Since Sassy returned to preschool last week, we have been working on getting into a new "routine". I use the term loosely, since my work schedule fluctuates so much from week to week. I still have hope that things will reach some sort of normal once the dust settles. I guess time will tell.
Afternoon preschool is weird. It seems like we have just enough time in the morning to not get anything productive accomplished. Is this what I have to look forward to for the next 9 months?? By the time the girls wake up, eat breakfast, brush their teeth, and get dressed, we scarcely have enough time to run a local errand or get to an appointment before it's time for me to prepare and serve lunch and get Sassy off to school at noon.
I guess I'm not sold yet.
Oh, and then don't even get me started on Little A. For months, I have looked forward to a quiet afternoon with Sassy at school while Little A naps. You know- time to complete paperwork, blog, organize and edit photos, the likes. So, yeah... point-2 seconds after Sassy started preschool, Little A has decided to go on nap strike. For reals. I didn't have problems with Sassy giving up a nap until 2.5. Not ready for this!! As
Family dinners, how I loathe planning, shopping for, and preparing thee. We have attempted to start the school year off on the right foot with our healthy eating. I need suggestions, friends- how do you plan and organize for meals? How many do you shop for at a time? How do you stay withing your budget? For whatever reason, I am having a hell of a time with this lately, which typically equates to grabbing takeout way more often than is healthy or financially sound. Help!!
Am I the only person on the face of this earth that absolutely, positively despises putting away laundry? I can wash and fold all the live-long day. Actually taking the clothing to respective bedrooms and placing in proper areas of clothing storage- I'd rather stick needles in my eyes. Oh, and speaking of laundry- please share your best tips on cleaning your washing machine. I have done several cycles of vinegar and even resorted to bleach, which I actually had to go out and buy for the occasion (I HATE bleach), and it still smells less than stellar. I have taken Q-tips soaked in cleaner and physically cleaned away the build-up, too. What gives?
Well, I could likely go on and on, but I'll save the rest of my bitching for another day. Ta-ta...