Wednesday, 3 April 2013

A to Z Blogging....Busyness.....

Ok. Blogging has been a struggle of late. Its been really busy in our family life. Chaos would describe our week at times. This term has been trying a few ideas to juggle the busyness. Reason -Brid has increased her hours at the ballet school to 13 hours a week. So you may see its been a real struggle to fit in everything.
When we are home, its sacred time, so the computer and blogging take a backseat.
So how does this busyness look.
Monday- bookwork- English and Maths. Australian history based IEW. ready ourselves to be at for Ballet  1pm
Home late that evening with a 1and 1/2 hour break midway. Brid doesn't do any schoolwork at Ballet as her first classes finish as the other schooled kids arrive.
Tuesday & wednesday are scared. We go nowhere, except Mass & Youth group Tuesday evening.
Thursday - Brids school day off. Sleep in day
Friday - complete our assigned work, catechism and any reading subjects until 1pm.
Saturdays- Ballet from 9 til 4pm.
Sunday. Our Lords day.

So its pretty busy. So when I am not driving 45 mins each way, I am cooking our evening meal to have that evening or preparing the meal for the next day. Dermot usualy completes the meal once we are on our way home.
I have a scheduled housework list I tick once complete each day. Its been a Blessing. I am so pleased I started setting this up last year.
We have timetables and whiteboards to remind Dermot our comings and goings.
Internet access is limited while we are at the Ballet Studio, so blogging and such doesn't happen.

We are pretty happy doing this. Brid is 14 and this season of our life will change. So its do-able for a short term.
Schoolwork wise, we sat down at the beginning of the year and broke her assigned work  into manageable chunks. Brid has been able to do extra topics, like the Papal election and Conclave etc. I thought it maybe too much for her, but she has commented its not nearly as much to do as she thought it would be.
How do we fit pray in?
Brid gets up early, Dermot & I do the reading in the mornings after breakfast and Rosary ,novenas are at night when we are all here.

I am sure everyone has busy times and we handle the busyness the best way we can.
There is a lovely church nearby that has the Blessed Sacrament exposed 24 hours a day. Its a haven.

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  1. Leanne,

    So pleased to see you are blogging A-Z!

    I don't cope well with being over-busy but you seem to be handling things well. You sound very organised. Brid is involved with a lot of interesting activities!

    Imogen is extremely busy too with music and uni and life! Andy shares the driving to music commitments with me, and it helps that Imogen is studying online. No driving her to the station to go to uni etc.

    You are so fortunate to be able to pop into the church to spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Yes a haven of peace!

    God bless!

    1. Hi Sue,
      I will see how I go with Daily Blogging. I might schedule a few.
      Its by the Grace of God that I am coping and organising myself certainly helps with that.
      I couldn't let brid miss this opportunity, so I am happy to do it.
      The Blessed Sacrament chapel is certainly Heaven.
      God Bless