During my absence from blogging this past week, Travis and the kids and I were enjoying a nice break from the usual routine as we both visited family away from home and hosted family in our home. But, now that the Christmas celebrations are officially over for the Squires family, life returns to normal today.
Returning to normalcy is always a good thing, though there are admittedly some aspects of normalcy that I dread. The hardest part of resuming life post-holidays is probably going to be restoring a normal sleep schedule for myself and my kids. Over our Christmas “break,” Travis and I got into the habit of staying up late and letting the kids stay up late; and as a result, we have all been getting up late. Disciplining myself to return to an earlier bedtime will be difficult but necessary if I am to have happy mornings and productive days!
And, speaking of productive days, I must admit that I feel a little lost as I face this first “normal” week of 2011. My planner expired, and I don’t have a new one yet! I suppose I can resort to a random slip of paper to create my “To Do” list for a few days, but I think it will be in the best interest of everyone involved if I add the purchase of a 2011 Daily Planner to that “To Do” list.
Ready or not, the holidays are over and the new year is here; and, so, I welcome you back, Normalcy. I wonder what you will consist of in 2011….