So today is the first day to put the schedule into action. It worked pretty well. My oldest son is at camp this week, so it’s only me and the two younger ones. We got up, got dressed and dove into the day.
My schedule has no time in it for shopping. This morning in between the stuff on the schedule I made a Peapod order. Peapod is a grocery delivery company through Stop and Shop in this area. I HIGHLY recommend it. There are shortcomings, I can’t always find the item/size/brand I want, AND you have to order at least a day in advance, so you have to be organized. Yes, there is a charge for delivery, but when I (or really my husband who loves to put stuff on a spreadsheet) give a value to the time it takes to go to the grocery store, get everything off the shelves, check out, put it in the car, and drive back home again, it works out as a positive, even at the $7 delivery cost.
I was worried about the organization part, but first thing this morning I could get a delivery tomorrow. I chose the discounted longer time slot for delivery, and I’m just going to cross my fingers that it doesn’t interfere with “take a trip Tuesday.”
Also worried that 2.0 left some of his spending money at home, the part for materials for merit badges. Left a message at the trading post’s voice mail, and worried.
The library was AWESOME as usual. My kids are in the summer reading program and X-man, who is working hard at reading after a year in kindergarten, read for over 100 minutes the first week. He is very proud of himself! Little J got a bag full of chapter books to devour this week.
Stopped at the bank and CVS after for some OTC meds and milk for my coffee. (Some things can’t wait for the Peapod man.) Found outI had one last check from my last employer that was direct deposited, YAY!
2.0 called on a counsellor’s cell phone re missing money. Worked it out with adult for him to either cover the young man (and I’ll pay it back when they get home) or ask the Trading Post to call me for a credit card to cover it. YAY! Worry gone!
After lunch should be 2.0’s pick of activity, but since he is at camp the younger two and I brainstormed ideas for Friday’s “Lucky Pick” activity. Contrary to my detractors, I’m NOT trying to keep my kids from doing the things they want to do, I just don’t want to be a nag and want them to do things that are necessary for the household and things that are good for them. SO the “Lucky Picks” are various enjoyable things to do.
Then the activity of the day, MAKE IT MONDAY! Little J asked early today if it could be sugar cookies. YAY! Luckily there is a package of cookie dough in the fridge. DOUBLE YAY! Here is what it looked like:
Little J and the X-Man on Make it Monday #1
And now look at ME! I’m BLOGGING! I’m doing things I want to do. Not just new high levels on my silly games, but actual creative work! I don’t feel guilty, the kids have been outside, read books, worked on quick recall math facts, been creative and done chores. I have done some light chores, played with my kids, been patient and understanding with them, life is GOOD.