It may sound strange, but I like to make Resolutions after we get a “Fall Back” extra hour after day light savings time change. I love looking at the clock and say “it says 10:00 but it is really should be 11:00.” I feel like I get extra time EVERYDAY, not just that initial extra one hour. Of course at some point the novelty wears off and I start staying up too late reading, or watching TV, or, well, you know any excuse to stay up late works for me! Then the next morning, getting up early gets harder and I push off the alarm (called Ethan) to later and later. So let me share with you my Day Light Savings Resolutions:
1. Get up every day at 6:00 A.M. I remember the days when I had to BE at work at 6 A.M. but now that my “job” starts and ends at home, it’s easy to stay in bed longer than I should. But hey now that the time is really 7:00 A.M., it shouldn’t be hard, right?
2. I will get my kids up at 6:30 A.M. every morning to read scriptures together as a family. Me and my girls are night owls; Ethan and my son are morning birds…typically this early morning scripture reading turns into a battle. The boys are too happy, we’re too sleepy and there is no happy middle. But hey, it’s really 7:30, right?
3. Make my kids a “hot” breakfast AT LEAST 2 times a week. Originally I planned 4 times a week, but let’s be a realist! I use to make my kids eggs, pancakes, waffles, bacon, hot oatmeal, etc. every day. But, well…see #1. There is also the fact that cold cereal became SO CHEAP if you watch for sales and use coupons. But my kids complain about having to eat cereal. Ethan and I have given the lecture more times than I can count about how when we were their age we would have killed to be able to eat cereal 5 or 6 times a week. (Yes, yes, I’m sure we mentioned that we ate gruel as we walked barefoot uphill in the snow to school!)
4. Do ONE load of laundry DAILY and put it away the SAME DAY. Currently I do most of my laundry on Mondays and then leave the clean laundry in the baskets in my front room to be put away, oh, Wednesday or Thursday. This one may be the hardest one of all for me…
Okay, so I’ll keep you up to date with how long these last. If it’s anything like my New Year’s Resolutions then they’ll be broken within 24 hours, but I’m trying to be positive!
Have we all done our NaJoEntMo Journal Entry yet this month? Yeah, me either! Let’s get to it! (What is this? See October 17th blog) Next week I’m going to try something wild and crazy! I will update my reviews page BUT this month, I’ll be having a drawing to give away a brand new copy of the book I’m reviewing. (Oh, by the way Ethan, I’m buying a book to give away! Love ya!)