It was my plan today to write a marvelous post about getting organized the night before so that mornings run smoothly.
Then I broke my own rule.
Last night, after returning home from our church small group, I discovered that the field peas I was in process of shelling would not fit in the refrigerator.
Change of plans: blanch peas for freezer instead of getting ready for school today.
In the midst of this, DD#1 discovered that she also had broken a cardinal rule in our home: getting her dirty clothes to the laundry on Saturday so that there are no last minute cries of “ I have nothing to wear!!”
Change of plans, Part B: DD#1 throwing clothes in the wash instead of relaxing before bed.
All this mini-chaos resulted in a grumpy household and a later bedtime than I needed before today’s 5:00 am wake-up.
Best laid plans gone awry.
The moral of the story:
Get ready for Monday on Sunday afternoon. A few minutes before we left for church Sunday evening—or better yet, thinking ahead a little more on Saturday—would have kept the wolves at bay Sunday evening.
During the week, a few extra minutes of planning in the evening can save the morning from potential meltdown.
If you can do it the day before, get it done.
You’ll thank me in the morning.
Be blessed today!