MELISSA’S
AFTERNOON ROUTINE

  • LUNCH
  • LOAD
    DISHWASHER
  • ROOM
    RESCUES
  • GET
    KIDS FROM SCHOOL
  • SNACK
  • HELP
    KIDS WITH HOMEWORK
  • HOT
    SPOTS

AFTERSCHOOL ROUTINE

SNACK

HOMEWORK

PLAY

CHORES

DINNER

BEFORE
BED ROUTINE

 

  • LOAD
    AND RUN DISHWASHER
  • SHINE
    SINK
  • MAKE
    LUNCHES
  • FIX BOOKBAGS
  • CLEAR TABLE/COUNTERS/STOVE
  • CHECK
    CALANDAR
  • LAY
    OUT CLOTHES FOR NEXT DAY
  • PUT
    AWAY DIRTY CLOTHES
  • TURN
    DOWN BEDS
  • TAKE
    MEDS
  • BRUSH
    TEETH AND FLOSS
  • WASH
    FACE
  • PUT
    ON PJS
  • READ
  • JOURNAL
  • GO
    TO BED

BEDTIME ROUTINE


BATH
PJS
MEDICINE
BIBLE STUDY
PRAYERS

BEDTIME

No one’s perfect!


I am having a bit of a hard time finding my inner muse tonight, so bear with me here. I am hoping that if i ramble on enough my thoughts will organize themselves into what looks like a well planned out blog! And no my blogs are not planned, I have sat down to plan out a  few blogs and I just cannot do it. I lose to much of the emotion and just about all of my feelings get lost, so I like to just start typing and let the Lord take this wherever he wants.

Speaking of planning things out and just letting God lead the way, where do you draw the line? I am not in any way asking to take God out of the picture, but I am asking do you plan every minute of everyday to include your time with the Lord or do you leave it all open and just do things as you feel led to do them?

As a mother of two special needs children and the wife of a special needs, I would like to have everything planned and scheduled, but at the same time I find it nearly impossible to even have the most basic of routines.  I have done lots of praying on this matter as well as lots of research. They both led me to a wonderful website in which I have not only learned a lot about routines and house cleaning but I have also met some truly lovely friends and supporters. The website I speak of is www.flylady.net and Marla Cilley is the founder and creator of a wonderful system that not only gets your house clean but your entire life organized one baby step at a time.

With that said, even with the Flylady‘s wonderful help and all the great support of fellow flybabies, I still have a horrible time with this. Sure I can write out the perfect schedule for my family, I can create routines all day long, but when it comes down to fact or fiction they are just words on paper.  My kids have never been in bed by 8pm and if I am awake at 6am it’s usually because I haven’t went to bed yet. I have alarms and timers going off constantly but much of the time they are just background noise in an already loud symphony of chaos and catastrophe.

For the longest time I believed theat even among thousands of flysisters I was the only mother that struggled with this. Somehow in my sometimes very dense brain I had convinced myself that my children were the only ones pitching tantrums at 2 am because their movie went off and I couldn’t find the remote quick enough. I thought I was the only mother that struggled with all the ins and outs of having a family. that is until I opened up and started sharing my troubles, then one by one others stood in line with me. I now see that the average mom don’t have it together unless they run their house hold like a prison boot camp. We all struggle with something, rather it be laundry, dishes, or bedtime. My somethings just happen to be everything! Just like my kids are my everything.

I will continue to write out schedules and routines. And I will continue to baby step my way to a happier home, but I know that no matter how perfect things look on paper, they are just words and in reality no ones perfect, no family is perfect and nothing is going to change that.

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