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The word for the day is TRANSITION.
Sunday is my day to get the world in order. This is not a question of if but of how. I do not accept that these things will not be accomplished. It isn't a question of time management but rather of prioritization--what comes first?
  • grocery shopping
  • laundry
  • straightening the house
  • backpacks in order with sharpened pencils
  • schoolwork completed
  • white board in the kitchen with notes about the week
  • beds made and rooms in order

All of this must be done each Sunday before I can feel like the week ahead will be successful. It's not a question of if but of how. It isn't a question of time management but rather of prioritization--what comes first?
And so this post must be short.

Comments

  1. I call it "State of the Union" in my house... but yes Sunday is often a list of to-dos. We try squeeze some fun in to, but I can't start the week without getting all the ducks in a row. I'll be thinking of you...
    Clare

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  2. I don't even know what that feels like anymore. I've been a single mom for five years now, and I'm lucky to go to sleep with the kitchen entirely clean. I appreciate the reminder of what I need to work toward though because it feels like we are falling apart!

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  3. Yes. I'm about to make that list now. Here's to prioritization!

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  4. We divide this weekend rush between Saturday and Sunday, to try and fill in with some fun too! Oh Laundry. Laundry could get a single slice from me...good luck today!

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  5. Cleaning out the storage room today...eek! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. That just about sums up my Sunday, too. Gotta get stuff done!

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  7. I say if we have to have Sundays like this, (and we all do in some shape or form) then Mondays we need to have off. And if I ran for President, that's what I'd prioritize.

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  8. Sundays are usually our prep-for-the-week days, too--laundry and lunch making and outfit planning and checking the kitchen calendar. But not THIS Sunday--we are in Spring Break mode! Whoohoo!

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  9. I map out the week, and this week my son & daughter-in-law are visiting, so have more organization to do than usual. But even retired, this start to the week means considering what's needed before Monday & doing it! I was at my daughter's Friday night, & the girls were helping to have a "laundry party", sorting everything. It was fun to see how much silliness they were creating so they could start doing laundry.

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  10. Sundays can stress me out! There are so many things to be done, and I never quite seem to do it all...

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  11. You need to get it right in order for life to flow smoothly each week. Priorities rule the day.

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  12. Oh my goodness, this post reminds me that I have much to do and the day is slipping away

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  13. I really used to hate Sundays when my kids were growing up because it felt like an impossible task to complete. Empty nests has its perks because who really cares if everything gets done. Only me. Sunday is still a transition day as I contemplate the week ahead.

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  14. It was always the same at our house. Ending with backpacks and school bags by the door ready for tomorrow. It feels odd now that I am retired that I don't always need to do that. Sunday is still a day to review for the week but now in a more causal way. I love your comment it is about what comes first -

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  15. Ahhh, Sunday! I seriously just wrote a slice similar. The Sunday Blues, to be exact even though I try to get everything in order to feel prepared for the week. It still makes me a little sad that the weekend is over, but I have to do the usual Sunday chores to feel ready to go. My problem sometimes though, is that I wait until Sunday to do so much and then there isn't enough time. Then the stress or guilt comes in. :) Have a happy week!

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  16. Oh, how I understand lists and the need to have things done to think straight.

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