Okay. Back on track. No more of this “one post every two weeks” crap.

It’s the weekend. The weekend before school starts up for the Spring Semester, and I’m having trouble waking up before 8 am. This is not good. Ideally, I’d love to wake up at 5 every morning, get in a workout so I don’t have to worry about trying to fit it in during the day, get some (daily!?) blogging done, then make Charlie breakfast.

If you could pass that info along to Charlie, I’d really appreciate it.

Sadly, if I don’t go to sleep before 10, and if Charlie wakes up and flops around for an hour or so, 5 o’clock is simply not happening.

So, yes, Christmas break is almost over, and I’d say we’ve done a pretty good job of making up for the days we missed due to our vomiting parade. I think I’m actually ready to change my gears and be productive this semester.

Now, I may not the be the person going back to school, but it’s time for me to buckle down this semester, too. We’re going to work out a schedule in which Paul is at school a lot more than he was in the fall, and I’m going to have to work on dealing with it.

Sometimes my Self is a little…selfish.

Paul and I keep our marriage pretty 50/50. On the days that he’s home all day, he helps with things like cleaning and handy-man things, which is awesome. On the days that he works all day…he’s tired. And for me to expect him to come straight home and make dinner (like he has been during this break) or clean the bathroom, is pretty uncool.

Is that saying that I don’t work all day? Of course not. I definitely work all day taking care of Charlie, and I’m definitely tired. Do I have the option to take a nap, though? Yeah, I do. It might be a nap in which I get punched and kicked in the face by a toddler, but that just helps me get to sleep a little quicker, right?

Anyway, my point here is that I really need to find some kind of system to deal with keeping the house clean during the week without Paul. I would much rather spend time with him and Charlie than have one of us clean while the other relaxes. If I could just get things figured out, we could (gasp!) both relax at the same time.

Or, rather, we could both try to relax while we chase Charlie around.

I know it shouldn’t be hard, and I know that I’ve blogged about this before… Obviously it’s one of my problem areas…too bad they don’t make target zone workout DVD’s for your domestic problem areas.

“Cleaning Skills of Steel”
“8 Minute Organization”
“Ultimate Emotional/Domestic Balance Total Makeover”

Those titles are gold, I’m telling you. Anybody with mad organizational skills better snatch those up and make a fortune…and give part of it to me.

Or, at the very least, give me some advice. You guys have any?