Monday, August 20, 2012

Finding a Routine

Change is necessary and important, but there is still comfort and wisdom found in having a routine.  Routines help in bringing structure and dependability when everything else seems to be a whirlwind.  For some reason, the summer always seems to be a time of flux, and with the cooling air of the impending Fall Season creeping in, a little order and sanity seems to come with it.

Husbandman and I have been battling physical and emotional fatigue, as well as a cough that makes me sound like I'm dying and keeps us up at night.  Jon's days are filled with school and mine with work, but we are still trying to figure out what our new "normal" looks like.  We are trying to settling into a groove and find our routine.

There are some things that I am definitely excited about that I am sure will help with this, including finding a church, running consistently, working at a coffee shop a few days a week instead of the couch, and starting weekly rituals like making Kombucha or bread from a neighbor's sour dough starter.

Homemade Peach and Blueberry flavored Kombucha Tea

I have also been trying to stick to a chore list and this 6 week meal plan.  So far, it's been awesome! I love always having the answer to "What's for dinner tonight?" and being able to buy exactly what we need.  I've always hated meal planning, so this takes the hard part out and just tells me what to cook. We are on week 5 and they have all been a great success.

Finding time to play with the neighbor's kids is important in our routine, too.  It's so great to have their happy faces around... and yes, that is Jon in the play tunnel.

Jon and Harvey playing

Leilani and Simon teaching us all about Thomas the Train

It finally feels like we're finally starting to find our footing here and make this feel more like home.  Of course some days are way better than others, but it's getting easier with each day.

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