Trying to Get Back on Schedule

I have to laugh at myself because I am often saying how I am not routine driven, that I am a free spirit and not a planner but then things happen to mess up my normal schedule or routine that set me off for a loop, taking me a long time to get back on track. It even goes so far as to make me tense, the shoulders get hard as boulders and my mind is completely frazzled. But I am not routine driven like my middle child, nope nope nope!

I lied. I am.Totally. 100% routine driven.

So when the school had a water pipe burst sending water through my sons school and they had no school for a week? I was home with my sons for a week, full time, trying to figure out how in the heck to work around two boys who were with me 24/7 that week, minus their few hour break with Dad a couple mornings.

Next there was Nemo who dumped us with snow. No school happened one day because of that.

Then there has been a change of schedule for the boys Dad, he is training on days for a couple or few weeks. This means the boys no longer are gone for 1-2 full days a week, but rather 1-2 evenings for just a few short hours a week. This is nuts.

I work days. I used to work nights, but I just can not seem to have the focus and drive I used to at evening hours. That is why I switched up my routine and work from home schedule to be morning hours! Now, here I am trying to figure out how to juggle my schedule around since school is back in session but the visits with their Dad has changed …

It’s always something around here, but I know I will get through this. I have been working in between the times the kids are in school, in between activity drop offs, in between sleep hours, in between visits. This all adds up to an hour here and an hour there, but at least it’s more than not working at all.

I can not wait for school to be steady again, but voila there is end of February one week long vacation from school coming up, just when the ex gets his second shift schedule back, my kids will be on vacation.

Every day I’m shuffling…

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4 comments

  1. Rosey (989 comments) says:

    Totally feeling you, things are off the hook crazy over here too, I miss the routine.

    Hang in there, you’ll be back on track sooner rather than later, I’m sure of it. :)

  2. TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs (42 comments) says:

    Welcome to the life I’ve lived for 7 years of homeschooling :P J/K Having a good schedule is something I’ve only dreamed of but it’s really necessary to actually get stuff done. I hope you get some normalization in your routine soon and that Nemo didn’t knock you down too bad.

  3. Nichol (66 comments) says:

    It can be so difficult! I used to work nights before Zoe was in school but was just so tired to write. Now I’m finding it difficult even with her in school since during the day is my time to run errands, shop and visit my mom. One day I’ll find something that works and hopefully be caught up!

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