I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I’ve posted. What a tough week. Work as been all-consuming this week and that is hard sometimes. If you’ve been here much you may know that I run a daycare in my home. I have kids here about 10.5 hours a day, almost 55 hours a week. I’ve also put in a few extra hours reading up on preschool sleep patterns and needs, a couple hours doing some extra sanitizing after a child got pink eye, a few hours of the regular cleaning/sanitizing, and some extra bookkeeping/tax work & lesson planning for a few more hours. I think I’m at close to 80 hours this last week. I have good families and fun kids but 8 kids under 3.5 years old can be challenging sometimes. Today I only have two little ones so this nap time should be some guaranteed quiet time and I welcome that.
Also this week the door on the upright freezer was left open for a day. I found it during work hours of course so that made it hard for me to put my attention there. It did get all cleaned out and only one kitchen garbage bag full of food went to the garbage. While it looks so much better and I’m glad it is cleaned out, the timing could’ve been better.
I’ve tried to keep up on the daily challenges I check in on and honestly, it feels like little else is getting accomplished. This weekend I plan to spend a day sewing. My basket of projects is getting full so I am anxious to get to that. I ripped apart a bunch of old corduroys and jeans this week so that I can turn them into some big floor pillows for my tweens to hang out on in the family room. There are baby things to make for daycare…like bibs and play mats. I like crafty weekends and that is exactly what I am planning. Some crafts and catch up on other household things.
While this week or so got away from me, I am not discouraged. I am still working on that November goal of getting a new working routine going…slow and steady wins the race, right? And last night I did pamper myself a little. I had a hair appointment so now I’ve got a little new fall color, cleaned up brows and a fresh trim. When I got home I ignored the craft project I should’ve prepped and gave myself a good pedicure instead.
Now that nap time is almost over I should get a little straightening up done. Welcome company girls! I am so glad you stopped by. While I’m not a coffee drinker, I’d be happy to dust off the coffee maker my MIL insists I keep on hand. Or I’ll make you a cup of tea. Because I love to visit!