Who wants to do this alone? Not me!!!

Most of you know my sister got me into this, and really I am less than good at keeping up with a journal and even worse at keeping  a blog. Thank you for reading.

 I really am "new to this stay at home mom" business. Its HARD I am not going to lie. Some days its all I can do not to pull out my hair and run away with my head under my shirt and hide in the closet. Its the truth. He is two! How can a two year old do that...if you don't know...you aren't a mom of a two year old. 

We moved to the Ghetto about a year ago, but before that we lived in a 1982, 25 foot, RV with no running water, in the driveway of my husbands parents trailer that is in the middle of a cow pasture. (sounds fun doesn't it. Don't be jealous I don't live there any more). We were there for 3 months waiting for our house to close. It really was a very important time for me and my MIL. All sarcasm aside. Really it was. They really are GREAT people. Give you the shirt off their back, and well I am a Yankee and no one around here likes us Yankees....even though I really didn't have anything to do with that war...and I am pretty sure my ancestors were to drunk to really pick a side...they still judge. We needed that time to build a relationship. I am so thankful we did.

(where was I going with this...OH YEAH)
Back to me living in the Ghetto...

We seriously don't get out much. I don't trust the neighborhood and to actually get to a decent part of town I have to travel 30 minutes. That is just to take my son to a park I feel good about allowing him to play without taking my husbands glock. That gas I am using needs to be spend getting my husband to and from work...so we hang out at home. Playing trains. Its great.

I have had to build a routine to keep me sane. I am such a structured person if I don't have a plan I go crazy! soooo I thought I would talk about that today.

First I want to tell you about my new planner!!!!! Yes I have an iPhone. Yes I know we don't use those any more! BUT!!!!!! Your kids aren't going to have a piece of you if technology gets lost. They will have pictures and a journal...I switched.

This little guy is AMAZING!

This is what my weekly shot looks like. I love how they are broken up into three sections. I use one for "home", one for "church" and another for my "Mary Kay" Business and for a group I am involved in called "Moms Helping Moms" I LOVE that she had made a spot underneath the days! I use that for a menu. Its so easy to look back and see what we had for Dinner that way I wont forget and have the same thing more than once that month. Since I am reading my scriptures more I love being able to write the ones that I want to learn for that week in that empty spot up there in the corner!
I have made a specific area of the house I am going to focus on everyday. Wednesday I have decided will be my blogging day. We will start with one day a week. Hopefully that will give me a good start.
Sunday: Church-Usually after getting at church at 7:45 and leaving at 1 I am wore out. Being a Primary President in a small branch and ensuring we have a smooth Sunday is exhausting. That's about all I have energy for.
Monday: Laundry-I strip the beds, take up all the towels in the house, and bathroom rugs and I wash EVERYTHING in the house. This last week I probably washed 15 loads of laundry. There is only three of us...I am not sure how that is possible. I usually make my home made bread for the week today. (I will post more about my bread later)
Tuesday: Kitchen-Wipe down counters (I do clean them more than once a week but everything gets moved off the counters and walls get scrubbed) mop floors wipe down appliances, organize fridge.
Thursday: Floors:-This is when I bleach the CRAP out of my house. I clean carpets, vacuum, sweep and mop. This is probably my most favorite day. I am sick I know. Currently I am looking for an alternative to bleach...have an idea? I would love to hear it.
Friday: Dust- Speaks for itself. I really can't believe how much dust we accumulate in our home. Its unreal.
Saturday: Prepare- This is the day I use to prepare for the next week. Usually its Sunday and lessons. It could be for my husbands week. Whatever it is I usually take a day from cleaning.
Things I have that I want to add to my routine are:
Homeschooling. My son is two we need to start soon!
Making my own soaps, detergents really want to get away from chemicals.
One of my goals this year is to read the Book of Mormon. I have challenged my primary children also. What a great way to keep track! This woman has seriously thought of everything! And with the reminder on the top of my weekly shot I have no excuse!
So that is all for today! I can't wait to hear what you think! Let me know. Suggest me to a friend.
 Lets be friends!

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