Monday, September 26, 2016
Getting my ducks in a row
The past few weeks, in particular the past few days, have found me getting all of my ducks in a row as I prepare to return to coursework as I transition to a new career field.
-menu plans set for the next few months
-household cleaning chart worked out and followed, so as to stay on top of household cleaning
-groceries topped up, including some quick to table items such as canned chicken breast and tuna
-paperwork culled thru, a lot recycled
-staying on top of some reimbursements: going thru my on the desk files daily as a means to remind myself
-going week by week to ensure that DS #2 has someone (ideally) at home with him to facilitate his remaining on schedule with meals, studying, showering and bedtime. I will be gone from 5-10 p.m. roughly. So far, it looks like I have this week covered: DD will be home Tues and I've asked DX to do dinner with Dad on Th while DD is working until 8, which is roughly the time that DS would be returning home.
-keeping an ongoing lit of "to do's" so as not to let anything get lost in the shuffle
Luckily, the way my classes are starting, I will be easing slowly into this. This is the first week, and I will be traveling to another city (the main campus) to take one course, while the remaining 4 are offered right here in my own city. The 2 x's week commute will take place for 4 of the 8 weeks, before additional coursework here starts. Another factor is that the commuting will only be for 8 weeks, ending just as the chance for rough weather begins come mid November.
This is for the short term, I am trying to reduce it's impact. Anything that I am missing?