The thing that usually keeps me going during my down blogtimes are these: (crap phone photos will have to suffice as Jon is traveling)
Most of the time, they are enough but lately I was finding myself less and less inspired to blog. I'm glad I put my feelings out to the universe. I feel like I got my mojo back from your support. Who knew there was a 7 year blogitch?
One of the themes in the comments yesterday was sharing how we keep things organized. After many false starts and different methods starting kindergarten this year, we finally found our perfect solution. This weekly calendar, found at Target:
Do I hate that it is pink? Yes. Do I hate that it is called OrganizeHER? Yes. But it works, and it's $7 for an entire year. Enough space for lunches for kids (buy/make), dinner for family, activities, extras. Jon and I plan it out on the weekend so we can get groceries and know who has to cover what. This week is a slow week with Jon gone and we're trying to clean out the fridge before we go out of town.
People who've been to my house know I hate having things on my fridge, but we've found the best place to keep this is on the fridge. In December 2006, I wrote a post about how our fridge would most likely always have something on it but obviously I didn't listen to myself.
Also - I've said over and over to our families that we really don't look forward more than one week at a time. We do plan things out in the future and it goes into our long-term calendar but we just deal with one week at a time. When I start looking at everything that needs to be done in the next month, I get worked up and filled with anxiety so I ignore the tray. And having a plan makes Type A crazy organized people like me feel like I can make it, no problem.