This week, I plan to complete the typing and inputting of our steps and goals into the spreadsheets I’ve created to keep us on target. The path is laid out in front of us, complete with deadlines, and I need to start putting together the dollar figures to find a doable budget.
This week, I plan to take a day to shop online and around town for capsule wardrobe* pieces to bring my wear-to-work options up to par. There’s no way I can continue wearing my yoga-pants-and-cardigan uniform, complete with messy bun of unwashed hair, as I reenter the work force. Speaking of the hair, I could really use some guidance on what cut and style will work best for my hair type (uber thick and ridiculously frizzy with lots of short hairs from the new growth associated with childbearing), face shape (I honestly don’t know, and that’s after taking beauty magazine quizzes), and lifestyle (fast and easy—don’t take it out of context). Help!
This week, I plan to finish everything to do with my father-in-law’s estate. Well, everything possible, like filing his income taxes and setting aside money for his property taxes.
This week, I plan to wrap up everything to do with my volunteer position as treasurer for the non-profit that will be holding its annual meeting this weekend. I also need to prep my house for out-of-town guests. These two things alone will take up a bulk of my time.
This week, I will start setting my alarm AND ACTUALLY GETTING UP to prepare my mind and body for the return to work. I also hope to guide the BHE through routines with the kids, to show him how I do it, to explain the kids’ needs and wants in more detail, to remind him I have faith in the job he’ll do with them, and to promise him I will try my best to reign in my control freak. I have already drawn up a list of what aspects of our household running I plan on keeping, sharing, and giving over to him; I figure we need to communicate these things or we’ll end up resentful and living in a filthy house with no food.
This week, I plan to secure care for my children for two days a week to enable my husband to be more than a SAHD but also our very own contractor, the guy who will fix things and plan things and buy things and get things done. There’s just so much and he can’t do everything in the time we need it done if he’s busy with our children.
This week, I plan to stay calm, trust in the Lord, be thankful for every blessing and road block, and accept with grace and gratitude all that comes to us and at us.