Happy Monday evening! Usually I post these on Monday morning or even Sunday, but today was filled with other responsibilities and goals so it got pushed down the to do list a bit. We’re still adjusting to the new coronavirus normal around here. I think we’ve just about settled in now that we’re in the third week. But we are allowing ourselves days to be pokey, be unproductive, and even to mourn the upheaval to everyday life.
I feel like the days just whip by now. I know many people are probably feeling like the days drag on and on, but for me it is just the opposite. David said the same thing. I think it’s because we aren’t transitioning in and out of the house for activities. I’ve written before that transitions require me to adjust and that it’s not a quick process for me. Even if I’m not the one coming and going, the changing pace of the house takes me a bit to adjust to and so, for example, it can take me 30 minutes to really settle into work when I sit down. (It’s not something I would wish on someone else. It’s frustrating.) Since no one is coming and going from the house right now, everything is on an even keel from my perspective. It means time just races by in a day. It’s really different.
To be honest, I haven’t been focusing much on extra homemaking things. I’ve been working a lot and spending time with my family. I think I’m simply in a productive work zone right now and so extra homemaking things are a lower priority. It will eventually swing the other way and I’ll spend more time on homemaking tasks and less time at my desk. That’s the ebb and flow of my life.
So possible goals for this week for me will include the following.
Goal 1 – Keep working on cleaning up and organizing the basement. This goal will end eventually and I continue to make progress.
Goal 2 – Clean out my homeschool materials drawer. I have a large file drawer in my desk and it is full of homeschooling stuff from the past year. A lot of it we are done with or won’t use again and I need to clean out the drawer.
What do you have on your to do list this week? It can be anything big or small. If you need ideas and don’t have a copy of A Quiet Simple Life Planner and Guidebook, you will find lots of inspiration and ideas in there.
Artwork: “Two Women Fishing” by Daniel Ridgway Knight