Monday, September 24, 2007

Tweaking the Schedule

Remember that schedule I posted here? I've been working on revamping it because honestly it wasn't working. Why, you ask? I'm not entirely sure except that life at our house doesn't happen according to the clock. Not that I was sticking strictly to the clock, but people, we were nowhere fact, I haven't looked at that schedule in days, maybe weeks.

Because I'm such a believer in schedules and I'm determined to make one that works, I've come up with this one.

I can't remember where I read (on another person's blog) about routine blocks. So I'm sorry that I merely took your idea and literally ran with it. But it looked like it just might work for us. I'll let you know how it goes.

Interestingly enough, Saturday night after printing a rough draft, I prayed that the Lord would help me figure out if it was realistic, doable, etc. Sunday morning I woke up with such a terrible backache that I could barely get out of bed. (The only thing I could think of that I did was lean over the tub to wash my hair Saturday morning. I suppose my body is telling me that I'm not 15 any more and can't do that!!) I spent the entire morning with a heat pack on my back. Later, I had an awful headache only to be followed by a horrible stomachache. Needless to say, I acknowledge that I can make my plans, but it is the Lord who orders my steps! (Proverbs 16:9)

**Just to clear up what I'm saying (and not saying)...I don't think my physical afflictions were directly related to my prayer about my schedule! But clearly I can make the best plans and I know that it's the Lord who enables me to carry them out...or not.

So, Monday morning we will try the new schedule! Stay tuned. :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry that you had a stomach bug. I hope you are feeling MUCH better now.

    My family works on a school schedule that utilizes blocks of time that start our day after breakfast. When breakfast actually occurs may vary, but what we proceed to do afterward tends to be a good deal more predictable! It works for us!