I am happy to announce that school is back in session. That's right - we're back to the same old, same old... I love routine. I love schedule. I love to-do lists and next actions. Needless to say, school being in session is great for my O.C.D. mentality.
This summer I took some time away from my typical house-keeping routine. I hate to admit it, but truth-be-told, I didn't mop my kitchen floor one single time. Nope. Not once. I cleaned the bathrooms about once a week, and the furniture barely got dusted at all. And guess what? We survived it...well, I should say I survived it.
This past week my kiddos went back to school on Wednesday. Wednesday is one of my days off. I dropped my kids off at 7:45 a.m., wiped the goodbye tears from my eyes and headed to Target. I waited impatiently for the doors to open at 8:00. Once inside I headed straight to Starbucks, grabbed a grande skinny vanilla latte in a reusable travel cup, and began my adventure. There's something about shopping early in the morning...alone...all alone... Of course, you know what I mean. It means I don't have to look at Legos. It means I can look at fun stuff - like dish towels and bath mats. It means I can buy the supplies on my list without forgetting a single item.
I was home by 9:00 and that's where my day began. I cleaned the pantry and the refrigerator. I mopped the floor and cleaned the rugs. I even rearranged the living furniture. Which is the point of this whole post.
I love the same old- same old routine. But a fresh perspective on the same old routine never hurt, either. What better time to instill a little freshness into your daily life than back-to-school time. New backpacks, new classes, new teachers, new furniture arrangement :) I love the new perspective it brings without wreaking havoc everywhere else.
Our home is not perfect. Thank heavens! Who needs the pressure of all that? But I do like an organized, clean house. I like little nooks tucked back in the corner with a cozy lamp for early morning or late night reading.
I like mixing colors and patterns - even styles - to create something cohesive but comfortable.
I like carving out areas that can be used as quiet spaces - because let's just be real - not every day is full of peaceful moments and tranquility.
Yes, it's back to the same-old, same-old routine around here. What else is there to do but hang on and enjoy the ride!
Only By His Grace,