I have decided that in order to maximize my time and minimize my stress I am going to set a different schedule for myself. Lately when Justin leaves for work - at 4:30 a.m. - i have been going back to bed until about 6:15 a.m. when it's time to get Elijah up for school. I am not really a morning person - OK I am not a morning person at all :-) - so by the time I wake back up the babies are up and things around here get CRAZY. So I have decided that when Justin leaves for work, MY time begins. I am going to take 4:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. for ME - as you can see today I am blogging .... i have been searching for other blogs to become a part of: for moms, weight loss, other things that interest me - any recommendations would be appreciated.
I have not returned many many e-mails to my friends so i might use this time for that - I will also use this time for housework because after all the loading and unloading the dishwasher, endless piles of laundry and baby toys everywhere is what typically puts me in a bad mood when I am working at home during the day.
Now, I am not saying I will never go back to bed after Justin leave :-) but if I do it's OK, because this is now MY TIME!!
The babies have also got a little off schedule so I need to get them back on track. Cloe only naps once a day now - which works out ok because she goes down right after lunch. Blake still takes two naps but it seems like his morning nap has gotten later in the day so his afternoon nap gets pushed back. They use to nap at the same time - right after lunch - which was really nice because then i could get a lot of stuff done or catch up with Justin when he gets home from work. So I am going to start making sure the babies are up by 7:00 a.m. and have breakfast before 8:00 a.m. so Blake will take his morning nap then get up, eat lunch and go back to bed when Cloe is ready to nap.
I am also saying all this when Monday starts a two week travel week for me. The next two weeks are going to be so crazy - I have to leave on Monday for Boston when I will be till Thursday for our national sales meeting. The best part of next week is I will get to spend some time with some of my friends - Lauren I can't wait to spend some time together and catch up, I miss you girl :-) then I leave again Sunday evening for Orlando till Wednesday for HIMSS which is a big hospital IT conference. Typically I would think February in Orlando would be great - I think it's going to be cold there, and I will be inside most of the time. I am looking forward to getting away from the snow - i am REALLY tired of the snow!!
hope everyone has a nice weekend.
stay safe and keep warm!