Thursday, October 09, 2014

{Our Time on Lake Michigan} ~ Planning, routines and reality


Photo from walk with Mr. Husband on a calm
beautiful day...


Photo taken on walk when the winds were 
high and Mr. Husband and I braved them
to see the lake's waves....
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Many of you know that
Mr. Husband and I are planners.
We also know that plans change
quickly and that things are often out of our control.
But still, we believe in planning and are 
wired that way.
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One of the things I am working on
is a schedule that will at once help me build a routine
and at the same time not be constricting,
which is a balance that is still being worked on.
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Here's what this part of the meeting came up with...
Monday: rest 
(ironically this day often includes laundry and other tasks
but the focus is rest as the weekends are esp. draining for me;
I often do a lot of blogging this day).
Tuesday: day out 
(errands outside the home, visits, outside volunteering etc.)
Wednesday: paperwork afternoon
Mr. Husband at home, afternoon for me dedicated to family
paperwork tasks. This is called 'love in action' ;)
Thursday: time outside the home
visits with church family and friends, errands, etc.
Friday: church work
Sunday School and Church Bookstore tasks
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Saturday and Sunday are spent doing things
as a family, around the house, going to vespers or vigil
Saturday night and Sunday liturgy and Sunday school,
with 1+ hour drive both way.
If we are lucky, we get a nap Sunday late afternoon...
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I am in week one of trying to do the new schedule.
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The week and schedule are pretty much off-kilter already,
with the car not starting yesterday equaling grocery shopping not done,
going to the mechanic the next day and still needing
shopping...
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I think the only thing I can do about this schedule
is say that these are goals of when I wish things could happen
and that reality and life often means a total shift
in schedule...


6 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Sounds like a great schedule.

Martha said...

So beautiful. It looks chilly though. We are going up that way soon...I hope to see Lake Michigan, too.

Apseed I said...

Very beautiful photos!!! And I like your schedule. I like that it simple and not overcrowded.
I also like schedules, but right now it's a little bit trickier:)

E Helena E said...

Gorgeous photos! I understand about the schedules and the desire for them.
Love and hugs.

GretchenJoanna said...

A schedule is very valuable even when you can't keep it half the time, because it gives you something *to go back to*. Yours sounds very reasonable, alternating busy days outside with quieter ones to rest up on. So I hope you can go back to it again and again!

Michelle M. said...

The photos are beautiful! I hope the new schedule brings more peace to your week!