"Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites." - Anonymous

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Nose to the Grindstone

So, I'm officially back at work. I started 2 weeks ago and am starting to feel like this is actually do-able. I mean, I know people do it all the time, both parents work out of the home.

It was easy when there was just 1 child. Now there's 2 and for some reason, it feels like there's triple (or quadruple!) the amount of stuff to get done by the end of the day. And hubs is still on holidays! What's it going to be like when he starts back at the office?

I'm sure it's not that bad. Some mornings I feel a bit overwhelmed. I think because hubs is home, I haven't felt the need to be as organized as I normally would. He can pack the kids bag for the day. He can go grocery shopping and make dinner. And he does. It's so wonderful to come home to a house buzzing with activity and a fresh meal. I will miss it come August.

But, so far it has been fantastic being back in the office. The people are just as great as ever, and we're in a new location, right in the core of the city instead of on the fringe of the core, as we were before. Closer to our clients, closer to the action.

So, now, I'm going to pose a question to you all. What are your favourite organizing tricks and resources? Anything that you find invaluable in your quest to smooth out the wrinkles of your routine? I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


Kami said...

I don't have too many tips other than if you keep on top of things they don't get overwhelming. I work at home and only part time at so I am no authority!


Tracey said...

No tips, but I'm glad your job transition is going so well!

Maya said...

Glad the transition is going well. My tip, if you make meals, is to come up with a menu plan for 2 weeks and then you can get everything you need in one grocery trip! And you don't have to figure out what's for dinner!

Vic & The Wearmouths said...

I always, ALWAYS, put my and Jorja's clothes out the night before, along with our juice glasses and full cereal bowls!!