Monday morning. What would normally be English from the Roots Up time in front of the dry-erase was filled with.... snoring? Our mini vacation from last week spilled into Monday. Feeling almost completely refreshed but definitely not on top.
Our extended weekend of downtime opened up some dialogue with some of my young students. Something that has been itching my brain has apparently been itching theirs too. They didn't know what to call it... but I did: CABIN FEVER! Yup, that time of year where the weather is moodier than the Israelites in the wilderness! That time of year where you wonder where the sun went and when it does pop out... always seems to be right in the middle of a lesson. How to break these hum-drums?
Well, I explained to my young pupil how some subjects and their seemingly monotonous context are unavoidable if we are to lay good groundwork for future material. However, I also recognized how other subjects have the freedom of being stretched into a more exhilarating frame of study. All the while I am also becoming more aware of a need to start on some spring cleaning, something I am not able to do ALL in one day as I did when I was younger. I admitted to myself, in light of last week's article on balancing clean, that I need some sort of master list and general rotating plan to keep the grime out of the corners and the cobwebs off my book shelves and window pains. But how?
We already have a full week with school and blogging and volunteering. Weekends come and it is our time to sort of.... crash. Together. How do we fit the clean into the creases of our day. FlyLady always comes to mind. Her time saving strategies and nuggets of quick-hits on key spots. With a team like I've got here, we can cover four-times the space in a fraction of time!
Tonight, and perhaps throughout this week, I will turn to a fresh page in my spiral notebook and begin:
- to list out each room and each aspect of those rooms which requires attention
- I will also jot down a map-of-sorts of our daily NEED-tos and the hoped for want-tos
I will keep you posted on our progress, in case it helps you with yours! I know the testimonies of other housewives' routines certainly helped me to find mine back when it seemed hopelessly lost!!
I pray you have have peace as you balance the clean in your home!