- Find a loose routine to build on, especially on school days. Much of this revolves around sleep, including my own. Plus, finding the best days/times to run errands, trying out new activities with Parker while Morgan is in school, and creating some work-focused time for myself.
- Clean this house. I have my hot spots and my own list of undesirable chores that have been deemed less important in the last couple weeks. When I'm stressed out, I clean. The house should be sparkling by the end of the week.
- Make sure that Morgan knows how much I love her and I am there for her 110% without breaking down in front of her. I can't tell you how heartbroken I feel when she says she's nervous or she's going to miss me. And how badly I want to tell her I'm going to miss her too. What can I say, I'm an emotional mommy.
Each week I write a short list, no more than 5 items long, of simple tasks that I want to complete during that week. Small things, not huge projects, that I can easily do in the span of 7 days. Things that will keep me focused + help me keep my eyes open to the big picture. You can read more about my One Little Word, less, why I chose it + how I'm documenting it in 2012 here. You can read all of my (now updated) less lists here.