Wednesday, June 26, 2013

O is for... On My List

I've done this Blogging Through the Alphabet thing before, and there are a couple of letters that present an extra challenge. O is one of them. I saw my three boys off to Creation early this morning, so I'm now making a list of a few things I hope to get done while they are away and I have fewer people here competing for my attention and my spot at the computer desk.

On My List:
  1. Lesson Planning for the upcoming school year - I have had most of the curriculum chosen for awhile, and I have a pretty good idea of where we'll go with it, and a general notion of the time frame. During the next couple of days, I'll try to get a majority of that information plugged into the Homeschool Tracker and nail it down a bit more.
  2. Spend time with Kennady - one thing she has wanted to do lately is watch the movie version of Pride and Prejudice with me, so I am planning on making that happen this week. Maybe even tonight. I'm looking forward to other one-on-one time with her too, without interruptions or having to accomodate the boys' schedules.
  3. Get caught up on some decluttering and housework - I have a pretty big stack of stuff that needs to go to Purple Heart or somebody, and I have piles of stuff on and around my desk that need to be dealt with. 
  4. Tidy up the email files and other messes on the computer - just like my desk, our email files and document files and the like are cluttered. I was thinking I would designate a a time slot once a week to purge and organize emails, bookmarks, documents, etc to keep it under control. Starting this week.
  5. Set up a new daily routine for the summer - because if I don't, I will wind up sitting at the computer until lunchtime every day and still nothing will get done! LOL Sure, it's nice to take a break from the usual school schedule and just be lazy for a bit, but there's a limit. Even though the daily routine will have to change or, at the very least, be tweaked once full-time school starts again, we can start establishing some of those habits now.

Another thing I have been thinking about that contributed to this post is the need for something of a blogging schedule. I have been posting less since we finished school, and that's fine with me, but having a loose schedule of what kinds of posts I'll do on certain days works for me, and it's time to figure that out again. Ironically, a fellow Crew blogger is starting a new link-up called "5 Weekly Goals" so this post is going to be linked at Amanda's blog, Our Heart and Home. Will I keep up with posting weekly goals? At this point, it's hard to say. I've done it before with a different link-up, but I think this one looks slightly different and worth a try. At any rate, check back early next week, and I'll do my best to remember to update on these five goals anyway!

This post is linked at: Our Hearts and Home: 5 Weekly Goals

Please visit Ben and Me: O is for Organic to join in and to see what thoughts this week's letter has prompted for other bloggers.
Blogging Through the Alphabet

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Amanda Sikes said...

Thank you for linking up! I hope this helps to keep you productive through the lazy summer months as it has me. Hope to see you link up tomorrow.

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