Around Here - Schedules

For the love of schedules.  Sometimes our lives feel like just that.  ONE-big-fat schedule. 

5:30 - TC wake up and leave to the Police Academy, 6am - at the latest, CC gets ready, 6:30a - at the latest, brood awakens and body slams CC,  feed, make lunches, vitamins, clothe, brush teeth, 8:30a - leave for school, drop off 8:50-9:10a, etc....

  Schedules mean planners for me.  I am a list maker and 'check off-er'.  My lists help me feel accomplished and put me in a better mood all around.  I use it to plan meals (which isn't much in the way of planning.  I really like to cook, so I don't dread changing my mind and dragging the kids to the market for the third time in a week.  They love the waffles).  I'm lusting over this  Passion Planner .  With all of the pending changes in our lives this would be a perfect fit.

Schedules mean planners for me.  I am a list maker and 'check off-er'.  My lists help me feel accomplished and put me in a better mood all around.  I use it to plan meals (which isn't much in the way of planning.  I really like to cook, so I don't dread changing my mind and dragging the kids to the market for the third time in a week.  They love the waffles).  I'm lusting over this Passion Planner.  With all of the pending changes in our lives this would be a perfect fit.

You get the idea.  It's chaos in the most controlled fashion.  Thing is - I didn't realize just how dependent I am on the schedule until my husband told me to go in the bedroom and sit.  Defensively and DEFIANTLY, I replied 'uh - no!  I have a schedule.  The kids need....' and so on.  He looked at me with wide eyes and said 'yeah.  And I am their father.  I can do that.  You can go sit down.  That's what you can do.'

This is another book I REALLY want.  It's created by one of my favorite bloggers, Elise Blaha and would fit me to a T.  I've got to get one of these!

I got in the room and had NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF.  Sad, I know.  So I write - Around Here? Is our giant schedule filled with laughter, tears, craziness, chaos, and love.  Doing everything to keep it together day by day with three little humans, two full time working adults, a lazy pit bull and anti-social beta fish.

  Then there is the 'family' calendar.  I've got hubs convinced to do this DIY with me.  Click on the image to see the step-by-step process to create this sleek looking calendar sure to keep everyone in sync from  A Beautiful Mess.

Then there is the 'family' calendar.  I've got hubs convinced to do this DIY with me.  Click on the image to see the step-by-step process to create this sleek looking calendar sure to keep everyone in sync from A Beautiful Mess.

authored by Chelsea Crutcher