Happy Back-to-the-Routine Monday! I imagine this is the first week of regular living for most of us after the weeks of holiday upheaval. We took our Christmas decorations down on Saturday afternoon and evening so we could wake up on Sunday with that task already behind us. I was very thankful we did.
I spent my Sunday afternoon with the unexpected treat of watching my MSU Spartans demolish our rivals from Ann Arbor. We don’t have cable any longer so I haven’t been able to watch them play much at all this year and only listen to the games. Fortunately, they were the featured college basketball game on CBS and it was streamed on the CBS Sports website. So I watched the game on my laptop and cleaned out old recipes (one of my ongoing goals from Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, and Week 6). I made a lot of progress during the game so that was a nice bonus. The project isn’t done, but I threw out a lot and generally sorted what I was keeping as I worked.
Goals to Increase Peace in Our Homes
So what are some goals for this week that will increase the peace in our homes? (If you are new to my site, I encourage you to explore my A Quiet Simple Life Series. I explain all about peace, understanding, and joy in there.)
My goals this week are basically about getting back on track and eliminating “clutter” that has piled up during the holidays in the three main areas of my life – homeschooling, homemaking, and work.
Goal 1 – Get back in the groove with homeschooling after mostly taking the past few weeks off. I’ve ordered a new math program to try out with Caroline that should arrive sometime this week. I’ll write about that in a different post.
Goal 2 – Organize the rest of our tax information for our appointment later this week. That pretty much supersedes any special kind of homemaking project this week.
Goal 3 – Clean out my email, catch up on comments here (I’m a week behind – sorry!), and create my to do lists for the coming weeks.
What are your goals this week? I hope you will share them with us in the comments and come back on Friday to let us know how it went. Goals can be big or small – whatever works for you!
Artwork: “The Window Seat” by Francis Davis Millet