I hear the washer filling and the dryer tumbling. That sound is a victory sound. Especially on this Monday morning.
For the past few months, I've been keeping Monday mornings free for myself. I get to sleep in, or return to sleep if K needs help with Robbie's morning routine. I get to do NOTHING all morning long, really until 2 p.m. Weekends are not really a "down time" for me, so this break has done wonders for my mental and emotional health. But... sometimes, you realize you can't "do nothing".
I am so behind on my to-do list, let alone the day-to-day chores. Being behind on laundry is always the worst, especially since it's time to do sheets/blankets and instead I'm having to do my clothing first. I really need to get caught up before the end of the school year, before the college students return from dorm and apartment!
I looked at the calendar this morning and was shocked - SHOCKED - to see that the last day of school is only 2 weeks, 2 days away. Summer is going to be here soon, and I haven't planned our little vacation, activities for Robbie, figured out a daily routine... nothing is prepared. Oops.
If I'm going to thrive this summer, those preparations have to happen. Summer is the hardest time of year for me, emotionally. In the summer, Robbie is home most of the day. He'll have therapy and extended school year class, but that's not like being in school for the day. We'll have to get a routine, things to look forward to, and more for us to survive - and thrive.
So today, even if it's a Monday, when all I want to do is rest and relax and take some time for myself... today is a day where I need to get some of the to-do list done. The dryer just finished...
P.S. I just remembered that I have one thing planned! Robbie has been accepted into a special needs camp that will happen mid summer. I will be going with him, as they require a parent/guardian for this autism camp. But it's an activity! And we're going to have fun with it!