I am a person who NEEDS schedules. I don’t know how anybody gets anything done without them (I also don’t know how anybody gets anything done if he watches TV regularly, but that’s a different topic!) So even in the summer, I have made a schedule, and it is helping me get things done, including posting to my blog. In case it will inspire anyone, here it is:
6am – prayer and religious reading, getting ready for the day.
7-9 am – Out in the gardens (I keep a list of what needs to be done and when. I also come in a few times to rouse the troops!)
9am – Family prayers
9:15 – Reading with Anna-Grace, then giving her copy work for the day (a few sentences a day.)
The rest of the day is a blur of activity, with various projects and errands as all mothers know. I keep a day-timer for this stuff.
7pm – Dinner (Art gets home late. Long day for my over-worked hubby!)
Do more stuff.
9pm – Start work on blog or books or editing job. This is how I’ll make sure I post frequently and also work on my books. (I am also going to make a schedule of different kinds of blog entries to make regularly, so I am sure to discuss all the topics of my blog on a regular basis.)
???? Bed (I’m a night person. I feel guilty going to bed before 11pm, so I’m usually up past midnight. It does NOT make it easy to get up at 5:30am! So I am going to work on going to bed closer to 11.)
I even made a loose schedule for the kids! (oh, they loved me for that!) Here’s theirs:
8am – Up, get dressed, eat. Whoever’s job it is, feed the bunnies; whoever’s job it is, empty the dishwasher.
9am – Family prayers
9:15 – Anna-Grace, read with Mom; Christina, practice typing; Angela, practice piano
After lunch – Clean kitchen; Teresa, practice typing. (Arthur has his own detailed schedule, Maria works full time.)
There are variations on the theme, of course, but a little structure makes sure the important things get done while still relaxing in the summer! Do you keep any kind of a regular summer schedule, or just go with the flow? Let me know- share what works for you in the comments section!