It's officially summer now, but we're in that in-between period of still finishing up the school year while balancing doing fun summer activities with friends, who are done for the year.
Yesterday, in an attempt to get a handle on the to do list, I sat down at the computer and jotted a few notes down:
- a meal plan for a couple weeks
- a revised chore list to include outside duties like watering and gardening
- a list of the activities the children have said they'd like to do this summer--berry picking, making ice cream, and a picnic under the sprinklers (?) topped the list
I also wrote down what's left in Caiden's two remaining subjects, history and math, to finish by the end of July. We take off only the month of August; from experience I've seen that three months off is too long for us!
And then I wrote down my dream plan of projects for the summer, like painting the hallway bathroom a new color and finishing the boys' window shades, which have been languishing in my sewing room for months.
I ended up with a couple of calendars and a few typed lists, and although they certainly won't accomplish themselves without me doing something, making a list always makes me feel better.