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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Small Successes: Almost Ready for School


1. I am very faithfully using my planner and google calendar. This has been very helpful. The biggest advantage is seeing a busy week before I simply decide to just add that "one more thing". It also helps to group certain appointments and errands so I can cluster some tasks together at close locations and save myself a whole bunch of driving time.

2. I've gotten back into a good rhythm of meal and food planning such that I only have to go to the grocery store once a week. For a family of 10, I think that is pretty impressive. (This has been a success before, but it went all crazy this summer and I have had to work hard to establish the routine again.)

3. I survived another storm of "raising a teen drama". The teen learned, I learned. We're all good. And I so love that teen.


ViolinMama said...

I'm sorry I'm late reading this. It's been one of those "sick kid" weeks. Thanks for uplifting me with your wonderful words and glimpse into your special family! Blessings!

Andres and Julia Stell said...

if these teens are giving "storms", i fear your later teens might bring on hurricanes. :)
thanks for posting. i need to get back into writing these.