Well, in an effort to better organize myself, have a cleaner house, homeschool, and still have a few free minutes everyday; I've decided to make a schedule for myself. I am amazed at how you can do just a few things everyday and have a clean house. I have given Mary Helen 3 chores everyday, which she loves and asks for more jobs! I only have a few cleaning jobs each day, some days are heavier than others, but I only have one thing to do on Fridays so it can be easily moved, and I don't have any jobs on Saturdays!!
We haven't started school yet, but I can see how it will fit easily into the routine I've set up. I'll even be getting around to deeper cleaning stuff instead of putting it off!
This coming week is pretty quiet, then starting next Saturday, we are busy busy busy! My dad is turning the big 5-0 this week, so we will be celebrating that on Saturday evening. Then on Monday, I am going to go to the mountains with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, her kids, and a family friend for church camp meeting. I'm sure the kids will have a blast...I'm looking forward to it too! I will come home from there on Wednesday and head out early Friday for the homeschool convention.