Monday, October 11, 2010

Just an update post

I don't really feel like I have anything profound to say, so I think this is just going to end up being more of an update post.  It's Thanksgiving weekend, and I'm hanging out at my cousin's house while Reuben naps, and everyone else has gone to go check out the other cousin's new renovations.  They all walked, and I'm suddenly wondering how they're going to get back because it's now raining.  Hm.  Kaylee is with them in the stroller.  Hm...

Besides that, I have to admit, the waking up early in the morning thing has not been going all that well.  I think more times than not I end up ignorning my alarm, and the times I've gotten up early have usually not been to do my devotions and have quiet time but to get Tim to work or something like that.  I am really not a morning person, and I think that may be playing a part in all this.  I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make this stick, as much as I would like it to.

We close on our new house this coming Friday, October 15.  It hardly seems real yet.  There are a few little details to deal with, such as finalizing the insurance and signing mortgage papers, not to mention I have most of my packing left to do.  It's going to be a busy week.  Once we get the key, we're planning to paint the ceiling in the living room because for some reason, they painted it yellow and not white.  Very odd.  It's the only painting we intend to do at this point.  I am also planning to get most of the house cleaned.  It hasn't been lived in for at least two months, so there's quite a bit of dust piled up, and who knows what else.  I'm going to take a closer look on Wednesday when we go for another walk-through with the realtor.

Other than that, nothing else to report, so I think I will close for now.  I hope everyone has had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Maximize Your Mornings

I'm taking the plunge.  If you ever check out any of the blogs in my sidebar that I read regularly, the one titled "Inspired to Action" does a thing called Maximize Your Mornings.  The basic idea is that you get up early, usually before everyone else in the house, and you spend time in daily devotions, exercising, and planning your day.  I've been considering attempting this, but I haven't really felt all that motivated since getting up before everyone in my house means getting up at 5am, a whole two hours earlier than I currently get up. 

But I think my current morning routine needs to change, so I'm going to make an attempt at this.  I'm starting slow.  The plan is to start getting up a half an hour earlier than I do right now, which would mean I'll be getting up at 6:30.  The kids are usually up by 5:30 or 6, and then I let them watch TV while I go back to get more sleep.  Well, this will probably still happen, but I won't be going back for quite as much sleep.  Eventually, I plan to be getting up when they do, and maybe someday, I'll actually manage to get up before they do.  I'm really hoping one of these days they just start sleeping till 6:30 or 7, and that will make this whole process WAY easier.

Thankfully, I've found a friend who's going to be trying this new plan also.  We're going to attempt to keep each other accountable, and hopefully it will help to know that someone else is struggling to crawl out of bed at the same time I am.

I'll keep you posted on my success...