I posted that on Facebook, this morning. I have today and tomorrow to be lazy before I start my new routine. I can sleep, lounge and read or just enjoy the summer before the hard work starts. I’ve already started towards the new; last night I made a cake and shared it with friends (not often I do that!) and at 11 p.m., I got an itch to make Deviled Eggs. I’m seeing myself more in the kitchen and less in my bedroom being lazy, reading or sitting long hours on my computer doing nothing of great import.
I’ve done a lot of reading, searched for books to help train the new me and thought long and hard. I see this experiment as going well and, in the future, becoming a part of me. I am, however, a product of my era and it will be hard-going for awhile. I’ll have to relearn behaviors of 40 years living.
What do I expect from this?
- I will still have my cell phone; however, all other electronics will be limited. Nan and I are even talking about selling our televisions. Keep one for random movie nights, etc. The rest, gone. The overabundance of movies, gone. The extra electronics in the house, gone. We’re moving towards simpler times and ways of entertaining ourselves and my boys.
- I will form a routine of getting up at 6:30 in the morning and being ready to deliver my boys a breakfast to start their day. Sometimes it may be cereal. I am hoping to find better ways to feed them in the morning. We’ll work on that as time goes. This morning, because they don’t know what’s going on, I fed them a treat for breakfast. They got chocolate chip cake and milk in a bowl. Starting Monday, things get serious. They don’t know it, but I do.
- My children will see their mother a lot more than before. Of course, Nan will still be around! Her primary focus will be the children. Mine will be the house and home – which includes the children. What I mean by this is that my new routine will be home bound instead of outside bound.
There is more. This is just the beginning.
Thank you for listening,