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Routines and changes

Life has settled back into¬† our summer routine. I’m starting to work on the boy’s sleep schedule. On Monday they start back into theater camp. That means they need to be up and moving to be out the door to be at camp at 9am. There have been days this summer where Colby didn’t get up until 10am. What is going to happen when he’s a teen if he does this at 10?

I got the boys up today at 8am and we did a workout. We did a 25 min cardio and then a 5 min abs. Richard and I are starting a new workout routine on Monday and the boys say they want to do it too… lets see if we can all get up and moving to do it.

The boys and I are also going to the grocery store today. We worked on the menu last night… fish tacos (I made homemade coleslaw for this), ribs with corn, homemade pizza (I am making pizza dough we will see what we have with it), grilled chicken and sweet potato, taco Tuesday!, grilled tuna steaks and fruit plate, meatballs. Friday is the boy’s play (Frozen again)

Hard to believe in about a month the boys will be going back to school. They start back on Aug 23rd. Blake will be a 6th grader and Colby a 5th grader. Time to get back into routines. Getting up in the morning. Eating breakfast (Colby doesn’t eat it on the days he sleeps in late), having simpler healthy dinners.

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Hello morning

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All my life I have thrived when I have routines. I need to have the structure of a routine in order to make sure life goes smoothly. I am getting into the groove of my newest morning routine. I know it will change again once the whole move has settled in, but for now I’ll enjoy my newest morning routine.

I get up and head downstairs to help the boys and Richard get ready to head out for the day. I put their lunches in their lunchboxes, remind them to brush their teeth and wear a sweatshirt. Make sure everyone eats breakfast and has what they need for the day.

Richard drives the boys to the bus stop on his way to work. This allows me to then have my own breakfast. I make breakfast and sit down at my laptop and enjoy my breakfast.

I check in with Facebook, have you linked to my Facebook account?  I would love to start having more conversations with my readers on Facebook. I often will post questions related to upcoming posts there.

I often write blog posts at this time as well. I check my blog stats and try to figure out what I can do next to get more followers/readers.

Then eventually I head back upstairs and enjoy a hot shower and figure out what is next for my day. Am I heading to the gym? Do I need to go to the store? Am I volunteering at the boys’ school? Am I going to spend the day emptying out boxes and putting things away? Should I bake something today or just do nothing?

I may not always know what the next step will be, but I will enjoy the morning routine.