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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to Busyness

We all can relate, I am sure, to the rush of back to school.  There's supplies to purchase, clothes to organize, teachers to meet, kids to get back in routines, homes to reorganize from the summer fun, etc.  With all of this going on, we can all get a bit frazzled.  Well, the frazzling has begun!  We are less than a week away from school starting here and the girls are as excited as can be!  Mackenzie and Madison have had their backpacks packed full of school supplies for a couple of weeks, and so since today is Meet-The-Teacher Day at their schools, I'll be posting another time to fill you in on how that works for us with 2 different schools, 2 different sets of faculty, and 2 different cities for me to drive to for this event.  Before I do that though, I wanted to update you on our week thus far:

I've managed to somehow prep all of our food for the rest of the week!  So when it comes to cooking, it's going to be easy peasy!  We had some yummy Spaghetti with Zesty Bolognese Sauce on Monday, Mackenzie cooked a great Easy Cheesy Chicken and Mac with Veggies last night.  Madison helped me get everything in the crock pot for tonights Easy Crock Pot Beef Stew!  She also helped me make egg salad for today for lunch.  Then on Thursday, we are having a Chicken and Veggie Parmesan that Mackenzie is making.  (The good thing here is that I have already cooked the chicken so that won't take but a few minutes for her to cook :))  And on Friday, it's Pizza night in this house!  Woo Hoo!

So Monday it was a day of getting myself a schedule started, and that's gone well.  We've worked out every day so far this week, done our chores and had time for working/playing as we can.  Tuesday we continued that and did detailed cleaning in our rooms that we needed to do that in, so I was running through here like a mad woman attacking the kichen, hallway, livingroom, and bathroom.  The bedrooms are coming soon too :)  Like the Fly Lady says, "you are never behind, just jump in where you are."  that's the way it should be.  So that's what we are doing.  While I haven't been doing the flylady steps like I should, I have adopted some of her routines, and it really does help.  I'll be clearning hot spots today.  And for some reason my desk is always a hot spot.  As is the kitchen table for wierd reasons, but that will soon be fixed again.  Laundry is the habit of the month, so I am working on Mt. Washmore being nothing more than a few pieces of clothes at the bottom of the laundry basket.

Before we head out to the schools, I want to leave you with some inspiration for today.  Yesterday morning was quite trying for us, so with that being said, I want to leave you with a bible veres:

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Philippians 4:13

Just remember don't give up!  You can do it.  Push through the rough spot and Praise Him in the storms of this life.

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