When I run it takes me about ten minutes to get into a good rhythm for my run.
I knew when we started our school year those first few weeks would be like the first ten minutes of my run - there would be no real rhythm. The kids were finishing up swimming lessons and Morgan still had morning practice for gymnastics so we were fitting in school at odd times.
Up until a few weeks ago, I thought we were getting into a good routine and then Morgan's gymnastics practice schedule changed for Mondays, we left to go out of town, and we had our fall break.
I had great intentions for fall break to get caught up on so many projects but not many of those items were marked off the list. I am thankful we had the week off to deal with the little things that came up without interrupting school but it is also a little disappointing to not get everything accomplished I had hoped to over break.
My goal is to get us back into our routine. I need to find a balance between school, errands, chores, blogging (this poor blog has been neglected for two weeks and i have a list of posts -one of these days i will get caught up), exercise, quiet time, time to read, time to sew, and the list goes on.... I have been focused on protecting our school time: no phone calls, no errands, no trips to the gym, and no appointments unless absolutely necessary. I know the kids needs to see that our school time is important and therefore protected from distractions/disruptions.
So to my dear faithful (few) readers, I am here, alive, well and trying to hit my stride and balance life. I hope to carve out some time each day to get caught up on reading and posting. I am open to any tips on balancing it all!