Monday, June 21

Weekly Gratitude...

Getting back to our routine. (Well, at least most of it!!!) While being away from home can be great, but it can also cause havoc with our daily routine. When we were away we went to bed late... and getting up was well... we got up pretty early so we could get back out on the road again. As for meals... we only had a few home cooked meals, the rest were either snacky foods or stopping when we were hungry to eat out wherever we could find a place.

So now that we're home... it's been sooooooo nice to cook again. Our first meal was fish with veggies... at least that's what Steve and I ate... Rainee on the other hand is my picky-eater and had a peanut butter sandwich. We've had everything from pancakes to tacos... and it's been wonderful eating fruits and veggies...and eating at a regular time. And I'm sooooooooo enjoying cooking again... Although there is one thing I do miss... when you're eating out, you don't have to do dishes... I do miss that.

As for bedtimes... ugh, this has been hard! Still working on it... Not just because of the time change, but for nearly 2 weeks we were staying up late talking to family... or because Rainee slept most of the day away on the drive and wasn't tired when we wanted to go to bed, so we stayed up late with her. So now, getting our bedtime routine back to normal has been a bit inconsistent and a struggle... but at least we do have our bedtime stories down pat. As for getting up... everyone in the house seems to still be on the "let's get up early" schedule... which for me is fine... that's normal for me... and it's my quiet-time - and I love it... but when everyone in the house gets up early... it's not good. It not only shortens into my quiet-time... but makes for 2 very very very grumpy-bears (Steve & Rainee) half way through the day. Although yesterday, Rainee did sleep in until 8am... whooohoooo! Maybe that's a sign of things changing!!! I sure hope so... because grumpy-bears are not fun to deal with!!

So even though things aren't completely back to our regular routine... they are getting there... and I am grateful. I'm grateful to be able to enjoy all the joys of being home brings... except, well... the dishes! lol!


JustJoan said...

At least it's summertime! Good luck getting back to your routine.
Happy Monday!

JessiW said...

Ooh, my kids don't ever get enough sleep...they are so afraid they are going to miss something..However, lately they have been crashing at night earlier, b/c they have been outside playing so hard! That's the trick at our house...get them so tired to where they just fall asleep:) It is nice to have home cooked meals...I hardly ever eat anything out anymore...of course a lot of that has to do with my stomach...can't handle the grease that comes with food out, but I guess that's a good thing cuz I'm a little healthier b/c of it...always gotta see the positive, right?

Anonymous said...

Nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't like doing dishes!! lol!!

Bekka said...

I'm glad you're getting back into a routine! That is exactly why I'm not a big fan of's just so much nicer to keep the routine and be able to do for yourself. Hope things keep falling back into place!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm with U on the dishes part! LOL!!! I'm glad things are getting back to normal! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

sarah said...

getting back into the rhythm of sleeping... it's always a hard thing!

i'm still trying to figure that one out. anyway, i'm glad to hear that you are all doing well.

oh, and i'm headed down to socal next month! :)