Monday, April 14, 2014

but seriously

Last week, I laid out the plan for next year as I enter a new adventure in life: staying home. I was a bit idealistic and shared some pretty ridiculously high standards I'd like to meet next year, but I recognize that I won't meet them most days. Despite impending doom and failure, I still plan to try to meet those standards. I've done a lot crazier things in a 24-hour time period.

However, if all else fails, I have a more flexible "Plan B" to fall back on. It involves the following:

Working from home (This is a necessity, people. The kids still need to eat and be clothed and, therefore, I still need to make money.) Good thing I thoroughly enjoy what I'll be doing. Thoroughly.

Being with my boys WAY more, and being with them in a less time-constricted, stress-packed state. And hopefully being with my girl at home, too.

Watching my friend's sweet baby in the afternoons.

BSF.

Cooking more/smarter grocery shopping (Again, a necessity.)

Exercising WAY more regularly. I just feel so much better when I'm active. SO. MUCH. BETTER.

Writing. I just love it.

Volunteering (with ABI, Convoy of Hope, our church adoption and college ministries, etc.)

And lastly, more of the stuff I used to do before life got out of control. Things like writing letters to my Granny, making cookies for other people, and sending words of encouragement. I used to be decently good at these things, but they've been dropped like a bad habit in the past few years. But they're good habits, and I'm bringing them back, people!